Friday, September 10, 2010

Manny Pacquiao's primary sparing mate named

Manny Pacquiao's camp getting ready for training in Manila in preparation for their fight against the Tijuana Tornado Antonio Margarito this coming November 13.  Team Pacquiao has selected Undefeated Glen Tapia, 7-0 with 5 KO's from Passaic, New Jersey.  The 20 year-old, Glen Tapia is a rising Junior Middleweight boxer.  Tapia will leave today to Freddie Roach's Wild Card Gym in Hollywood California.  They will train for a few days in the US, then leave late next week to the Philippines, where Manny Pacquiao will train.

Carl Moretti was the mind behind Pacquiao-Tapia.  Moretti is the vice president for Top Rank Inc.  According to Moretti, Freddie Roach wants a young and aggressive kid to spare with Manny, to be able to bring out the best in him on their sparring sessions.  Glen Tapia was the first person who came to Moretti's mind.  "I'm going to learn how one of the greatest world champions trains, how he fights, everything," Tapia said on interview with  "It's a great opportunity for me."

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