Manny Pacquiao is bringing back his former strength and conditioning trainer Justine Fortune to help him prepare for his upcoming welterweight showdown with Brandon Rios on Nov. 24 at Venetian Macao in Macau, China.
Pacquiao, who has already entered the third week of training camp, reunited with his first-ever conditioning coach after deciding to part ways with Alex Ariza.
Fortune served as Pacquiao’s first conditioning coach, but a disagreement with Roach formed a crack in the relationship between two highly respected names in boxing. However, Pacquiao’s necessity to have an experienced strength and conditioning trainer at his camp following the firing of Ariza paved way to the reunion of Pacman and Fortune.
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Filipino fight king Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao is guaranteed $18 million for his November 24 fight against Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios, which will take place in Macau.
Top Rank chief executive Bob Arum revealed that the former pound-for-pound king is guaranteed $18 million, while Rios will earn a flat fee of $4 million. The Pacquiao – Marquez 6 is impossible to happen because Marquez has an upcoming fight also against Bradley, the Marquez vs Bradley Tickets are available in ticket center.
“Manny is guaranteed $18 million, but we hope at the end of the day, he will do well enough so that he will get around $30 million,” Arum said.
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In November, the world will once again gather around their television sets to see Manny Pacquiao attempt to redeem himself from his KO loss to Juan Manuel Marquez.
His opponent, Brandon Rios, lost decisively in his last bout against Mike Alvarado.
Regardless of the fact that they both lost their last bouts, they will be fighting for the WBO International Championship.
When a mega fight of this magnitude takes place, the promoter will sometimes find some kind of title to put on the line.
The sanctioning bodies of boxing all want to be involved in something like this because of the profitability. Regardless of both fighters suffering defeats in their last bouts, this fight will still bring in multi millions for both combatants.
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Eight division world boxing champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao is scheduled to fight Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios in November in Macau, China and has already begun light training for the fight.
The Pacquiao vs. Rios fight is still a long way to go but the Pacman decided to begin working out a bit early since he took a long layoff to recover from his vicious one punch knockout loss to Mexican counterpart Juan Manuel Marquez last December.
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They say all things that go up must come down and for Manny Pacquiao who once dominated the sport of boxing, that seems to be the case for him at the moment. Seeing great fighters fall from the top is nothing new but Pacquiao feels he can still bounce back from his devastating knockout lost to Juan Manuel Marquez last December.
“This is not the first time it’s happened in my boxing career. When I lost [before] it was the same thing. It was like that” said Pacquiao.
Pacquiao suffered two knock out losses much earlier in his career and he points to those as examples of being able to come back to top form despite the setbacks. He chalks up his latest knockout loss to “it happens in boxing” and feels he still possesses the same traits that made him a great fighter.
“I have confidence in my ability. If we look back at my last fight, my condition, my aggressiveness and my killer instinct is there. My killer instinct and aggressiveness is back and it’s just what happened in the 6th round” said Manny during his last press conference in Los Angeles.
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