Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Pacquiao requested Amir Khan as sparring mate

Antonio Margarito is not considered as an easy opponent in boxing.  He is tough and tall, and definitely the tallest opponent Manny Pacquiao has to face in his entire professional career this coming November 13 at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium.  Both camp agreed that it will be one heck of a fight.  It will be much more physical than the Clottey, Cotto and De la Hoya fight.

At this point in time, Manny Pacquiao is training with Freddie Roach in Baguio City, the summer capital of the Philippines.  Along side with Buboy Fernandez, assistant trainer and Alex Ariza, Pacquiaos conditioning trainer.  Just recently, Manny Pacquiao has been doing spar sessions with undefeated boxers such as Glen Tapia and Mexican champ Michael Medina.  The session turn out fine said Freddie Roach, Medina even got a cut on the left eye.

By this week another bother will visit Philippines to train and spar with the Filipino Champion.  Julio Cesar Chavez (41-0, 30 KO's) and Vanes Martirosyan (28-0, 17 KO's) will be part of the training to give Manny some rough time in the ring in preparation for his fight against the Tijuana Tornado, Antonio Margarito.

Things even got better for Pacquiao's camp, the Filipino Champion Manny Pacquiao requested Amir Khan (23-1, 17 KO's) to be one of his sparmates.  Manny believes that the Khan's hand speed and will be valuable help for him against Antonio Margarito.  Amir Khan is also one of the boxers who is trained by Freddie Roach.  Amir Khan was once a spar mate of Manny Pacquiao for his Oscar De La Hoya fight.

Amir Khan should much excitement with the report,  "Tell me if there's a better place to be than with the world's best trainer and the world's best boxer. I learn so much from rubbing shoulders with Manny and I genuinely admire him," Khan said.  Khan believes that this is a great opportunity, for he will gain much experience and learn more with Pacquiao, “I get so much from working alongside Manny. We never fight over Freddie's attention."  Khan also shows great respect to Manny Pacquiao, “I'm sure by the time I get to that level he will be calling it a day. We train in the same camp and I've got too much respect for Manny to fight him,” Khan said in an interview by LiveFight.com.

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