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Pacquiao’s right hand all right

Congressman and boxer Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines trains during a media workout at Wild Card Boxing Club in Los Angeles

Filipino boxing sensation Manny Pacquiao continues to do well in sparring during the first week of his training camp in Los Angeles, California.

Pacquiao unleashed an avalanche of right hands against Congolese-Canadian Ghislan Maduma and American Lydell Rhodes as the Filipino icon’s buildup intensified for the April 9 clash with Tim Bradley.

Actually, Pacquiao had been using his right hand quite an awful lot even when he set up camp in General Santos City.

Pacquiao was forced to go under the knife four days after the Floyd Mayweather super fight in May last year under the watchful eyes of renowned sports doctor Neal ElAttrache.

Soon as the injury healed, Pacquiao was seen playing basketball, going scuba-diving and shadowboxing.

“It was great to see him firing that right,” reported ace publicist Fred Sternburg.

Trainer Freddie Roach had actually been telling Pacquiao about his solid right hand but the fighting congressman always had reservations making full use of it perhaps because he knew something was not right.

Since the operation, Pacquiao has become so enamored by its seemingly magical powers that the right – and not the left that will put Bradley down.