This may or may not be Manny Pacquiao’s final fight, but the mindset of the Pambansang Kamao in his training has not altered from then till now, according to coach Freddie Roach, because even at the age of 42, he is the most diligent and has the highest dedication in training in Wild Card gym.
“He hasn’t cut one corner in training camp. Not one. He runs up the hills in Griffith Park straight to the Hollywood sign. He crunches thousands of sit-ups daily. He spars three days each week and hits every bag on the gym with bad intentions,” said Roach in almost the last week of Pacquiao’s final training camp.
“He wants this one more than anything,” Roach added.
Pacquiao will fight again in another world crown fight in the next two weeks as he fights two-belt welterweight holder Errol Spence at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Pacquiao has been throwing 12 rounds in recent weeks against sparring partners Gio Cabrera, Maurice Lee, and Alexis Rocha to show that he is still strong and his stamina has impressed 61-year-old Roach with his 20-year tenure. dangerous Filipino southpaw.
“Manny isn’t training this hard to say goodbye. It’s to prove he’s still there,” said the Hall of Fame trainer.
“Philippine politics might influence when Manny hangs up his gloves. Maybe this is Manny’s last fight,” said Roach.
“But this summer, he has been training for his greatest victory, and for Manny, that is saying something. It’s the stuff that greatness is made of,” he added.