No Holy Week break for Manny

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Manny Pacquiao throws a light punch against assistant trainer Buboy Fernandez during training. AFP FILE PHOTO

Manny Pacquiao throws a light punch against assistant trainer Buboy Fernandez during training. AFP FILE PHOTO

Reigning World Boxing Organization welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao will not take a break this Holy Week in his training for his upcoming showdown against unbeaten Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Pacquiao’s long time adviser Mike Koncz said that chief trainer Freddie Roach would not cancel the sparring sessions and strength and conditioning training of Pacquiao at the Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles this Holy Week.

“The training this Holy Week will go on. We’re not going to take a break,” Koncz told The Manila Times on Tuesday in a phone interview. “It [Holy Week] will be a normal week for coach Freddie and company. Manny doesn’t like also to take a break in training.”

Koncz also said that it depends on Pacquiao if he is going to continue or not his usual Bible study every training session. “It’s up to him if he goes up or not with the Bible study. I do not have any idea so far in the schedule. He always pray and thank God everyday. That’s all I know,” he said.


Koncz said that Team Pacquiao is on track on their goal to whip the Filipino ring icon into superb shape and formulate a fight plan against Mayweather, “They are working hard everyday in training and sparring. Manny looks so great in his current form,” he said.

Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum affirmed that Pacman is getting better and better and there’s nothing to worry about the cramps he experienced recently.

“We went to the best doctor here in LA to consult about the cramps and that doctor prescribed a cream to treat the cramps,” he added. “That cream is already approved by the US Anti-Doping Agency.”

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  1. To piolumo. Protestants celebrate Holy Week also. So he is probably celebrating it privately and will go on training Happy Easter and viva la Philippines. Hope he smacks Mayweather around good.