MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Nine days before his fight against undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr., in what is considered as the fight of the century, Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao said he is all set for fight day.
Pacquiao posted on his twitter account “I’m ready to rumble. 9 days to go.” with his photo and the Philippine flag as background.
Meanwhile, coach Freddie Roach provided a hint of the strategy that Pacquiao’s team will implement during fight night.
Roach said that during the first few rounds of the scheduled 12-round championship fight, Pacquiao will have to give it all, showcasing his movement and footwork.
The goal is never to allow Mayweather to outscore or outpunch Pacquiao in the first few rounds. Thus, Roach said Pacquiao will have to unleash a barrage of combinations in the early rounds.
The veteran coach also advised Pacquiao never to allow Mayweather to put him in the corner and to avoid giving his American opponent the chance to hit him.
Roach also told Pacquiao to bring Mayweather to the ropes or the corner so he can unleash his Filipino boxing fury.
Roach said the keys to Pacquiao’s victory will be his hand speed, footwork and punching power.
“Of course, there are other things that we cannot reveal. Manny has a lot of surprises for Floyd,” Roach said. – BusinessNewsAsia.com