Manny Pacquiao, who is set to fight Chris Algieri in a few weeks, is “training tremendously,” said his promoter, Bob Arum, who added that Floyd Mayweather doesn’t want to fight him after Algieri.
“Manny was training tremendously in the Philippines. I watched him train in GenSan he was sparring with big guys and doing very well,” he told ABS-CBN.
He talked about possibly having Pacquiao fight Floyd Mayweather.
“That takes an attorney general and superman to get somebody like Mayweather on the ring where he has no intention of fighting Pacquiao because he knows that’s the end of his undefeated record,” he added.
Pacquiao didn’t rest during All Saints’ Day in the Philippines, according to GMA News. He’s currently doing training alongside sparring partner Antonio de Marco.
Meanwhile, trainer Freddie Roach said he believes Pacquiao might knock Aligeri out.
”We brought in some big sparring partners – Mike Jones is a really big puncher and so forth and Manny is doing really well with him and he’s hurt him a couple times in camp and he’s shown good power so far and he has shown the intensity that I want,” he said, according to ABS.
Roach added: “I would love to see a knockout. I think at 147 he is a little smaller than most of the 147-pounders out there. We have to feed him five times a day for him to make that weight.”
“This fight is at 144 and I think his power will come back. I see a knockout coming for sure.”
Pacquiao and Roach said they aren’t going to fight for a knockout, however.
“We cannot go into the fight thinking about the knockout. A knockout will not change the result of the fight as long as we get the win,” Pacquiao stressed.
“What we are trying to do right now is to get the focus in training and for the fight that people want to see. Chris Algieri is a very dangerous fighter and we are taking nothing for granted in this training camp.”