Manny Pacquiao put on a big display at his workout on Friday. Press from all over the Philippines crammed into his General Santos City gym to watch him work out with trainer Freddie Roach. Pacquiao, is of course preparing to face the unbeaten Chris Algieri, and he’s facing a unique challenge in terms of Algieri’s size. Therefore, he’s brought in several sparring partners to help him prepare for this challenge very specifically, namely Viktor Postol, and Mike Jones.
He’s also already on weight and in fantastic shape. He’s already 143 lbs on the scale, a testament to the dedication he has in his training camp.
Here are some quotes from Freddie Roach:
“Weight has never been an issue for Manny. But to have him make weight four weeks in advance of a fight is incredible – even for him.
“He is so motivated for his fight with Algieri. The way Manny is training he could fight for his own AND Algieri’s title on November 22!
“Being in the ring with someone as tall as Algieri may be unusual for Manny but it is far from intimidating. Sparring partners Viktor Postol, the undefeated WBC No. 1 super lightweight contender, Stan Martyniouk and Mike Jones are more than preparing Manny for his upcoming title defense.
“If Algieri’s camp was seeing what I’m seeing here they would be adding worry beads to the collection of power stones they wear.
“One thing about Manny, he loves turning undefeated fighters into once-defeated fighters. I expect this fight with Algieri to be one of Manny’s finest hours.”