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Manny Pacquiao next fight: Pacman to train early

PacquiaoCanadian adviser Michael Koncz believes the fire continues to burn inside multi-division champion Manny Pacquiao after learning about the training plans of the Filipino boxing sensation.

Koncz said Pacquiao plans to start training earlier than usual, something the Canadian learned after having a heart-to-heart talk with the 37-year-old Filipino icon.

“He told me that when he gets back from the press tour, he will begin training and I think that he will be going to the gym before the end of this month,” said Koncz.

From the usual eight-week training camp, Pacquiao wants to kick off his preparations earlier than that, most likely in his hometown General Santos City.

Pacquiao, whose last fight was against Floyd Mayweather last year, is set to depart on Philippine Airlines flight PR 102 at 9 p.m. tonight to start the promotional of his upcoming bout opposite Timothy Bradley on April 9 at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas.

First on the tight schedule is a kickoff press conference at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles on Tuesday and will end Thursday at the Madison Square Garden in New York. (Nick Giongco)