• Pacquiao adjusts well to US weather, ready to rumble

    Manny Pacquiao AFP PHOTO

    Manny Pacquiao AFP PHOTO

    Eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao said that he had no problem adjusting to United States weather, as he enter the last phase of his training for his November 5 fight against World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight champion Jessie Vargas at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    “I feel very positive and comfortable,” Pacquiao (58-6-2 win-loss-draw record with 38 knockouts) told The Manila Times. “I only need four to five days to adjust and acclimatize to the weather, so that’s not a problem to me.”

    “My heavy training in Manila was also great and coach Freddie (Roach) was really happy with the result. I also feel good because I was able to attend to my legislative duties as a senator while I’m doing my everyday training.”

    Pacquiao’s chief security officer Carlos Homo, who is also in the US, said that Pacquiao did roadwork at the Griffith Park in Hollywood on Tuesday followed by his usual mitts training in the afternoon.

    “Even under bad weather, my boss is continuously training. He (Pacquiao) is ready to fight,” Homo told The Times via online message.

    Pacquiao thanked all the people who prayed and supported him and even those who criticized him. “I’m thankful to all the people even to those who criticized me. They really inspired me to do my very best and they challenged me to bring out my best,” he added.

    Before leaving Manila, Pacquiao has already logged 78 rounds of sparring. He will resume his sparring sessions at the Wildcard gym today.


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    1. Levi C. Arabelo on

      Boxing Fans & Pacquiao Team Beware:

      I noticed in the video (Countdown to Pacquiao vs. Vargas/) featured in John Gatling’s item in NYFights titled – Pacquiao vs. Vargas: Return of the Villain, particularly at elapsed time 10:14-17 and 14:39 Vargas has develop some acne, a lot of them, something not seen in him in previous appearances, both pictures and videos before the Pacquiao fight was announced. Seconds later in the same video, Vargas spoke and you can notice how smooth his neck and skin around his throat. The acne is around his neck and face. We still have to see if it’s all over his body. The same things happen to Marquez when he work with the notorious Memo Heredia. Now there were some unconfirmed reports that Vargas will be working with Heredia, a report he denied.

      Steroids can cause bad acne and fluid retention, these are known side effects of Anabolics. I had written some comments in some articles about reports Vargas will be working with Notorious One Heredia, which Vargas denied in some forum. Now it’s showing, the undeniable sign of use of steroids. Acne all over his body and muscles suddenly develop in a short time, will be a reminiscene of Marquizoid.

      Seems some boxers will go to the extent of cheating to realize their evil dream.

      Here’s the link to the said video.