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Roach arrives in Manila; begins training Pacquiao for Showdown in Brisbane

(FILE PHOTO)
(FILE PHOTO)

The training of Boxing idol Manny Pacquiao has intensified with the arrival of veteran coach Freddie Roach in the Philippines.

The world-champion Senator is preparing for his fight against undefeated Australian boxer Jeff Horn this July 2.

After 12 rounds of sparring in Elorde Gym, Pacquiao and Roach trained using mitts.

Roach said that, even if the Filipino Champion is the favorite in the said match, Pacquiao shouldn’t be overconfident especially since the fight will happen Horn’s hometown of Brisbane.

According to Pacquaio’s chief trainer, Horn is dangerous considering that his last two fights ended in a knockout.

Roach was also impressed with Pacquiao during their first training session.

The premiered coach was impressed by the speed and agility shown by the World-Champion Senator during their  mitts training, and sparring.

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