Manny Pacquiao-Road to Marquez: Baguio Training Day 8.
By Keith Terceira
Manny Pacquiao took this morning off from his road work to let his legs rest and because he wished to be at his best today for sparring against Jorge Linares, Pacquiao has a lot of respect for the young boxer and he likes the challenge but the five rounds he was hoping to spar today was nixed by Freddie having him stick to 3 rounds.
Not because Freddie wanted to limit Manny, but because Jorge had already sparred eight rounds and Freddie did not want to over work Linares. Remember, Pacquiao has done four rounds in each of his two previous sparring sessions, though not scheduled to spar until next week, and Freddie has already made that exception.
Due to the Manny’s disappointment, Roach has agreed to start the champ with Jorge from now on, allowing both fighters to enter the ring fresh and making for some exciting productive sparring.