Roach Confident Pacquiao Will Win Against Bradley
By ALEX VALENTIN BROSAS
MANILA, Philippines – Freddie Roach, Manny Pacquiao’s head coach, believes the eight-division world boxing champion will win against Timothy Bradley on June 9.
Watching Pacquiao’s last workout in Las Vegas, Roach, as reported by Dyan Castillejo on “TV Patrol” June 5, is confident that Pacquiao will “knock this guy out.”
When asked how soon the KO will happen, Roach quipped, “Whenever it comes.”
Black Eyed Peas member apl.de.ap joined Pacquiao in his last training in Los Angeles. He did abdominal workout with the guidance of Buboy Fernandez.
Apl.de.ap feels that Pacquiao is a good role model “that’s why I’ve been hanging around.”
He added, “He really inspires me to be in shape and be fit.”
Even Pacquiao’s wife, Jinkee Pacquiao, also joined in the training and did boxing workout.
“Kailangan ko ring mag-exercise. Hindi na ako nag-e-exercise. Naisip ko na puwede pala akong maging boxer. Sana naisip ko na ‘yon dati pa. Joke lang.”
With this, the champion boxer is inspired to give his best on his last day of training before he slugs it out with Bradley.
“Ganado ako palagi dahil nandito ‘yung pamilya ko, kasama ko, hindi malayo sa akin,” Pacquiao said before he did his last sparring session in the afternoon.
Meanwhile, on “24 Oras,” apl.de.ap said that Pacquiao should serve as inspiration to every Pinoy in the US.
“It takes a lot to be a world champion and that was just a taste of one day. [It] inspires you to…especially like, you know, hopefully, all the Fil-Ams out here not to forget where they came from,” he said.
Roach is impressed with Pacquiao’s performance in his last training, noting that, “He’s happy. He knows that he has done work and it’s going to pay off.”
For Pacquiao, he draws much inspiration from the Almighty.
“Siyempre sa Panginoon. May panginoon ka sa buhay mo you have peace of mind and you’re always happy. You have joy, love.”
Pacquiao’s final workout was also witnessed by some of his avid followers like Governor Luis ‘Chavit’ Singson and Danny Javier.
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