EIGHT-DIVISION world champion and Philippine senator Manny Pacquiao skipped training Monday afternoon in the Wild Card Gym of trainer Freddie Roach, but had “a good, hard run” at Griffith Park in the morning.
Longtime adviser and confidant Michael Koncz informed the Manila Standard that he “canceled training in the afternoon because he wanted Manny to rest due to jet lag,” from the long and tiring flight from Manila to Los Angeles on Sunday night.
The future Hall of Famer arrived in LA on Monday evening to complete the final two weeks of training at the Wild Card Gym.
Although the Filipino boxing legend will turn 38 years old in December and is currently juggling Senatorial duties with the rigors of intense training, seven-time trainer of the year Roach is amazed at how energetic his superstar has appeared in camp.
Roach recently told Top Rank Boxing: “I like what I see. I told him, this is how you win big, big fights…like the old Manny Pacquiao. I don’t know what did this, but he looks terrific right now. His bounce, his distance, his speed, his power…I said to keep that going, just like that, and don’t let anyone change your mindset. His mindset is perfect right now.”