Pushing 40, Pacquiao still pours it all in training

first_imgMOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? The only boxer to own titles in eight weight divisions is turning 40 on Monday.“Before, I train every day; but now as I grow old I need balance. As you grow old, you don’t recover overnight and you have to give yourself time to recover before pushing hard again,” he added.It’s the same method his trainer Buboy Fernandez employed during his July knockout triumph over Lucas Matthysse.“Before we had 120 rounds, sometimes 140 rounds [of sparring] but it’s not necessary [for me],” said Pacquiao who just  had 14 rounds with Australian youngster George Kambosos Jr. last week.But when he does hit the gym, he’s all out.ADVERTISEMENT Fernandez, his best friend since childhood, could hardly keep up with Pacquiao during mitts session.“It all about discipline, time management,” said Pacquiao. “It’s going to be me having problems on top of the ring if I don’t push myself to the limit.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony PLAY LIST 00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:50Trending Articles02:40Pacquiao ready to go with week left before Thurman fight02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award The Fil-Am golf tournament and sports tourism Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew A punishing three-hour workout was what a visibly buffed Pacquiao dished out a couple of days before flying to General Santos City to resume his training camp there.“We can’t underestimate Broner; we have to make sure the strategy is there and we can execute it accurately,” said Pacquiao.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissPacquiao, already looking sharp and strong five weeks before the Jan. 19 fight in Las Vegas, went full speed at the gym, even doing jump kicks at one point.“That’s always been me. I really push myself to the limit,” said Pacquiao, who is now embracing a new training method that he said is more suited for “an aging boxer.” LATEST STORIES When Manny Pacquiao was asked what would be the key to victory over American Adrien Broner, he said “experience, power, speed.”But after he completed a monstrous work out Wednesday night, he might as well add “discipline.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img

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