Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Pacquiao looking Tremendous in Training
(Wild Card Gym). Pacquiao started training for his showdown with Ghanaian Joshua Clottey on Monday, conditioning coach Alex Ariza reported the Filipino started training camp weighing 149 pounds, only 2 pounds over the agreed upon weight limit for the March 13th date at the $1.2 billion Cowboy’s stadium, Arlington, Texas.
The current pound for pound king looks to have filled his 5' 6½″frame, and will most likely continue to compete in the welterweight division as a true welterweight and not a blown up lightweight.
Pacquiao has opted to train at the Wild Card Gym, Los Angeles, CA. Residence of legendary trainer Freddie Roach, this in itself shows Manny is taking this bout seriously. You may remember Pacquiao decided to train for his last bout with Miguel Cotto in his native Philippines, against the wishes of trainer Freddie roach.
“He is looking sharp” said Roach “we are ready to fight tomorrow if required”
Joshua Clottey began training a week before Pacquiao, but things have not been going smooth for the Ghanaian. US immigration officials have refused to grant a visa to his trainers; spearheaded by Godwin Dzanie Kotey.
“Alloway is the coach I know; he can speak my language to me and make me understand things better. I am disappointed in the US Embassy because now I have to go and do this difficult job with people I don’t know. Said Clottey.