• Pacquiao impresses sparmate Martyniouk

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    Stan “The Man” Martyniouk PHOTO COURTESY OF STAN MARTYNIOUK AND MANNY PACQUIAO AFP FILE PHOTO

    Stan “The Man” Martyniouk PHOTO COURTESY OF STAN MARTYNIOUK AND MANNY PACQUIAO AFP FILE PHOTO

    AMERICAN lightweight boxer Stan “The Man” Martyniouk expressed his admiration of Manny Pacquiao’s ring prowess adding that he was proud to be chosen as one of Pacman’s sparring partners.

    Pacquiao, 35, the reigning World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight champion with a 56-5-2 win-loss-draw record, is gearing up for his fight against undefeated American Chris Algieri (20-0 slate with eight knockouts) on November 23 in Macau.

    “I feel honored being in Manny Pacquiao’s training camp and being able to help him get ready for his fight,” Martyniouk (13-2 win-loss slate with two knockouts) told The Manila Times on Thursday in a phone interview.

    The 5’10 Martyniouk, 29, was handpicked by Freddie Roach because of his long reach just like Algieri’s. Pacquiao’s sparring session and heavy training under Roach begins today.

    “I can emulate Algieri’s style and help Manny. I think Manny is also a big help to me. Height, movement and good jab are my attributes similar with Chris’ [Algieri],” said Martyniouk.

    “I want to thank Freddie Roach for giving me this big opportunity and I will do my very best to get Manny ready for his fight and make sure he comes out victorious which I know he will.”

    Besides Martyniouk, 31-year-old American welterweight Mike Jones and Ukrainian light welterweight Viktor Postol are also set to arrive in General Santos to be Pacquiao’s sparring partners.

    “He [Pacquiao] is a future legend I feel blessed being part of this experience. This is will definitely be a great experience,” added Martyniouk.

    The American boxer also said that he is excited to watch Pacquiao play basketball and coach the KIA Sorento in the opening day of the Philippine Basketball Association 40th season.

    “Basketball is good for endurance and I really like it. I haven’t seen him [Pacquiao] play so it will be fun to go and watch him.”

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    1. He is a legend alright but that’s it. Everything will come to an end and it’s in sight. It’ll be in the books but overwhelmed by his anomalies both in personal life, sports and public servant. If not in his life it’ll be his family who’ll pay for all their sins. Too bad so sad for such an illiterate boxer with little know how when it comes to being a role model. He can’t be one because he beats people both in the ring or when he goes out with his losser friends. He doesn’t know when he is being used by them. Sorry legend you can’t buy yourself out of these nor when your family falls in the hands of retribution. You are definitely screwed and you might as well take the fall and comes out with your head high. Learn from Mr. George Foreman – it’s never too late for you.