Manny Pacquiao kicking butt in sparring?Written by Leroy Cleveland
Fight legend Manny Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38KOs) is preparing for his April 9 superfight with fellow top 10 pound-for-pound boxer Tim Bradley.
Pacquiao vs Bradley 3 will be the third bout between the pair.
How will the 37 year old look following the controversial loss to Floyd Mayweather, shoulder surgery, the long layoff and, of course, the harsh public backlash he received for his comments about gays?
"He punches hard, man. I knew that before... He's very fast," Ghislain Maduma told GMA News following a sparring session recently.
A solid pro who actually resembles Bradley in the face, Maduma, a junior welterweight brought in to emulate Tim's style, couldn't handle Pacquiao's speed and power in five rounds of sparring, according to reports.
Record: 17-2, 11 KO
Division: Jr Welterweight
Born: 1985-01-04 (Age:31)
Birthplace: Kinshasa, Congo (Democratic Republic Of The)
Hometown: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Height: 5′ 7″ / 170cm
Amateur record: 61-17 record
5-time Quebec Champion
2003 Canada Games gold medal winner
Represented Congo at the 2007 World Championships
Is Manny back to his old self?
Sparring can sometimes be a good way to measure a fighter's preparation. However, Maduma is orthodox while Bradley is a southpaw.
Who else is Manny sparring with and are his sparring partners giving him an honest look?
... Or are they too in awe of Pacquiao's legacy to give him solid resistence?
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