Reigning World Boxing Organization welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao needs a new sparring partner after he broke Viktor Postol’s nose during sparring session in General Santos City.
Long time adviser Mike Koncz said that Pacquiao (56-5-2 win-loss-draw with 38 knockouts) is becoming more aggressive and throws a lot of punches during their sparring sessions against welterweight guys Stan Martyniouk, Mike Jones and Postol.
Pacquiao, 35, will collide against unbeaten American Chris Algieri (20-0 win-loss slate with eight knockouts) on November 23 at the Cotai Arena in Venetian Hotel in Macau, China.
“He [Pacquiao] is getting better and better everyday. I have no any idea what happened to Postol but there’s nothing new about it if Manny broke somebody’s nose because he is in tremendous shape,” Koncz told The Manila Times in a phone interview yesterday.
“We are expecting nothing else but a knockout with what we see right now in the training,” he added.
The Ukrainian Postol, one of the three sparring partners brought by American trainer Freddie Roach, has a resemblance with the 30-year-old Algieri that includes the height, fighting style and movement.
Pacquiao’s assistant trainer Buboy Fernandez, meanwhile, reported that Postol is fine after suffering a broken nose. The sparring session is now ongoing.