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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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Fil-Brit Tiktoker Salt Papi puts the world on notice in latest boxing win

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Fil-Brit Tiktoker Salt Papi puts the world on notice in latest boxing win

A new Pinoy boxer rising? This might be the case if we’re talking about the social media influencers-turned-boxers.

Tiktoker Salt Papi was the talk of the town after his vicious knockout against Youtube sensation Josh Brueckner, a taller, bigger guy.

The Filipino-British boxer landed a perfect right hand right to the face of Brueckner in just the first round.

They served as an undercard of KSI vs. Faze Temperr.

Pro boxer and rising star Ryan Garcia was impressed by Salt Papi’s victory convincing him that the latter should next face Jake Paul.

They are both undefeated in boxing and all of their wins are via knockout.

After the victory, Salt Papi posted a video clip on his Instagram showing a comparison of his knockout to Manny Pacquiao’s iconic KO hit to Ricky Hatton.

The post received lots of comments including boxing’s only eight-division world champion himself.

Pacquiao wrote on the comment “Pwede Na” in which Salt Papi replied with a “salamat po.”

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Jon Jones takes on Ciryl Gane in heavyweight championship

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Jon Jones takes on Ciryl Gane in heavyweight championship

In a shocking announcement, Jon Jones confirmed that he is upping his division and will fight Ciryl Gane for the UFC heavyweight world title.

The development was leaked after T-Mobile Arena displayed an ad about the fight that was later on confirmed by the former pound-for-pound UFC fighter.

“Day one of four, just a few weeks out from my first heavyweight championship against Ciryl Gane,” said Jones.

The mega-bout is expected to take place on UFC 285. Jones has been out of the Octagon for almost three years now.

“Absolutely, I’d love to have Henry [Cejudo] coaching me for this Ciryl Gane fight. Hopefully our schedules can align and we can get on the same page,”  said Jones.

“Bones” Jones at the age of 35 has a record of 26 wins, one loss, zero draw, and one no contest.

While Gane has 11 wins, one loss and zero draw.

The date of the collision has yet to be announced as of writing.

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Pacquiao signs with Rizin for more exhibition bout

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Pacquiao signs with Rizin for more exhibition bout

Boxing’s only eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao is set to continue putting on the gloves as he surprisingly signed under Japan’s Rizin Fighting Federation.

The MMA promotion made it known through their social media with details that the former Philippine senator will box this year against a Japanese fighter.

He recently came back to the sport with an exhibition bout against Korean YouTuber DK Yoo.

“I have agreed with Rizin to fight next year. That date will soon be announced, and also my opponent that Rizin will choose, and I’m open and excited to fight a Japanese fighter,” Pacquiao said during his signing with Rizin.

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