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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Pacquiao rules out early training

Manny Pacquiao on Wednesday said he worries being burned out if he trains too early and explained that an eight-week training before his fight has been tried, tested and proven to be successful.

Pacquiao made this comment when asked why he has not hit the gym while his opponent, Puerto Rico’s Miguel Cotto, has been training for weeks.

“When I train more than eight weeks, I get burned out," said Pacquiao during the formal launch of Head and Shoulders shampoo, which he is an endorser at the Renaissance Hotel in Makati.

“But when I train less than eight weeks, I feel that I don't get the perfect condition,” said Pacquiao, who battles Cotto on November 14 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Pacquiao said he will report to the gym upon his arrival from a five-city press and promotional tour of the fight beginning on September 10 at Yankee Stadium in New York.

From the Big Apple, Pacquiao will fly to Puerto Rico for another gig on the 12th and then onwards to San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego in the next few days.

Pacquiao will leave for the tour on September 9.

Pacquiao trainer Freddie Roach had been calling out his fighter to decide right away as to the venue of his training camp, adding that the high-altitude conditions of Toluca, an hour by land from Mexico City, is an ideal place to set up a training camp.

While Toluca looks like ideal, Pacquiao is also eyeing a secluded residential place in Baguio City.

Informed of Pacquiao’s desire to make Baguio his homebase for training, Philippine Sports Commission chairman Harry Angping said he will make sure the boxing gym located inside Teacher’s Camp will be secured to ensure that Pacquiso stays focused during his workouts.

Cotto has been in training the past month in Puerto Rico, a sign that the 28-year-old puncher is not just after the hefty paycheck that comes with fighting somebody like Pacquiao.

Cotto is far more advanced than Pacquiao at this point in terms of training that he has kicked off his sparring sessions.

Still, Pacquiao believes eight weeks is more than enough to whip himself up into form against the rugged and dangerous Cotto.

“I will come in prepared as always,” said Pacquiao.

Source: mb.com.ph


  1. Pacquiao should go to Mexico for training not in the Philippines. It's not going to happen that he won't have any distraction and secondly it's easy to be train in Mexico because it's closer to the U.S. and easier to find a sparring partner. Philippine Sports Commission chairman Harry Angping should advise Pacquiao to be train outside the U.S. or listen to Freddie Roach who really cares about his boxer.

  2. cotto start his trainning early that pacquiao but we don't know he might just do the slight trainning not really a hard trainning, i think he was just doing some warm up but when pacquiao start his own trainning that's the time cotto will do the hard trainning and televise both boxers in 24/7 about thier trainning activities will be shown before the fight.