AFTER four rounds of sparring, working the mitts and a light workout, Manny Pacquiao completed his final day of training camp at Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood today (April 27). From there the Pacquiao caravan, including a luxury bus festooned from stem to stern with Manny’s image, began its trek to Las Vegas for fight week, celebrating his May 2 welterweight world championship unification battle against undefeated Floyd Mayweather, (47-0, 26 KOs), at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
“Our long international boxing nightmare will soon be over,” declared Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach. “Boxing has been held hostage by Floyd Mayweather and his antics long enough. Manny is going to stand up to Floyd on May 2 and put a bully in his place. On paper – and in the sports books – Manny shouldn’t stand a chance. But neither did David against Goliath. Just remember, Manny has always come out on top when he was the underdog and you don’t have to look any further than his victories over [Lehlo] Ledwaba, [Marco Antonio] Barrera and [Oscar] De La Hoya. As Manny said earlier, ‘It is time for Floyd to lose.’ Manny is on a mission. This fight is his crusade. The fans of the world are rooting for Manny to win just like they willed this fight to happen. He is their champion. This will be their victory.”