By Nick Giongco
LOS ANGELES – Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach has an idea who will make up the list of Manny Pacquiao’s sparring partners for the Adrien Broner title defense in January 2019.
Roach, who was recently rehired to help as a training supervisor, did not name the Broner clones he believes will lend a hand to help Pacquiao get ready for the brash American challenger.
“I’m working on that right now. (But) No one definite yet,” said Roach on Wednesday when he accompanied British heavyweight title challenger Tyson Fury during a press conference at Westin Bonaventure.
Roach will call the shots in Fury’s corner this Saturday against US champion Deontay Wilder at Staples Center and this early, he is making sure the start of the second half of Pacquiao’s training will proceed without a hitch.
Even Fury, who has been working out at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, acknowledges the fact that he is paying homage to one of boxing’s most hallowed training halls.
“(This is) Manny’s place,” Roach said quoting the 6-foot-9 Fury.
However, it could not be determined if Roach and another key figure in Pacquiao’s camp are thinking of the same guys to be used as sparmates.
Justin Fortune, the Australian conditioning coach, had also bared the recruitment of a pair of “Broner look-a-likes.”
Pacquiao has kicked off the four-week buildup in the Philippines for the Broner battle set at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
But he won’t be arriving here until Dec. 22.
It’ll be interesting to know if Roach and Fortune are both on the same page.
So much hype but at the end , mp will win not bec of skills . Broner is inactive and 30 lbs overweight . Come fight time W I’ll be so weak like Eric morales on his 3rd fight with pac