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- Monday, 27 April 2015 06:18
Floyd Mayweather won't last 12 rounds at Manny Pacquiao's intense pace - Coach Fortune...
LOS ANGELES – Manny Pacquiao's strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune said that the Filipino icon is in tremendous shape that Floyd Mayweather will have a hard time keeping up with him in their duel next Saturday.
Speaking to Filipino reporters after Pacquiao's morning run and workout at the Pan Pacific Park here, Fortune said he has Pacquiao right where he wants him to be – conditioning-wise.
"He's much more focused, much more determined. He's in great shape," said Fortune, who earlier also put an end to talks of Pacquiao's bout with leg cramps.
Pacquiao along with his regular running entourage went around the park twice before settling down and doing his routine abdominal exercises. Rapper Allan Pineda Lindo, popularly known as apl.de.ap of the Grammy Award-winning group The Black Eyed Peas, once again joined Pacquiao in the drills, delighting the huge crowd by unleashing some rap lines.
The WBO welterweight is good to go, and Fortune said he's in even better shape than he was in his fight with Chris Algieri last year in Macau. Pacquiao knocked down Algieri six times en route to a lopsided decision win.
But while Algieri went the distance with Pacquiao, Mayweather, according to Fortune, won't have the same fate.
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Asked if Pacquiao can keep up with the undefeated American in case he decides to box and move all night, Fortune confidently replied in the affirmative.
"Listen, Floyd can't last 12 rounds at Manny's pace, because Pacquiao's pace is so intense. You know that," the Australian fitness coach insisted.
"The pressure he puts on an opponent is crazy. From nine to 12 (rounds), Manny destroys him if he (Pacquiao) doesn't knock him sooner," he continued.
But does he see Pacquiao slowing down at any point in their 12-round unification bout at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas?
"To take a breather. That's it," said Fortune.