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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Pacman shows off deadly form

BAGUIO CITY — Manny Pacquiao is back to his old and deadly ways.

Two days after a listless sparring session, Pacquiao put on a solid showing on Saturday against the very same man who gave his fans and followers a sickening feeling that he might be way behind in terms of preparation.

Pacquiao was almost merciless in his three-round sparring session with unbeaten super-welterweight Shawn Porter as the Filipino’s preparation for his November 14 duel with Miguel Cotto took a giant step in terms of progress.

“Relax lang kayo,” Pacquiao, smiling, told a gathering of Manila-based scribes who were given the luxury of watching the entire three-hour training session at the Shape Up Gym inside the Cooyeesan Hotel, the temporary residence here of the pound-for-pound king.

Pacquiao was so dominant that Porter’s trainer and father Ken kept on hollering in frustration over his son’s anemic performance against the very same fellow who was just a shadow from his best two days ago.

“Masyado namang kayong kinakabahan eh,” said the 30-year-old Pacquiao, who will remain here until October 24, the day his team leaves for the US to begin another phase in his training, arguably the most crucial part of preparation.

Pacquiao said the key in beaing Cotto would be movement.

Lots of it, according to Pacquiao, showing the same bunch of writers exactly how by throwing his combinations in blinding speed.

Displaying intense focus, Pacquiao had the 21-year-old Porter on queer street a couple of times, circling around his much beefier sparring partner after landing his trademark left straights and quick combinations, reminiscent of the way he frustrated and mauled the legendary Oscar De La Hoya last year.

Trainer Freddie Roach was one of the happiest people around after watching Pacquiao work out with Porter and Urbano Antillon for an additional two rounds.

“He is starting to show a little more focus and I am happy with the sparring because this is how he should fight to win against Cotto,” said Roach.

Just before the workout ended, conditioning coach Alex Ariza re-introduced Pacquiao to the science of plyometrics, something that brought pain and punishment to the fabled fighter from General Santos City.

Plyometrics is a form of exercise using medicine balls and weird gadgets that build up strength for a fighter and reinforces his threshold for pain.

Still, Ariza assured Pacquiao that he has to undergo the same program again.

Source: mb.com.ph

1 comment:

  1. It show of weeks of trainings and his true form are now showing.