Manny Pacquiao Resumes Training Camp at Wild Card Boxing Gym: “Excited to Be Back”

Published 07/06/2021, 9:30 AM EDT
GENERAL SANTOS, PHILIPPINES – MARCH 04: Manny Pacquiao takes part in a training session on March 4, 2014 in General Santos, Philippines. Pacquiao will fight for WBO welterweight championship rematch against Timothy Bradley on April 12, 2014 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeoffrey Maitem/Getty Images)


Manny Pacquiao is all set to enter the boxing ring after a long in-ring hiatus. The boxing legend will confront the sturdy welterweight sensation, Errol Spence Jr, in a mammoth title fight. This contest has already turned into a talk of the town and it has sent shock waves across the fight world.

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The Filippino Senator didn’t compete for the whole of 2020. And for his return fight, he wanted a noteworthy opponent of his level. Citing that, his team rushed to book a 12-round war with Errol Spence Jr., and now the fight is finally on for August 21.

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Pacquiao knows the importance this fight holds, and accordingly, he’s putting in exemplary efforts in his training sessions and more. In fact, he’s roped in the bigwig coach, Freddie Roach, for this fight and he’s back at the Wild Card Boxing Gym.

‘Pacman’ himself shared this news on his official Instagram handle. “Excited to be back at Wild Card Gym with coach Freddie!” he wrote.

Freddie Roach has trained ‘Pacman’ a number of times. The former was in Pacquiao’s corner for the biggest fight of his life against Floyd Mayweather. The duo has seen vast success together and the Filipino boxing legend felt that this might be the ideal time to collaborate with Roach again.

The boxing veteran has definitely developed ring rust and Roach will certainly help him get a hang of the ring again.

Both of them will look to put in extensive efforts for the next couple of months. So that on fight night, the pair is ready to overpower Errol Spence Jr. with their stern tactics.

Manny Pacquiao leaving no stones unturned in his preparations

The 42-year-old ranks among the biggest boxing talents of all time. Though he’s gone past his prime, Pacquiao still holds vast abilities to stun any given opponent.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – APRIL 09: Manny Pacquiao celebrates after defeating Timothy Bradley Jr. by unanimous decision in their welterweight championship fight on April 9, 2016 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

That said, ‘Pacman’ is leaving no stones unturned in his preparations for his fight against Spence Jr. And he’s all charged up to show his class once again to everyone.

The world will be glued to its TV screens to how Pacquiao fares in his fight against ‘The Truth’.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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