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FORTUNE LOOKING FORWARD TO REUNITING WITH PACQUIAO AND ROACH

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Fighter of the Decade” Manny Pacquiao’s first strength and conditioning coach at Freddie Roach’s Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles, former heavyweight contender Justin Fortune, is looking forward to reuniting with Pacquiao and Roach and Filipino assistant trainer Buboy Fernandez.

In an overseas telephone conversation with the Manila Standard, Fortune who set up his own Fortune Gym also in Los Angeles after parting ways with Roach some years ago said he is “coming over to help Manny, help Freddie put everything into harness. My job will be to help Manny beat (Brandon) Rios” in their WBO International welterweight title fight in Macau on November 24.

Fortune said he is schedule to leave Los Angeles on Friday night to arrive in General Santos City a couple of days before Roach who plans to fly out of LA after Miguel Cotto’s fight against Delvin Rodriguez on Saturday.

When asked who reached out to him to rejoin Pacquiao’s training camp after Roach fired Alex Ariza who is now training “Bam Bam” Rios, Fortune said it was “Manny and Michael (Koncz) and they went through Freddie first.”

He said “everything is fine and we want to get back to where we were. Freddie will do the boxing training, I will do the conditioning and Manny will do the fighting.”

Fortune indicated he is looking forward to working alongside Roach and Buboy Fernandez and “we’ll be like we used to be with Manny.”

He played down whatever differences he had in the past with Roach telling the Standard that he had been with Roach for some 20 years and they had gotten over their little difficulties “absolutely” and added he couldn’t allow “something silly” to get between us.

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Manny Pacquiao Really Ticked Juan Manuel Marquez Off

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When Juan Manuel Marquez frantically chased Manny Pacquiao and desperately begged him for a rematch, everyone realized how badly he wanted to beat him. What perhaps went a tad bit unnoticed is why he did it.

The assumed motivation behind Marquez’s frantic scramble for another shot at his Filipino rival was just the desire to get a blemish off his record. Maybe it was more than that, though. Based on the comments he made prior to and in the direct aftermath of his 2012 knockout victory over Pacquiao, it seems like Marquez really and truly hates the guy.

For better or worse, Pacquiao and Marquez fought three really competitive fights in the lead-up to last December’s showdown. The first ended in a controversial draw. The second and third were won by Pacquiao in tight, contentious fashion. The fourth, as we all remember, was a dominant victory by Marquez.

Apparently somewhere along the way, perhaps because he felt robbed in their first three bouts, Marquez developed a lot of resentment towards Pacquiao. That resentment seeps from his words every single time he references his lone victory

“It was great,” he said during a recent HBO special for his upcoming match-up versus Timothy Bradley (transcribed by Ring). “The best thing that’s ever happened to me in this sport…I believe in divine justice. This fight is proof it is real. To win the way that I did, it’s like God gave me a way to do it. That punch carried the strength of my family. The strength of my entire training. The strength of my entire Mexican fans.”

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Ariza say’s, Pacquiao hiring a new strength coach shows he does not trust Freddie Roach!

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Today on Alex Ariza’s Official Twitter site- Alex stated that by Manny Pacquiao hiring Juntine Fortune a lack of confidence in Freddy.

What are your thoughts fans?

Post here!

Manny Pacquiao Speed And Power Video!

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Manny Pacquiao Speed & Power Video

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Julio Cesar Chavez Jr does not train to entertain!

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On Saturday Night we watched via HBO the son of the best Mexican boxer ever make a journeyman boxer name Vera look like a world contender.

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr flashed moments of brilliance and accuracy, but did not have the pop on his punches to do any damage. Chavez Jr also did not have the stamina and quickness to elude the slow punches be thrown at him from a very game Vera.

That being said- Either you have it or you don’t- It is my opinion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr just doesn’t have what it takes to be an elite athlete or fighter- He is just to damn lazy when it comes to training.

Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao understand it is their job to entertain. They know work has to be put in at the gym in order to give the fans an exciting show. You have to have that attitude to be an elite athlete and call yourself a world champion.

I honestly do not think I can even turn the T.V on next time he fights.

Chavez Jr went from possible star back to son of a legend.

It appears Chavez Jr inherited the incredible chin of his father, too bad he did not inherit his work ethic as well…

Alex Ariza Still Calls Pacquiao, “His Friend”

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Ariza, who says he found out that he was being fired from his position in Team Pacquiao through an ESPN fan chat during the Pacquiao-Rios press tour, is currently in Oxnard, Calif., assisting former WBA lightweight titleholder Rios (31-1-1, 23 knockouts) in preparations for his Nov. 24 [Nov. 23 in New York] non-title welterweight bout against Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38 KOs) at the Venetian Resort in Macau, China.

“As far as the personal thing, I still consider [Pacquiao] a friend,” Ariza told RingTV.com. “I don’t have a vendetta or want any kind of reciprocity. It’s just I have to come here now, I have a new fighter and a new responsibility and my job is to win. That’s what I’m here for.

“I think people emphasize too much on [the personal aspect], and it kind of makes me wonder how many people have ever played sports before. I grew up playing sports my whole life. There’s just some times when my friend is on the other team and he ends up pitching against me and I have to hit off of him. It’s nothing personal, it’s just part of sports.”

Ariza, who had aided Freddie Roach in the training of several of his former fighters, including Amir Khan and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., began working with Pacquiao in 2008 when the Filipino boxing icon first moved up to lightweight to challenge David Diaz. With Ariza in tow, Pacquiao went on to win additional titles at junior welterweight, welterweight and junior middleweight.

Justine Fortune Lets Ariza Have It! “You Need To Quit Using The Same Crap I Was Using 5 Years Ago!”

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Fortune says, Alex Ariza? The guy’s a fuckin’ tool. Give me a break. What the fuck does Alex Ariza know about fucking boxing? We know a lot of shit, a lot of dirt on Alex Ariza, no shit. The worst part about Alex Ariza is that he didn’t know when to keep his fucking mouth shut. You know what I mean? So I’m watching fights there with Freddie in the corner and Roach is the trainer. When the trainer talks everyone else shuts the fuck up. This son of a bitch couldn’t keep his mouth shut. He’s talking to one of Freddie’s fighters in a fucking world title fight. He’s butting in and interrupting him. It’s like, ‘Dude, you’re not the trainer. You’re just the fucking – I don’t know what you are. Well, I know what you are. I know why you’re there. You’re a strength and conditioning guy, and you’re with Manny and you’re using my shit that I was using fucking five years ago. Things have progressed and exercises have changed and reasons and a whole bunch of stuff. You need to quit using the same crap that I was using ago. It’s out dated.

 

I don’t think he brought anything. I think he just brought tension to the camp. Trust me. Manny’s training in the Philippines for this fight, he doesn’t need any more fucking tension. He needs to just concentrate on his fight because the pressure is all on him. None of it’s on Brandon Rios. No one knows who the fuck Brandon Rios is. He’s up there in Oxnard training his heart out, doing what he’s doing with no pressure. Manny’s got to live up to a reputation. It’s a big pressure fight. There’s a lot of shit going on in Pacquiao’s head. That’s definitely to Brandon Rios’s advantage.

Manny Pacquiao Hires a Quality New Conditioning Coach that is a blast from the past!

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Manny Pacquiao has decided to hire in his former conditioning coach, Justin Fortune.

Fortune is expected to arrive in Manila on Friday and is expected to start working on Pacquiao’s conditioning in preparation for his Nov. 24 fight against young American Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios in Macau.

The coach’s arrival will fill in the void caused by the yanking of Colombian Alex Ariza who could not get a long with chief trainer Freddie Roach.

Fortune himself figured had issues with Roach in the past over regarding money, but apparently since have worked out those matters.

Fortune, a former heavyweight boxer, was Pacquiao’s conditioning coach during the early years of his successful US campaign which included sensational wins over Marco Antonio Barrera.

Shortly after the departure of Ariza from the Pacquiao, insiders expressed fears that the Filipino boxing icon’s preparation for his fight against Rios would be adversely affected by the absence of a conditioning coach.

FLOYD MAYWEATHER ON SELF PRESERVATION AND FIGHTING IN THE UK

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By Bryan Armen Graham in New York

theguardian.com

Less than two weeks after defeating Canelo Alvarez, Floyd Mayweather talks about future fights and financial gains

He is prizefighting’s greatest heel since Jack Johnson, the undisputed king of convincing people to pay to watch him lose – even as he never comes close to doing so.

Floyd Mayweather, boxing‘s pound-for-pound champion and the world’s highest-earning athlete, is a master of the salesmanship that is the difference between an elite fighter and an attraction, a craft that demands a vernacular of bombast and braggadocio. Yet his profligate made-for-TV persona gave way to sober, matter-of-fact reckoning this week, when he met a small number of press over lunch at the Vanderbilt Suites in midtown Manhattan.

It was 11 days after Mayweather badly mistreated Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in the sport’s biggest event in years, improving his record to 45 wins in 45 professional fights. The promotion was an unqualified success, breaking records for pay-per-view gross (nearly $150m so far) and live gate (more than $20m). Mayweather earned a base purse of $41.5m for 36 minutes of work – a sum expected to balloon to more than $80m after his cut of the pay-per-view revenue and foreign receipts.

He has now generated nearly 13 million buys in his 11 pay-per-view fights, representing approximately three-quarters of a billion dollars in revenue – greater than the GDP of some countries. Yet this week the normally brazen Mayweather came off as secure and subdued, even humbled, as he took scope of his accomplishments.

“Look at my career and say, who’s done a higher gate than me?” he said. “Who’s done a higher percentage than me? Who took less punishment than me? Who has been dominating for 17 years, a world champion for 16 years?”

He was in New York for a victory lap that includes appearances on The Howard Stern Show, Fox Business’s Cavuto, BET’s 106 & Park, MSNBC’s The Cycle, Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report and Live! with Kelly and Michael, with the discussion focusing on his formidable business acumen as much as his performance. In an industry that has conspired to exploit and defraud fighters for as long as anyone can remember, the Grand Rapids, Michigan native has leveraged his success to rewrite the rules for himself.

READ MORE:http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2013/sep/26/floyd-mayweather-boxing-money-uk-fight

DORONIO SUBS AS PACQUIAO’S SPARMATE

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By Eddie Alinea
PhilBoxing.com

Philippine lightweight contender Leonardo Doronio will have the rare chance of trading punches with Manny Pacquiao this coming Tuesday in a lone sparring session at the MP Tower Gym in Sampaloc in Manila.

Doronio is a reputed a hard-punching, speedy local campaigner will pinch hit for the Korean World Boxing Organization Orient-Pacific junior welterweight titleholder Min Wook-Kim, who was earlier picked to be the eight-division champion’s sparring partner at least in the first phase of his training camp.

Doronio was contacted by Jonathan Penalosa, brother of former two-division champion Gerry Penalosa, through his trainer Renren Flecher, a hand at the Mandaluyong City boxing stable.

“Isang beses lang naman, kaya kinuha ko na. Kelangan na daw ni Manny ang sparring habang nasa Maynila man lang siya,” Penalosa said.

“Tuwang-tuwa nga si Doronio dahil isang karangalan dawn a maka-harap niya si Manny kahit sa sparring lang.”

Min was scheduled to arrive Manila last Wednesday but failed to do so.

His camp in Seoul told Gerry Penalosa to wait till he settles his spat with his manager.

READ MORE: http://philboxing.com/news/story-87405.html

MAYWEATHER HAS NO CHOICE BUT PACQUIAO FOR HIS NEXT BOUT

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By Reni M. Valenzuela

What reason could be more compelling for Mayweather to fight Pacquiao other than the reason why he dodges Pacquiao?

The matchup remains to be the most sought after boxing event of this generation.  ESPN’s on-going survey reveals that fans still want the “Pacquiao-Mayweather” fight by a whopping 59%, but what for? Don’t Floyd Mayweather Jr. and his followers realize that no argument can defend any person who aspires to be the best in his field but ducks opportunities to prove himself worthy of the accolade?

Saying Manny Pacquiao could beat Mayweather holds water because Pacquiao craves the fight and he’s a tough, aggressive southpaw fighter who savors action.  But silly is the way to describe “exotics” who insist that Mayweather will school or rout Pacquiao once they meet in the ring in light of the fact that Mayweather continues running from the ring where Pacquiao waits. Where’s the point?

Transcendent of the biggest revenue he can earn from facing his biggest fear, and in a single fight, Floyd has no choice but to say yes to “Mayweather-Pacquiao” now (or never?). He needs Pacquiao in as much as he needs to wake up to some sad realities of his boxing career tainted with a “perfect” record, the saddest of which is his refusal to fight an “icon” who has tremendous potentials to beat him.  The world is not likely to buy any Mayweather fight next to Canelo alvarez except the Pacman  in 2014.

Names can easily rot however vast the fame and fortune that manipulative, self-seeking people amassed for themselves.  A “good” name dies with them and lowers under the same ground when they die. It is not anything mundane that ascribes eternity to a name.  Legacy does it and a heart that is true is the first and last requirement.

A fool who would outwit reason to succeed fooling history is yet to be born because history in no CJ Ross, and because history has always been a just, fair and righteous judge.

No excuses, Floyd. Brave a storm. You have within you the loftiest of arguments to fight Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao.

Try being great and becoming truly the best.

Yield.

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Pacquiao starts sparring

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MANNY Pacquiao started sparred yesterday. The lucky man to step in the ring with the “Pacman” was local middleweight Marlon Alta (12-3, 9 KOs) in the absence of Korean sparmate Kim Min-wook at his Wild Card Gym in General Santos City. The three rounds of practice was enough to convince trainers Buboy Fernandez and Nonoy Neri that Pacquiao hasn’t lost a step. “He (Pacquiao) was fast and moved very well,” Neri told the Inquirer yesterday. “Nothing has changed.” Pacquiao will fight Brandon Rios on Nov. 24 at The Venetian Macao.

Floyd Mayweather Net Worth: Will Floyd Fight Manny Pacquiao, Brandon Rios, Or Devon Alexander Next, Or Retire After Megafight Winnings From Canelo Alvarez Bout?

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In the past few years, no athlete has made as much money from their profession as Floyd Mayweather. That will continue in 2013, following the boxer’s recent record-setting fight.

Mayweather’s Sept.14 bout with Canelo Alvarez made history by generating $150 million on 2.2 million Pay-Per-View buys. Before the fight, Maweather was guaranteed a payday of 41.5 million. With all the money that he’s generated from his latest match, the undefeated boxer’s career earnings are likely to reach $350 million.

The 36-year-old began boxing professionally in 1996, but didn’t see his cumulative purses reach $1 million until 2001, according to Forbes. His first PPV fight came in 2005 against Arturo Gatti. In 2007, Mayweather’s bout with Oscar De La Hoya set a record with just 2.5 million PPV buys.

With all the money he’s made, Mayweather doesn’t need to step in the ring anymore. He’s been able to avoid the fate of great boxers before him, like Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield, who were both forced to file for bankruptcy.

Walking away would also ensure that he retires with a perfect record and help support his claim of being one of the best ever. Before his death in 2012, boxing historian Bert Sugar told the International Business Times that Mayweather desperately wants to remain undefeated when his career is over. Mayweather’s desire to avoid a loss might be the biggest reason that he has never fought Manny Pacquiao, who Mayweather has been accused of ducking.

READ MORE: http://www.ibtimes.com/floyd-mayweather-net-worth-will-floyd-fight-manny-pacquiao-brandon-rios-or-devon-alexander-next-or

Jinkee Pacquiao works the mitts with Manny Pacquiao Photos

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Why Won’t Floyd Mayweather Pick Up His ‘Easy’ $75 Mil and Fight Manny Pacquiao?

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By Ivan Goldman

If Manny Pacquiao is such an inferior opponent, which is what Floyd Mayweather tells us, why doesn’t Floyd go out and pick up that easy $75 million? It’s still the biggest fight out there – offering him at least twice the money he’d make against Danny Garcia, Amir Khan, Marcos Maidana and Adrien Broner. These are the opponents we’re supposed to hunger for. They’re all excellent. They’re just not the best possible opponents for Mayweather, the number one pound-for-pound fighter in the world.

The fact is, when it comes to fighting Pacquiao, Mayweather is not off the hook. Just because he says it’s so, and just because boxing “analysts” nod their head in bewildered agreement and no longer distress by Floyd bringing it up, that doesn’t make it so. Facts say the opposite. The only reason those other opponents make any financial sense is because Mayweather’s team negotiated such an advantageous contract with Showtime, which was willing to give away the store in order to inflict harm on HBO, its blood enemy. Apparently he could make millions against Butterbean.

http://www.boxinginsider.com/columns/why-wont-floyd-mayweather-pick-up-his-easy-75-mil-and-fight-manny-pacquiao/

Brandon Rios on Alex Ariza: ‘Why leave him on the sidelines? He does a great job at what he does

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By Chris Robinson

As recently reported, former lightweight titlist Brandon Rios has acquired the services of strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza heading into his Nov. 23 clash in Macau, China with Manny Pacquiao.

As outspoken of a figure as you will find in the sport, Rios was actually in a subdued mood on Thursday afternoon prior to another workout as he discussed what it’s been like working with Ariza thus far.

“It’s something different,” Rios revealed. “Different exercises I’ve been doing. It’s tiring. I do get tired. I felt that I’m more tired this time. But, hey, I love to work out and I think it’s going to come out good. That workout is just insane. After that, and coming to the gym; we’ll be ready.”

Prior to his rematch with Mike Alvarado this past March, Rios had been testing the waters with a different strength coach, Angel ‘Memo’ Heredia, a man known best for his work with Juan Manuel Marquez.

Rios was asked to compare the techniques of Ariza to those of Heredia and paid each man their respect wit his response.

“Different styles,” said Rios. “Different styles of training. Memo likes to work with weights and Alex, he works with the core, the leg movement. He likes to work on speed and everything. They’ve both done great. Memo is great at what he does and Alex is great at what he does. There’s no comparing them.”

http://hustleboss.com/brandon-rios-on-alex-ariza-why-leave-him-on-the-sidelines-he-does-a-great-job-at-what-he-does/

anny Pacquiao vs. Sergio Martinez – The Best Fight For The Biggest Fight

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Isaac Brodie: Floyd Mayweather Jr. is without a doubt the biggest name in boxing. And from the second the bell rang on his September 14th contest the world was already asking, who’s next?

The answers have sprung up, ranging from the predictable (Danny Garcia) to the absurd (Bernard Hopkins), and from the new heroes (Gennady Golovkin) to the old favorites (Manny Pacquiao). But at this point there is one possible challenge for Floyd that could meet everyone’s criteria, many have suggested and I agree that this man is Sergio Martinez.

To many that GGG would seem like the more exciting choice. I agree. However I’ve chosen to try and base this article on fights that have a (vague) chance of coming into fruition. Gennady would surely make a great fight. With the kind of power he has in either hand there would be enough of a danger factor to keep the crowd on the edge of their feet.

 

Read more at http://www.boxingnews24.com/2013/09/manny-pacquiao-vs-sergio-martinez-the-best-fight-for-the-biggest-fight/#LqCgfWh30WH2tt4d.99

Manny Pacquiao wanted Alex Ariza Back!!

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According to a recently published article on Fighthype.com Alex Ariza found out that Manny Pacquiao wanted to talk to Alex and wanted to bring him back.

The problem was Alex has already signed a deal with Brandon Rios and Mikey Garcia.

From the interview it seems Alex Arzia is very happy with Brandon Rios’s training mentality and is also very happy in his new home.

For the in depth interview visit www.fighthype.com and get all the info.

Manny Pacquiao’s Sparring Partner a No Show!

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Yesterday was supposed to be Manny Pacquiao’s first day of sparring, but he had one snag… No Sparring partners!

Hopefully this minor delay will not be an Omen of things to come.

Usually Manny Pacquiao does not start sparring until 4 weeks before his fights, but this camp he wanted additional time to prepare and decided that sparring would commence 8 weeks before his fight that will take place on Nov 23rd.

Right now Manny Pacquiao and Team Pacquiao are recruiting new sparring partners to give Pacquiao the workout he needs….

More to come….

Incredible news from Alex Ariza

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By Team Pacquiao,

In a recent interview regarding Julio Cesar Chavez’s lack of ability to make weight or want to go 12 rounds for his upcoming fight- Alex Ariza let out a bombshell- stating, “Freddie Roach refused to work with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr” if I was part of the camp”

Why is it Robert Garcia has no problem with Alex Ariza and Garcia’s best interest is his fighters.

We have never heard a fighter complain about Alex…….

Do you think that Freddie Roach also told Manny Pacquiao the same thing? That if Manny trains with Alex Freddie would not train with him also?

What are your thoughts?

Nonito Donaire goes in-depth on his training in Oxnard

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Nonito Donaire has made it clear he is refocussing and training with 2013 trainer of the year Robert Garcia- And he will be training at the Oxnard gym in California. The place he feels he can get in the best shape of his career.

When Donaire was asked how he felt about Robert’s gym this was his reply,

“It’s good, actually. Robert’s gym is an amazing gym. It’s spacious, it’s nice, but most of all the atmosphere; everybody’s a fighter here. Champions and up and comers. And the atmosphere, just the mentality of it all. It’s incredible, it’s different.”

Do you fans think this is what Donaire needs to make another run at pound 4 pound king and get his respect back?

No New Conditioning Coach For Pacquiao

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By Team Pacquiao,

According to Michael Koncz, Manny Pacquiao’s Canadian Advisor there is no truth to reports that conditioning expert Gavin McMilian, who now works at Roach’s Wildcard Gym in Hollywood will be working with Manny Pacquaio.

Koncz, however said that McMilian is coming to the Philippians, but not for the reason to train Pacquiao.

“We have Not hired Gavin McMilian Gavin is coming with Freddie because of Zou Shimming. He’s not coming here for Manny.” stated Koncz

Do you Pacquiao fans this this is a good idea or bad idea for Pacquiao to continue training without a professional conditioning coach?

PACQUIAO WORKING HARD AT THE WILD CARD GYM IN GENSAN

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By Rich Mazon
The famed Wild Card Gym in Hollywood may be missing its most popular denizen but Filipino boxing superstar, Manny Pacquiao is just as comfortable in a gym in his home town that shares the same name.

Pacquiao started serious preparation this week for his November 24 fight with Brandon Rios at his own three story boxing and fitness gym in General Santos City, also named as The Wild Card Gym.

The building which is approximately three kilometers from the Pacquiao mansion is the base camp of Team Pacquiao for this camp. They will be busy planning their strategy in what is foreseen as a bloody war against Rios, whom he will face at The Cotai Arena in Macau, China.

Pacquiao has been doing his various conditioning exercises and mitt work with longtime friends and assistant trainers, Buboy Fernandez and Nonoy Neri in the brand new gym that just opened this April. The eight division titlist starts the day with a morning jog at around five and then spends at least three hours in the afternoon in the facility to complete his day.

READ MORE: http://philboxing.com/news/story-87337.html

Exclusive Photos of Manny Pacquiao Training For Rios

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From Team Pacquiao,

Thanks to Jun Aquino and Rich Mazon for these great photos!

VIDEO: FLOYD MAYWEATHER’S BIG BOY TOYS- LAMBORGHINI, BUGATTI, INCREDIBLE FERARRI

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FLOYD MAYWEATHER’S BIG BOY TOYS- LAMBORGHINI, BUGATTI, INCREDIBLE FERARRI

CLICK HERE! http://www.mp8.ph/videos/videos.php?id=1321

Will Nonito Donaire be considered a traitor to the Philippines if he starts working with Ariza?

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Robert Garcia 2013 trainer of the year recently hired Alex Ariza to train both Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios and Robert’s younger brother Mikey Garcia.

(Robert) Garcia has stated, that while Donaire “needs some conditioning, it’s not there yet, however the footwork is there.”

Will Garcia look to hire Alex Ariza to train Nonito Donaire?

(Robert) Garcia said everybody in his training camp which includes younger brother Mikey Garcia who relinquished his WBO featherweight title to move up in weight and go after the junior lightweight title held by champion Ramon Vazquez in Corpus Christi, Texas on November 9 in a card that will feature Donaire in a rematch with Darchinyan over ten rounds and Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios who battles “Fighter of the Decade” Manny Pacquiao in Macau on November 24, are all “looking very good.”

Robert Garcia said Rios “is training like never before” even as he praised Pacquiao’s former strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza, who was fired by trainer Freddie Roach, for the work he was doing with Rios and Garcia.

The trainer indicated that Rios and Gracia were doing everything that Ariza asked them to do including swimming at 5 o’clock in the morning. He said “Ariza is a help. They do everything he asks them to do in the morning. They are very good exercises and he (Ariza) is doing an excellent job.

Right now only “Bam Bam” Rios and Mikey Garcia are working with Alex Ariza, but will Robert Garcia see a need to bring in Ariza to help with Nonito Donaire’s conditioning?

If Alex comes in to help Donaire what type of backlash with this cause the Filipino Flash

(who has been known to cause controversy with his fellow Filipinos).

What are your thoughts?

DONAIRE STARTS TRAINING AT GARCIA’S GYM IN OXNARD

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Nonito Donaire begins training with 2013 trainer of the year Robert Garcia.

Garcia states after only 2 workouts the “Filipino Flash” Donaire is looking very good.

He said, Donaire needs some conditioning it’s not there yet, but his foot work is.

We wonder if Alex Ariza will not start training Nonito Donaire….

What are your thoughts?

Manny Pacquiao, the comeback pound-for-pound champion

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No matter if Manny Pacquiao is able to defeat Brandon Rios and the winner of Timothy Bradley versus Juan Manual Marquez, and despite whether Pacquiao fights Floyd Mayweather or not, the Filipino star deserves lasting respect.

 

Fanatical nationalism may have turned some people off, but his skills were justification for the respect bestowed upon him by his people in and out of the Philippines. Perhaps all great glory comes from fighting to get it back once it is lost. Floyd Mayweather did it when he left prison and signed a multi-million-dollar deal with Showtime and with a change in trainers to Floyd Senior altered his style. He wins but the scientific boxer is not as exciting as the Mike Tysons, Jake Lamottas and Manny Pacquiaos of the world.

 

ESPNBoxing: “When Mayweather was released, he made some major changes in terms of his boxing business. For one thing, he asked his father, Floyd Mayweather Sr., to return as his head trainer. They had spent years estranged, and Mayweather Sr. had not been in his son’s corner in 13 years.In another major move, Mayweather cut ties with HBO, the network he had been with for virtually his entire career, to sign a six-fight, 30-month deal worth an estimated $200 million-plus with Showtime/CBS.”

 

It is entertainment in Vegas and lights and glamour and the sporting life. The fight, whether Guerrero or Canelo, is anti-climatic because all the action has already happened. The press tour, the weigh-in, all access, the posing and the noise. Finally, as Mayweather always claimed, it was about the money.

 

Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/358972#ixzz2fufVTy6H

Floyd Mayweather’s Next Fight: Why It’s Time for Manny Pacquiao “The One”

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At an outdoor stadium in Las Vegas, at the south end of the strip across from the Luxor, 50,000 souls might have seen the fight of the century on March 13, 2010. At the new Cowboy Stadium in Dallas, that number would have doubled. Either way, Manny Pacquiao was to walk out first and be introduced last.

Floyd Mayweather had his pick of locker rooms.

Those contract terms that would have also split the cash haul 50-50 between Mayweather and Golden Boy Promotions, and Pacquiao’s promoter Top Rank. It would have been the biggest fight of all time.

Why didn’t it happen?

It’s the great unanswerable question. Both fighters have been accused of ducking each other. The promoters have also taken heat for failing to bring the two together. But most contentious, and detrimental to the cause, was a dispute over needles and performance-enhancing drug testing.

Mayweather, not content with the Nevada Athletic Commission testing that BALCO’s Victor Conte once referred to as an IQ Test insisted on testing conducted by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). Citing a fear of needles, Pacquiao initially declined, then agreed to a limited drug testing regiment that included three blood draws at predetermined times.

“You gotta understand,” Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum stated “I’m dealing with a Filipino fighter who is superstitious, and I have to tell him they have the power to come into his dressing room before the fight and take his blood. Manny gets freaked out when his blood gets taken and feels that it weakens him. They would put nothing in writing as to any kind of schedule. That is ludicrous.”

 

 

 

Manny Pacquiao To Start Sparing

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GENERAL SANTOS CITY (PNA) — A little more than eight weeks before he faces American Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios, Filipino boxing hero Manny Pacquiao starts the sparring aspect of his preparations Thursday, four weeks earlier than his traditional four-week schedule in his previous fights.

Korean Orient-Pacific light-welterweight champion Min Wook-Kim will have the distinction of testing first the gains the world eight-division champion has achieved since pitching camp here a week ago when the two trade punches at the Pacman Wild Card Gym.

A technical knockout victor over Japanese Valentino Hosokawa last Aug. 18 to wrest the OPBF 147-pound crown, Min, according to two-division titlist Gerry Penalosa is just what the doctor prescribes as the Pacman’s spar mate at least this, in the earlier stage of his built up program.

“Parang si Rios ang kilos,” Penalosa, who personally recommended the Korean to both Pacquiao and his chief trainer Freddie Roach, attested. “Strong, quick at pasok din nang pasok.”

“I told Manny and Freddie na pakikinabangan si Min at least at a time when they are still scouting to a regular sparring partner,” Penalosa told the Philippines News Agency in a telephone interview.

The tall, 5-foot-9 Min who owns an impressive 11-1-0 win-loss-draw record with 8 KOs in a young two-year professional career, is scheduled to fly in Wednesday from Seoul where he is presently based.

Min will immediately proceed to General Santos City to report for work until Roach arrives first week of October with, possibly, one or two regular spar mates in tow.

READ MORE: http://philboxing.com/news/story-87294.html

Morning Update On Pacquiao in General Santos

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Manny Pacquiao, the 8 time world champion with a record of 54-5-2 (38 knockouts), is nine weeks away from his Nov. 23 clash with former WBA lightweight titleholder Brandon Rios (31-1-1, 23 KOs) at Venetian Resort in Macau, China.

Preparing his body today for what will be his first fight in a close to a year, he has started training camp early with assistants Buboy Fernandez and Nonoy Neri, and will be joined in the coming weeks by sparring partners and training companions, before Roach heads to GenSan to join the camp on Oct. 6,

“I feel very comfortable to train here in my place where I started in boxing,” said Pacquiao. “I’m happy for that because it’s been a long time that my training camps, every fight, I’m away from my family. It’s a good thing that I train here in GenSan because I have my family around me.”

Pacquiao’s usual mood at the gym were smiles at the regulars with whom he shares gym time with at the Pacman Wild Card Gym 2.

Pacquiao’s work has centered around working mitts and general conditioning.

Buboy Fernandez has been complaining of pain in his upper midsection, because Pacquiao has been working on a combination where the final punch is a straight left to the body,.

Pacquiao has been a professional boxer for 18 years now, a veteran of 371 rounds in 61 fights.

“I’m looking forward to sparring again,” said Pacquiao.

Stay Tuned as there is more to come!

Rios happy over Ariza

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Former Manny Pacquiao’s former conditioning coach has apparently found a new home in Brandon Rios, who is revving up for a Nov. 24 faceoff with the Filipino icon in Macau.

The addition of Alex Ariza to Rios’ camp has been well-received by lead trainer Robert Garcia, who has nothing bad to say about the new guy in Team Rios.

“Not one person has ever told me anything good about him. Everybody tells me a negative thing. And believe me, it’s everybody, not just one person,” Garcia told Chris Robinson of the website hustleboss.

“But I like his work. He does a good job with the morning workouts,” said Garcia, who has talked things over with Ariza in relation to his role in Rios’ corner.

“I run the show (in the corner),” said Garcia.

Garcia stressed that once Ariza starts doing things outside his line of work, he will be told to leave. Ariza, who started working with Pacquiao in 2008, was given the pink slip last month by Freddie Roach.

Roach said the Colombian-born Ariza didn’t stick to his primary role as fitness guru and tried to do someone else’s job, creating a rift inside the team.

The past few weeks, Rios has been expressing his delight over Ariza’s presence.

Pacquiao vs Rios: Brandon Rios’ Alliance With Alex Ariza Will Be Lethal For Pacman; Powerful, Tactical Bam Bam Expected Inside The Ring

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Manny Pacquiao has been preparing for weeks now for his welterweight showdown with Brandon Rios on November 24 at Venetian Macao in Macau, China. Bracing for perhaps the most important fight of his career, Pacquiao decides to hold his training camp in General Santos, outside the limelight and distraction of Metro Manila and Los Angeles.

But aside from the change in location, the Pacman is missing one key personnel in his corner. Strength and conditioning Guro Alex Ariza is not anymore around. Worse, the disgruntled trainer has now found a new alliance in Robert Garcia, and yes, Pacman’s next foe.

Ariza, who has been instrumental in Pacquiao’s rise to the pound-for-pound kingship, shocked everybody around the boxing community following his decision to join Rios’ camp. Sure, it may appear as a purebusiness decision on Ariza’s part, but there’s certainly a personal vendetta to be settled between the conditioning coach and his former prized fighter.

“Manny could have called me himself and told me over the phone in a dignified, professional and affectionate manner, and said ‘ hey bro I don’t want to have any trouble in my  camp at this time I’m just going to let you go. He didn’t have to wait. He could have told me months ago instead of waiting for the last minute. He was not the one who did it he let Freddie do it over an internet chat,” Ariza told Boxing Scene writer by Ronnie Nathanielsz.

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Mayweather’s Next Opponents

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If Mayweather-Pacquiao ever happens, it’ll be because Pacquiao came to Mayweather, with hat in hands and concessions ready to be conceded. This is no longer a bout made on equal footing and, at this point, nobody expects it to be a 50-50 business affair.”—Paul Magno

Floyd Mayweather Jr. has an incredible level of buzz going his way right now, but keep it going because he needs his next opponent to be Canelo-like with a reasonable chance to win. In my view, Danny Garcia fills the bill. Having beaten Lucas Matthysse decisively, the undefeated Garcia has become a viable candidate. Moreover, the undercard featuring Angel Garcia vs. Floyd Sr. promises to add fuel to the extravaganza. Once again, “someone’s ‘0’ must go. “

After disposing of “Swift,” Junior will be entitled to a break and who better to present that than the UK’s Amir “King” Khan. What a Khan fight offers is an opportunity for Mayweather to keep the buzz going but this time on foreign soil for the very first time. A Mayweather- Khan would be for the UK what Canelo-Mayweather was for the U.S. except that the savvy Brit fans are more realistic when it comes to assessing hype and buying into Canelo-type mania.

After dispatching Khan, Mayweather will move to 47-0 and in reach of the magic 50-0 mark that will give him even more gravitas for being considered an All Time Great. But he will need to pick his opponents carefully so that while on the one hand they offer viability, on the other he can maintain his edge. The inflection point here is a tricky one.

Subsequent Possibilities

Read More: http://www.boxing.com/mayweathers_next_opponents.html

Exclusive Video- Brandon Rios training- says he will knock out Pacquiao

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Exclusive Video- Brandon Rios training- says he will knock out Pacquiao

CLICK HERE! http://www.mp8.ph/videos/videos.php?id=1320

Manny Pacquiao Has A Problem, And His Name Is Alex Ariza

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Manny Pacquiao’s history with Alex Ariza is well-documented. The two began working together as Pacquiao started approaching his career peak, and regardless of who truly deserves credit for what transpired after their relationship began, the end results are a matter of public record. Pacquiao won consistently, and each time he won in dominating fashion.

About a year ago, word began to leak out from Pacquiao’s camp that Ariza was bumping heads with certain people. The most notable name mentioned was Freddie Roach’s. As the murmurs began to get louder, it quickly became apparent that sooner or later a choice would have to be made. Surely enough, earlier this year, Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports broke the news that Ariza’s relationship with Pacquiao’s camp had been terminated. Most assumed that would be the last we’d heard of Ariza.

As it turns out, not so much.

A few weeks ago, it was revealed that Ariza is now working with Brandon Rios – the man Pacquiao is slated to face off against this November. While the extent of their working relationship isn’t clear yet, just the mere fact that Ariza and Rios are in cahoots now is sort of startling.

This past week, Ariza spoke with the good folks at Boxing Scene and expounded on what exactly led all involved at this point. The most notable revelation was that, allegedly, he learned his was fired via the media.

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Roger Mayweather Doesn’t like Miguel Cotto’s Chances Against Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez

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COMMENTARY | Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-1-1, 30 KOs) suffered his first defeat as a professional boxer when he faced Floyd Mayweather (45-0-0, 26 KOs) on Sept. 14, a loss that likely won’t mean much down the road given the fact there’s no shame in losing to boxing’s pound-for-pound king.

Eager to get back on the winning side of things, Alvarez’ handlers are already contemplating the red-headed boxer’s next opponent, and they like the idea of a bout against Miguel Cotto.

It’s a good fight for Canelo, considering the fact it gives the 23-year-old an opportunity to rebound from his loss to Mayweather with a win against a well-recognized opponent, plus, the matchup favors Alvarez on paper. Cotto struggled during his tilt against both men’s shared opponent, Austin Trout, losing via unanimous decision, while Alvarez handed “No Doubt” his first professional loss, winning via unanimous decision in April.

Alvarez even sent Trout to the canvas for the first time in his career during the seventh round of their tilt.

Floyd’s uncle and trainer, Roger Mayweather, also thinks it’s a good matchup for Alvarez.

“I think it would be a good fight, but I think Canelo would beat him though,” Roger said during a conversation with Chris Robinson. “Canelo ain’t a bad fighter, but he couldn’t [expletive] with Floyd. Floyd’s too smart for him. That’s why, when Floyd fought him, he made it look easy. He made the fight look easy. … I think He’ll [Canelo] will beat him easy… He’s more physical and Cotto ain’t no hell of a boxer. Floyd made it look easy because Floyd boxed. Floyd outthinked [him], he countered him. Cotto ain’t got that. … Styles make fights.”

READ MORE: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/roger-mayweather-doesnt-miguel-cottos-chances-against-saul-013000905-box.html

INSIDE SPORTS - TRAINER GARCIA SAYS DONAIRE’S RECONCILIATION IS ‘AWESOME’

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Surely one of the most distressing aspects of life is seeing a family torn apart by dissension as was the case when Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire and his wife Rachel had a bitter difference with Nonito’s father, Nonito Donaire Sr.

Unfortunately it seems that Rachel was the target – if not the cause – of the father’s anger while Nonito did what any good husband would do – he stood by his wife.

But the passage of time has a wonderful attribute of healing and after some three years we learned, first from youthful colleague Dennis Principe who is close to both father and son, that whatever differences they had were settled and that all three, Rachel included, decided to let bygones be bygones.
From the very beginning we ourselves politely refused to take sides since to us, family feuds may be the grist for gossip-prone media, but do not have a place in our valuation of fighters and their fights although conceivably such quarrels may serve as distractions that ultimately affect the performance of a fighter as it appears to have happened in one or two instances with 2012 “Fighter of the Year” Manny Pacquiao.

Looking back over the period when the quarrel between Nonito and wife Rachel and Donaire Sr was given what we felt was far too much attention with individuals ranged on either side based mostly on friendship rather than a fair assessment of the facts, media must accept some of the blame for widening the gap rather than helping to bridge it.

While there are those who may argue that media is not supposed to act as peacemakers, we contend that media is certainly not assigned to aggravate an already dicey situation.

Nonito Donaire must be commended for having called his father and invited him to visit them in their Las Vegas home for which Donaire Sr was very thankful. The Dad who lives in San Leandro, California said it was one of the best feelings he had. It was the natural response of a father towards a son whom he introduced to the sport of boxing and helped become a world champion.

Like any grandfather the opportunity to hold his grandson Jarel in his arms probably brought tears to his eyes as he himself admitted that he felt his heart applaud.

By a strange coincidence Nonito will face Vic Darchinyan in a rematch in Corpus Christi, Texas on November 9, some six years after Donaire, nicknamed “Jun Jun” scored a stunning 5th round knockout to win the IBF/IBO flyweight title on June 7, 2007 for which he was trained by his father

READ MORE: http://philboxing.com/news/columns.php?aid=24&id=87253

Robert Garcia claims Nonito Donaire looked ‘better than ever’ after brief training session in Texas; says Oxnard camp to start next week

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By Chris Robinson 

This past Wednesday, in Corpus Christi, Tex., trainer Robert Garcia was able to cross paths and spend considerable time with one of his star fighters, multi-division champion Nonito Donaire, for the first time in several months.

Donaire was in the city for a Top Rank press conference to announce an HBO-televised tripleheader featuring his rematch with Vic Darchinyan, a junior lightweight title match between WBO champion Roman ‘Rocky’ Martinez and Mikey Garcia, and a clash for the vacant WBO junior middleweight title between contenders Demetrius Andrade and Vanes Martirosyan.

Donaire is coming off of a unanimous decision loss to Cuban stalwart Guillermo Rigondeaux this past April. Following the defeat, Donaire had a successful surgery on his right shoulder and also celebrated the birth of his first child with his wife Rachel as they welcomed their son Jarel into the world in July.

Following a late-night training session with Donaire on Wednesday evening, Garcia was able to tell just how focused the Fil-Am star has been.

“We worked together a little bit,” Garcia noted. “Believe me, right now Nonito is probably better than ever. I had never seen him like this with two months before his fight. He’s about, I would say, no more than seven or eight pounds from the division where he’s going to fight. I had never seen that. He’s motivated, he’s dedicated. And when we worked out, man he’s so fast and strong.”

Heading into the rematch with Darchinyan, who Donaire stopped in five rounds in July of 2007 in one of the year’s biggest upsets, Garcia is looking to make sure his fighter stays light on his feet.

READ MORE: http://hustleboss.com/robert-garcia-claims-nonito-donaire-looked-better-than-ever-after-brief-training-session-in-texas-says-oxnard-camp-to-start-next-week/

No letting up for hungry Pacman

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GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines — With just two months left before his anticipated return to the ring, Manny Pacquiao plunged into serious training this week and was back on the track after a skipping some of his routine pre-fight preparations.

Pacquiao jogged and sprinted at the P. Acharon Sports Complex here accompanied by his basketball team.

He was closely watched by Buboy Fernandez and Nonoy Neri who are filling in while waiting for the arrival of coach Freddie Roach next month.

The Wild Card Gym in General Santos was also clamped down for visitors and onlookers to enable the 8-division world boxing champion to concentrate on his training.

Pacquiao is coming off a knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez in December 2012 and will be coming back in a fight against Brandon Rios on November 24 (Asian time) in Macau.

Longest layoff

This year marks the longest layoff in the storied boxing career of Pacquiao who has not fought in his home city since 1996. He knocked out Bert Batiller in four rounds for the only time he fought in General Santos as a professional.

His decision to train solely in General Santos is the closest his fight fans here see him in action.

Noel Lautengco, uncle-in-law of Pacquiao who takes care of his dogs, said the Filipino boxing icon has already taken a leave of absence in the House of Representatives.

Pacquiao is on his second term as congressman representing the lone district of Sarangani where his wife Jinkee hails from and is also the vice governor.

http://www.rappler.com/sports/by-sport/boxing-mma/39623-no-letting-up-for-hungry-pacman

Did Pacquiao Miss Out on a $100 Million Pay Day?

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By Tim Sladeck,

The Internet is a buzz with the storyline “Did Pacquiao miss out on a $100 million dollar pay day”

This we will never know-

The world forgets that It was Floyd Mayweather Jr who kept demanding different ultimatums every time a fight was to be negotiated.

Manny Pacquiao just said- “Let’s Fight”.

Manny Pacquiao agreed to all Floyd’s demands and when Floyd demanded the blood testing- this testing had not been heard of before in boxing and it was Top Rank’s belief that this “blood testing” was just another stall tactic and bullying tactic presented by Team Mayweather. Bob Arum would not stand to be bullied by Mayweather.

Enough had become enough.

Negotiation after negotiation Floyd Mayweather Jr would demand off-the-wall stipulations that were obvious to Team Pacquiao that Floyd really did not want the fight, but wanted a way out.

It was also obvious to the world.

The point being- even if Manny Pacquiao would have accepted Floyd’s demand for blood tests back in 2009 who is to say that would have been the last off-the-wall demand by Mayweather Jr.- and who is to say Mayweather would have stepped up to the plate to fight Manny.

Now the world wants to count the Pacman out, because he has been out of sight - out of mind in the boxing world for the past 10 months and the last memory we have of him is getting knocked out cold.

But we must remember- Manny Pacquiao was winning and dominating that fight against Marquez and was on the verge of a knockout himself.

Manny wanted so bad to create a war for the fans and create excitement for the fans he forced the knockout and just got caught-

That happens in boxing, but that does not mean his career is over. Or his skills suddenly have vanished.

Once we start seeing Manny Pacquiao training again- see his hand speed, his foot speed, see the power he displays- then we will remember why we have always loved him so much.

Support the Champ on his comeback -

Believe

The Champ Will Rise Again.

Pacquiao starts hard climb back to top of boxing world

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GENERAL SANTOS CITY—Filipino boxing hero Manny Pacquiao is moving on from what appeared to be a career-ending knockout defeat to Juan Manuel Marquez nearly a year ago and wants to recapture his place in the elite list of sweet science’s biggest stars.

Pacquiao undergoes a tough, grueling three-hour workout everyday at his newly-built Wild Card Gym located at the heart of this bursting city where his team pitched his training camp for his fight with Brandon Rios next month.

“It’s the same feeling as before. You saw my practice today. I feel very inspired. I am excited to be back in the ring,” said Pacquiao, who will turn 35 this coming December. His workout included a  25-round training session with 13 rounds  of doing the mitts with friend and assistant trainer Buboy Fernandez.

The mitts portion of the regimen was originally scheduled for nine rounds but Pacquiao asked for more.

Read More: http://manilastandardtoday.com/2013/09/22/pacquiao-starts-hard-climb-back-to-top-of-boxing-world/

Alex Ariza Hits Bottom- Fired From Pacquiao And Chavez Jr

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By Team Pacquiao,

According to an interview with Freddie Roach- Alex Ariza has been fired from Chavez Jr as well as Team Pacquiao.

The outspoken unproven conditioning coach that has been heralded of late as someone that just sits around camp trying to take other peoples jobs has hit bottom trying to join forces with the Pacman’s new boxing rival, Mr Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios.

Manny Pacquiao gave Alex Ariza his break in boxing as strength coach taking the near homeless man from the streets of West Hollywood and bringing him into his home like a brother.

For years key members of Team Pacquiao have been trying to get rid of Alex Ariza for his drama and problems he caused inside camp, but the heart of the Pacman kept him aboard.

Alex Ariza was removed as conditioning coach from Jorge Linarez, Amir Khan, Team Pacquiao, and now Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

With no where to go Alex Ariza did the unthinkable and joined forces with the man trying to beat the person that helped Alex Ariza out over the years.

When Manny Pacquiao beats Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios this Nov 23rd there is no where for Alex Ariza to run-

He has already hit bottom.

Mayweather-Pacquiao A Reality If Manny Beats Rios

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On 05/09/12 in an article titled “Mayweather’s Just Starving The Public, Money-Manny Will Definitely Happen,” I said: “Rest assured boxing fans….we will get to see the biggest fight of this era. Don’t fret for a moment, you’ll get to see the top pound-for-pound fighter in boxing, Floyd Mayweather, fight the number two pound-for-pound fighter in boxing, Manny Pacquiao. The only way that Mayweather-Pacquiao doesn’t happen will be if Pacquiao loses in the interim, because we know Mayweather won’t be defeated before they fight.”

Well, Pacquiao has lost twice since then. Once on the the scorecards to Timothy Bradley (June 2012) and then he was stopped by Juan Manuel Marquez (December 2012) in his last fight. When I wrote that Mayweather-Pacquiao would definitely happen, Mayweather had just defeated Miguel Cotto in his last fight and looked terrific. Since then he’s won a lopsided decision over the under-sized Robert Guerrero and in his last fight this past weekend he looked great in beating the slightly over-hyped but undefeated Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. With Mayweathers’ recent showing versus Alvarez distancing himself from those in the running to next fight him, such as Danny Garcia, Amir Khan, Timothy Bradley, Devon Alexander, Brandon Rios and Manny Pacquiao, there’s only one fighter amongst them who could generate monumental fan interest for a fight versus Floyd, and that is Pacquiao.

Taking nothing away from Garcia, Khan, Bradley, Alexander and Rios, but none of them could ignite the public’s interest the way Pacquiao would - especially if he stops Rios this coming November, or beats him decisively the way he did Miguel Cotto in November 2009. However, getting by Rios will be a very tall order for Pacquiao if he’s not willing to do the training needed in order to beat a young guy full of enthusiasm and determination with a great work rate like Rios. On the other hand, if Manny skimps in his training in any way, this is a fight that might not go his way. This is exactly why we won’t know who’s next for Mayweather until after Pacquiao fights Rios on November 23rd. Remember, Floyd stressed at the post fight press conference after beating Alvarez that he’s going on vacation with his family and isn’t gonna think about boxing. So suffice it to say, Mayweather isn’t even thinking about who’s next for at least the next six or seven weeks. Besides, he’s already thought about it and knows what his best move is once he sees what happens between Pacquiao and Rios. Since Pacquiao’s disputed decision loss to Bradley and then getting caught and stopped by Marquez in a fight he was in total control of, Mayweather has leap-frogged Manny as to who the number one fighter in boxing is, both as a draw and fighter. And after the way he looked versus Alvarez, he added another layer of proof confirming he’s the man in the sport of professional boxing. But that’s not good enough for Mayweather the fighter and competitor.

Read More: http://www.thesweetscience.com/news/articles/17269-mayweather-pacquiao-a-reality-if-manny-beats-rios

Manny Pacquiao almost in fighting shape 2 months before the fight- Is he over training?

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Manny Pacquiao, who officially kicked off his training camp on Monday, is said to be motivated more than ever after learning that his former conditioning coach, Alex Ariza, decided to join his opponent’s camp.

According to assistant trainer Nonoy Neri, the Filipino congressman has been training hard at Pacman Wild Card Gym in General Santo City for the last several days in an attempt to recapture his fighting form before he starts sparring

Nonoy Neri, who’s also serving as Pacman’s conditioning trainer stated,

“You know, Manny, once he gets the hang of it (training), he doesn’t want to stop.” “He will get into condition in no time,” further stated Nonoy Neri-

Pacquiao’s chief trainer Freddie Roach is expected to arrive probably in the last week of September, bringing in his sparring mates coming from China, Japan and the United States.

China’s two-time gold medalist and undefeated flyweight fighter, Zou Shiming, already confirmed that he’s going to be one of the sparring guys for Pacquiao.

New Manny Pacquiao Training For Brandon Rios Video- Hand Speed!!

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By Team Pacquiao,

New Manny Pacquiao Training For Brandon Rios Video- Hand Speed!!

Check out the new video of Manny Pacquiao warming up for the upcoming Brandon Rios Fight-

Click Here! http://www.mp8.ph/videos/videos.php?id=1319

Reported That Manny Pacquiao To Invest 100 Million Dollars In An Energy Deal??

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It is reported by ITBIMES.com that Manny Pacquiao will reportedly invest in a potential $100 million energy deal with an Ottawa-based inventor.

In an interview with Ottawa Citizen, CEO of Waterotor Energy Technologies Fred Ferguson said the former pound-for-pound is interested to invest in the multi-million energy deal that could energize 15,000 to 20,000 homes in Saranggani Province.

“Pacquiao and I connected and got along great,” Ferguson told the Ottawa Citizen. “He flew me down to his home in the southern Philippines and he asked if we would set up a partnership.”

Michael Koncz, who served as Pacquiao consultant, also confirmed the looming partnership between Pacquiao and the Canadian invention, thought the Philippine Government would need to conduct additional queries before a contract is hammered.

“I think it’s going to end up as a joint venture between (Ferguson) and us,” Koncz said. “It’s a tremendous help because there are still a lot of people, especially in (Pacquiao’s) region of Sarangani, that don’t have electricity. So this will be our pilot project to expand it throughout Asia.”

Ottawa Citizen described the Waterotor as a device capable of harnessing energy from slow-moving water currents. The small rolling drum-like invention functions in anywhere from one to six-mile-per-hour currents, generating power by capturing the torque or push of the water

Update On Pacquiao Training

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Full Blast! Is the only way to describe the fierce attack Manny Pacquiao has training for his fight against the pure puncher Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios.

According to he assistant trainer “Nonoy Neri, who alternates with Buboy Fernandez in the punch mitts routine, Nonoy has stated that Pacquiao’s punches remain potent and paralyzing.

With Manny Pacquiao’s first week of training nearly behind him it is nice to see that fire burning deep in the champ.

This is the longest layoff in the champs career and he is excited to show the fans that boxing is his love in life and will show the fans he is still the top pound 4 pound fighter in the world today.

Lead trainer Freddie Roach will be arriving in Manila on Oct 8 or 9 and will immediately fly to General Santos City to hook up with his No 1 fighter.

According to Michael Koncz- Manny Pacquiao is not playing around- “He is doing everything to get back on track” stated Pacquiao’s Chief Advisor.

Floyd Mayweather’s Check for Over $40 Million Dollars! See Here!

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Over $600.000 in deductions for fight tickets and drug tests- but who would complain with a check that looks like this!

Plus another probably $50-$60 Million dollars that will be streaming in from the pay-per-view event.

Alex Ariza Uses Strategy To Try And Get Freddie Roach To Overtrain Pacquiao

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by Team Pacquiao,

Alex Ariza’s latest attempt at a social media war with Freddie Roach has an underlying motivation. Alex Ariza is attempting to get Freddie Roach to overtrain Manny Pacquiao.

Ariza’s hopes are that Pacquiao comes in overtrained and depleted in his fight against Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios on Nov 23 when the two face off against one another in Macau, China.

Freddie Roach did not bite- When asked about Ariza’s comments Roach stated, “He simply wanted Manny to go back to his old ways of training and would not engage in a media war with Ariza, because he did not want to give Alex any extra publicity”.

It is Freddie Roach’s belief and Team Pacquiao’s belief that Alex Ariza was no longer useful in camp. It is further believed that Manny Pacquiao was in the best shape of his career when he faced off against Juan Manual Marquez for the 4th fight. Manny Pacquiao was dominating that 4th fight like never before in any of the first 3 fights against Marquez and was seemingly on the verge of a knockout when Manny Pacquiao got careless going for that knockout but got caught himself.

More to follow!

Pacquiao “The One” to Beat Mayweather

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By Mark Colleti: Ever since Floyd Mayweather Jr. announced his 6 fight deal with Showtime, it’s been the Floyd Mayweather show. Now that he is done and destroyed Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, the question remains: Who’s next? How about Manny Pacquiao. Now, I know that the negotiations failed before, (Yes it’s Pacquiao’s fault. Yes it is also Mayweather’s fault. Yes, blame Bob Arum too….) but instead of looking at the past, let’s look at the future.

 

In almost every interview, they always ask Mayweather about Pacquiao and vice versa. This will not change until we get an answer to who is better. Not on paper, but in the ring. In the future, when you will talk about Mayweather, you will mention Pacquiao and how the fight did not occur and there will always be a question mark on both their legacies. I am not saying that Mayweather needs Pacquiao, but, I am not saying that he doesn’t. What I will say is that the fans need to know who would win in the ring, and not on paper. Its remarkable how many people order and watch his PPV’s. Even more incredible is that some people pay 70$ hoping to watch him lose. And he never does. People talk about Mayweather’s marketing ability. I mean, to be able to build up Robert Guerrero and make me believe that he had a chance to win is genius. Of course, for Pacquiao, he would not need to do all that, the fights sells itself.

Read more at http://www.boxingnews24.com/2013/09/manny-pacquiao-the-one-to-beat-for-mayweather/#jppM3pCsr89fOqHW.99

Arum guarantees $18M for Pacman

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Manny Pacquiao is set to pocket a guaranteed $18 million (approximately P774 million) when he slugs it out with Brandon Rios in November, according to Top Rank chief Bob Arum.

In a report by Bev Llorente of ABS-CBN News North America, Arum confirmed the amount, which could go higher once revenue from outlets such as pay-per-view and gate receipts comes in.

“Manny is guaranteed $18 million, but we hope at the end of the day, he will do well enough so that he will get around $30 million,” Arum said.

This marks Pacquiao’s lowest payday since earning at least $20 million in his fights the past two years. In 2011, the Filipino icon received a guaranteed purse of $20 million against Shane Mosley and $22 million in his third fight with Juan Manuel Marquez.

Against Timothy Bradley in 2012, Pacquiao pocketed $26 million and took home $25 million against Marquez in their fourth meeting.

Are Strength And Conditioning Coaches Overrated- Point.. Is Alex Ariza Overrated?

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By Team Pacquiao,

Former Manny Pacquiao strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune had a lot to say about a lot of things. Fortune absolutely rips Alex Ariza for blaming Manny Pacquiao for his last performance Vs. Juan Manuel Marquez. In fact, Fortune blames Ariza for Pacquiao’s latest few performances where by most accounts were not typical Pacquiao like performances.

The former heavyweight Aussie pulled no punches as he hammered away at Ariza calling him a ”second rate strength and conditioning guy” and ”stupid”. Fortune also stated ”I’ll send him a foot up his ass” and Alex Ariza’s techniques are all out dated- “They are what I used to use” Further stated Justine.

We will see this November how much strength and conditioning play a factor in the fight against Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Bam Bam Rios

Manny Pacquiao Still Has Power- Shows It Today In Training Camp

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Manny Pacquiao is currently training in General Santos City, Philippines at his new founded “Wildcard II” Boxing gym.

Today Manny Pacquiao displayed tremendous speed and punching power.

Expressing approval was his second in charge Nonoy Neri and the select crowd let into the closed door training.

Advisor Michael Koncz has stated “Everything is going according to schedule.” “I think we would easily get what we aim for in the next nine weeks here in Gen San”

Koncz further stated, “I’m very happy with what Manny is showing us!”

Let The War Begin! Alex Ariza Says, “Freddie Roach is getting his fighters Knocked Out” Will This Happen To Pacquiao again?

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By Tim Sladeck,

Let The War Begin! Alex Ariza Says, “Freddie Roach is getting his fighters Knocked Out” Will This Happen To Pacquiao again?

Strength and Conditioning Coach Alex Ariza has responded to trainer Freddie Roach via his twitter account stating, “Freddie can no longer physically push his fighters anymore.” That is why it’s caused a two year losing streak and it’s getting fighters knocked out!”

Alex Ariza was recently fired from Manny Pacquiao’s camp and in a sudden twist of fate is now working with Brandon Rios in Oxnard California.

Brandon Rios (31-1-1 23 KOs) will face Manny Pacquiao (54-5-2-38 KOs) on November 23 in Macau

Manny Pacquiao Began Hard Training Camp Today!

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By Team Pacquiao,

Manny Pacquiao began his hard training today which is being handled by assistant trainers Restituto “Buboy” Fernandez and Nonoy Neri.

Despite the Mayweather fight happening during this past weekend and the possibility of Manny getting a future fight with the Pound 4 Pound king- Manny Pacquiao wants his fans to know he is focussed on Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios.  He is NOT underestimating Rios.

Manny Pacquiao is not hiring a new strength and conditioning coach.

We will be featuring Photos and Videos of Manny Pacquiao’s training- stay tuned for more updates!

Floyd Mayweather did NOT do to Canelo what Pacquiao DID to DeLa Hoya

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By Team Pacquiao,

The faster, sleeker, and more agile fighter won in both cases when Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao stepped up to face the bigger man. But we must remember what happened to Oscar Dela Hoya- the man Floyd Mayweather inched out a victory by just one mere point.

Manny Pacquiao brutalized Oscar until he quit on his stool.

Forcing Oscar into retirement.

Even though Floyd Mayweather’s performance against Canelo was one of brilliance- it does not compare to that of Pacquiao vs Dela Hoya-

We say once again- Pacquiao would Whip Mayweather into retirement if Money May ever steps into the ring with the “People’s Champ” Manny Pacman” Pacquiao.

We will see Manny Pacquiao’s true skills on display come this November 23rd- only on Pay-Per-View!

It’s TIME!!! For The Pacman To Rise AGAIN!

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By Team Pacquiao,

Manny Pacquiao (61 total fights- 54 wins 38 by knockout against 5 defeats and 2 draws) will face Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios (33 total fights 31 wins 23 by knock out against 1 defeat and 1 draw)  on November 23 pay-per-view main event from Macao, China,  an HBO event that will include the network scheduling a “24/7″ series for the fight, as well as a “Face Off” feature with Max Kellerman..

“Pacquiao-Rios 24/7″ will debut on November 9. The weekend before, “Face Off” will premiere, on November 2.

This territory  is familiar for Pacquiao, but his training camp will be held entirely in the Philippines this time, which is good for him geographically with the fight in Macao, plus it might give the “24/7″ producers a new scenery to work with,  which will be interesting with the new dynamics of not having a strength and conditioning coach and only having his trainer (Freddie Roach) in camp for the final 5 weeks of training.

Rios, Is a new personality to HBO series “24/7”.  His debut could spice up the series. It’s proven over the years to be the best platform to promote a fight and get inside the a big bout, so having some new blood in should be nice.

We know we will be in for a war on Nov 23rd 2012 (Nov 24 in the Philippines) but Manny Pacquiao will display his speed and power and will rise again!

Only Pacquiao can beat Mayweather! A PACMAN WIN OVER RIOS WILL FORGE THE PACQUIAO-MAYWEATHER DREAM BOUT

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By Manny Pinol

(mannypinol.com) Just when many thought that Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao will simply disappear into the horizon following his two successive losses, Floyd Mayweather’s easy win over Mexican Canelo Alvarez in Las Vegas today has suddenly propped up the Pacman as the only legitimate challenger to the undefeated American champion.

As expected, Mayweather, 36, cruised over the young Mexican contender and further solidified his claim to be the Number 1 Boxer in the world, record wise and earnings wise, with a majority decision victory.

 

Were it not for the questionable 114-114 score of Judge CJ Ross, the fight was no doubt one-sided in favor of the American champion.

 

Judge Dave Moretti gave the bout to Mayweather 116-112 and Dave Metcalf had it 117-111.

 

With Mayweather’s victory over Alvarez today, all that is needed to forge the clash of two great boxers the world has been waiting to witness for years now, is for Pacquiao to prevail over Mexican-American Brandon “Bambam” Rios.

 

Early indications show that the Pacman will most likely dominate the slugger Rios.

 

When that assignment is accomplished on Nov. 24 in Cotai, Macau, the boxing world will be abuzz again with the prospect of the biggest boxing match in the history of the sport.

 

All hindrances set aside and resolved, including the vociferous opposition of Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum to even the talk of a Mayweather-Pacquiao bout, the Mega Fight which could earn both fighters no less than $50-M each could happen by 2014.

 

By that time, Pacquiao will already be free from his promotional contract with Arum and he could engage Mayweather in more viable negotiations which could lead to the real Clash of the Titans.

Official Statement From Manny Pacquiao Regarding Floyd Mayweather Vs Canelo Alvarez

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This is a good fight. It is a good fight.

Canelo has a chance… to win….

He needs to focus on speed, because Floyd is faster than him.

That would be my advise to Canelo- Focus on speed.

Manny Pacquiao