Manny Pacquiao revs up sparring for Timothy Bradley clash

Nick Giongco 29/02/2016
Manny Pacquiao Tim Bradley

After a few days of rest, Manny Pacquiao was back in fighting mode last week logging five intense rounds of sparring in General Santos City.

Revving up for the rubber match with Tim Bradley set April 9 in Las Vegas, the fighting congressman from Sarangani banged bodies with Congolese-Canadian Ghislain Muduma.

Last Tuesday, Pacquiao kicked off the sparring stage of his buildup, going four rounds with the 31-year-old from Montreal.

Pretty soon, Muduma will have company as Pacquiao adviser Mike Koncz may recall Lydell Rhodes to help in the sparring.

“Manny’s getting on top of his game that I am thinking of importing Rhodes,” said Koncz.

Pacquiao was forced to skip training for two straight days (Wednesday and Thursday) after experiencing eye problems due to the excessive amount of petroleum jelly that got inside his right eye during training.

Now that the 37-year-old Pacquiao is back on track, sparring will resume this Tuesday with Freddie Roach watching his every move.

Pacquiao is eyeing a sensational showing against the rugged Bradley following his loss to Floyd Mayweather last year.

Courtesy of Nick Giongco of the Manila Bulletin. Follow Nick on Twitter @NickSpeaks