Freddie Roach reveals they’ve had to ‘pull the reins’ on Manny Pacquiao in this training camp

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Former eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao is all set for a huge welterweight clash against current WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas tomorrow morning (Indian Time)

Pacquiao is coming off of an impressive unanimous decision victory over former-four division champion Adrien Broner in January. On the other hand, Keith Thurman is coming off of a close decision victory over Josesito Lopez in January. That was the first time Thurman fought after a long layoff of nearly two-years ever since he defeated Danny Garcia back in 2017.

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However, ahead of the mega-fight, Pacquiao’s long-time trainer Freddie Roach talked about Pac-Man’s incredible work ethic and ‘unbelievable’ speed in this training camp.

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Boxing, sparring, speed, everything went very well. It’s been a while since I’ve seen Manny so motivated. That was caused by Keith Thurman and we will have to thank him because the instinct returned,” said Roach.

The experience will be key. Manny has been here before and controls his emotions, but Thurman is new, maybe he’s going to be sorry, “Roach said.

Who do you guys think wins this welterweight title bout between a Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thurman?  The fight will be available for purchase in India via Fite TV pay-per-view.


Manny Pacquiao vs. Keith Thurman set for July 20 in Las Vegas


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