“We’ve Had More Bad Days Than Good” – Freddie Roach Gives an Update on Manny Pacquiao’s Training Camp

Published 08/06/2021, 7:30 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JANUARY 19: Manny Pacquiao in the ring during the WBA welterweight championship against Adrien Broner at MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 19, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)


On August 21, Manny Pacquiao will make his much-awaited return to the game against a stout opponent in Errol Spence Jr. The duo will enter a massive showdown for the latter’s WBC and IBF welterweight title defense. This fight is special in its own way and it has already sent shock waves across the boxing fraternity. As both Pacquiao and Spence seem to be in the momentum of their lives, there cannot be a better time for the pair to collide.

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Recently, Pacquiao’s coach, Freddie Roach, was in an interview with Fight Hub TV. In this conversation, he spoke about the progress in the Filipino Senator’s camp.

We’ve had more bad days than good right now, but the thing is the good days are starting to take over, though,” he said.

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‘Pacman’ last fought in July 2019 against Keith Thurman and claimed a huge win. However, considering his hiatus, he will have developed a considerable amount of ring rust.

That said, Roach, in his above comments, stayed adamant and admitted to having more bad days. But since Pacquiao has put in a tremendous amount of hard work, he’s slowly finding his old self – this will eventually help him in the ring against ‘The Truth’.

More than anyone else, Pacquiao will be keen on pulling off a thriller. This fight is extremely vital for him to sustain his career and eventually have a decorated pathway ahead.

Manny Pacquiao is charged up to smother Errol Spence Jr.

Although the veteran seems in the final strides of his career, he still shows promise and isn’t someone who is looking for one final pay-day. In his training regimes too, ‘Pacman’ has displayed immense improvements. Looking at those, it doesn’t seem that he’s been out of the game for a while.

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However, things will be different when he enters the ring on August 21. Every hardcore boxing lover would be waiting to see his hand raised. The 42-year-old has every ability to vanquish Spence Jr., but it’ll be interesting to see what approach he adapts to tackle ‘The Truth’.

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Will the bad training days lead to a good day in the ring?

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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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