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Pacquiao forces Roach to catch his breath

Midway through an intense padwork sessions with Manny Pacquiao at the Wild Card Boxing Club, Freddie Roach excused himself for about a minute to catch his breath.
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Apparently, Roach got smacked with a thunderous shot between the chest and the abdomen and was forced to take a break.

Even with a thick body shield protecting him from Pacquiao’s pummeling punches, Roach was asked that he be alowed to pause even for a few seconds.

The seconds rolled into ten, twenty and pretty soon, Roach was still gasping for air, according to ace publicist Fred Sternburg, who has the best view of Pacquiao’s workouts in preparation for the May 2 super showdown with Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas.

“Freddie’s been hit hard before but he told me that this was different and Manny asked him why and kept on saying he’s sorry,” said Sternburg.

“Freddie was surprised to learn that Manny told him that he didn’t even throw everything behind the punch that had Freddie gasping.”

Sternburg said there is raging fire in Pacquiao’s eyes and Roach says it’s been quite a long time since he’d seen the same in his star pupil.

“We’re starting to think that this fight could end up like the Oscar De La Hoya fight,” said Sternburg.

Roach is looking at all possibilities, noted Sternburg.

Sternburg said that Roach has Mayweather all figured out and that the unbeaten US fighter will be in for a shock come fight night at the MGM Grand.

“Everyone’s very impressed with what they’ve been seeing in the gym,” added Sternburg.

  • snl626

    well, I mean, we’ll see, right? Floyd’s still ahead in Las Vegas betting so, that’s where I’m going right now. Just like the stock market, the betting venues tell who really has the upperhand.

  • Dirty Harry

    Based on the reports that Mayweather getting weaker as Manny getting even stronger. According to that Mexican reliable source that Mayweather was dropped by Zab Judah during their sparring with that left hook to the body while Roach gasping for air even with that thick body padding by Manny’s calculated mid section left hook. If that so, Mayweather wont last long with Manny and most likely end up like a Dela Hoya fight.

  • Ako sinisisi

    IF pacquiao lost these fight against mayweather, i am afraid people will say that he did use an enhancer drugs in his past relentless career to gain advantage… manny’s legacy in winning 8 tittles in different division will be in doubt and tarnish… roach should also inculcate these to manny’s mind so the spark on manny will become fire once they face mayweather…

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  • The Angry Dutchman

    Mayweather has ducked Winky Wright, Antonio Margarito, Amir Khan (who is on a streak) Paul Williams, Joel Casamayor, Kosta Tzysu, Prince Naseem Hamed, Acelino Freitas as well as a Prime Miguel Cotto, a Prime Shane Mosley and the now retired Sergio Martinez. Of course it is easy to remain unbeaten when you continuously avoid top level talent in their prime. Mayweather has cherry picked his way to the top, come May 2nd his reign of bullshit ends and it will be Manny’s time to shine! PACMAN 4-LIFE