MANNY PACQUIAO will move his training camp to Los Angeles today as he prepares for his April 9 fight in Las Vegas against Tim Bradley. Pacquiao had been training in General Santos City in the Philippines with his coach Freddie Roach. He is scheduled to land at Los Angeles International Airport tonight (Saturday, March 12) at 5.40pm Pacific time.
“We had a strong camp in the Philippines and Manny, as usual, is way ahead of schedule in his conditioning, and very motivated,” said Freddie Roach. “The real business begins for us on Monday at the Wild Card [Roach’s gym]. We have great sparring waiting for Manny.”
Commenting on opponent Tim Bradley’s trainer, Roach said, “I know that the ESPN announcer who is coaching Bradley is a good story teller and likes acting. Let’s see how well they do when we go off script and hit them with a dose of reality TV. Playing ‘fireman’ isn’t going to protect them from the nuclear assault Manny will be launching.”