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Manny Pacquiao nearing perfect game shape says brother Bobby

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By Ponciano Melo Jr.

posted June 26, 2019 at 11:35 pm

Manila Standard Digital

https://manilastandard.net/sports/pacquiao-mania/298418/manny-pacquiao-nearing-perfect-game-shape-says-brother-bobby.html

LOS ANGELES, California — With still less than a month before facing off undefeated Keith Thurman Jr. in the ring, the eight-division world champion, senator Manny Pacquiao is now almost at his top form.
His brother and congressman Bobby Pacquiao has confirmed.
\”As we see his movement it is still fast. Right now, he\’s already at 89%,\” the former boxer, Bobby said in an interview.
The quickness of the Filipino pride will once again put to test against a much younger opponent as he vies to take the WBA Superwelterweight title on July 20th at the MGM Grand Arena.
The camp, however, said they haven\’t started his all-out training yet since they still got time to prepare and strategize against Thurman who is known for his heavy punches.
\”We can\’t underestimate Thurman, he\’s very powerful. We\’re making techniques, we\’re making strategies to help Manny protect himself on their fight,\” he added.
Thurman has earned 29 wins with 22 knockouts in his no loss professional record while Manny won 61 times including 29 KOs.
Right now, they are continuing his daily training routine where they jog in the morning and head to the Wild card gym in the afternoon to improve his stamina and execute their game plan towards the upcoming fight.
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Pacquiao with trainer Freddie Roach with the mitts flying off from the coach\’s hand. Photo from Manny Pacquiao
Despite getting labeled as the underdog for his upcoming fight, hall of Famer and Pacquiao\’s longtime trainer Freddie Roach remains confident that Manny will give Thurman a fight to remember and tint the clean record of the American.
“This is a great matchup. Thurman has youth and size. I’m sure he will come into the ring with 160 pounds behind his big right hand. Manny will be under 150,” Roach said in a prior interview with the press.
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“But we will have speed and movement. Winning this fight will come down to taking chances. Manny proved in his last two fights, against Matthysse and Broner, that he has his killer instinct back. Thurman better be prepared to shoot the works,\” he said.

Manny Pacquiao took some time off his grueling and intensifying training here as the Filipino boxing icon chose to rest for a day before heading back into the gym to continue the crucial stretch in his six-week training camp.
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Manny Pacquiao in his LA mansion with the writer. Precilyn Melo
The temporary lull is no cause for concern though as the Pacman is putting in some extra work for his upcoming bout come July 20th against the undefeated American boxer.

The camp, which continued from Manila, is now kicking in high gear as Pacquiao is putting in all the work in the six-week training camp.
Pacquiao will be looking to deal Thurman\’s first pro defeat, banking on extra motivation as the man opposite him inside the squared circle in less than a month’s time vowed to “retire” the fighting Senator.

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Ruiz downs Ortiz in heavyweight title eliminator

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Ruiz downs Ortiz in heavyweight title eliminator

Andy Ruiz Jr. is slowly getting back as a heavyweight title contender after dominating Luis Ortiz.

The former unified heavyweight world champion knocked down “King Kong” Ortiz thrice to win via unanimous decision.

Next in line for the boxer who had one of the greatest upsets in boxing history is to face the former WBC king Deontay Wilder.

Wilder, who has been out of the picture since being destroyed by Tyson Fury in their rematch, will make a return to face Robert Helenius before eventually fighting the Mexican Ortiz.

The Ruiz-Wilder bout is a big chance to happen as both heavyweights are under the boxing promoter Al Haymon.

“We’re always looking for great exciting fights we love to give the fans,” said Wilder, who was on ringside during the Ruiz-Ortiz clash.

“So if that’s what is lined up next, I’ve got to handle business and after that, we can get it on.”

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KSI returns and wins two fights in one night

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KSI returns and wins two fights in one night

Famous YouTuber KSI returned to the boxing ring after some time and he announced it by dominating two fights in one night.

Olajide Olatunji, his real name, first defeated Swarmz, a Briton rapper who happened to be his friend as well. The match ended in the second round and then after several other matches, KSI stepped up once more to TKO Luis Alcaraz Pineda, a true professional boxer.

But despite these wins KSI’s pro record remains at 1-0 as both fights were not given a green light as officially-sanctioned bouts.

One of the undercards in the event was Salt Papi, a Tiktok star that is a Filipino. He won easily in his first fight with an impressive knock out.

Salt Papi became famous for his fake run videos and since then went on a fitness journey that led to his boxing debut

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Philippines left with no boxing world champion

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Philippines left with no boxing world champion

2022 is not yet over but we’ve already seen the fall of our boxing world champions one
by one.
And with Mark Magsayo failing to defend his WBC featherweight belt in his first title
defense, it left the Philippines with no more current world champion in the sport.
Magsayo went through a heartbreaker with a split decision loss against Rey Vargas of
Mexico.
Rene Mark Cuarto also lost the IBF minimumweight title to another Mexican boxer
named Daniel Valladares.
Just last month, it was Nonito “The Filipio Flash” Donaire who surrendered his WBC
Bantamweight belt to the Japanese Monster Noaya Inoue, his second defeat to the now
unified bantamweight champion.
Jerwin Ancajas likewise suffered the same fate while Johnriel Casimero got his WBO
bantamweightbelt stripped from him due to violation in the weight cut guidelines.
Now, the questions afloat are who will be the next Pinoy champion? Will there be
another Pinoy champ?
With Manny Pacquiao retired from professional boxer after losing his belt as well to
Yordenis Ugas, who will be the next boxer that will give the Philippines back its pride?
Up and coming star Eumir Marcial is on the list after capturing the bronze medal in the
Tokyo Olympics. Magsayo is not off the chart as well as he is still young, it’s just a
matter of bouncing back.

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