Pacquio set for training
Though Manny Pacquiao sprained his ankle he incurred in a basketball tournament over the weekend, the boxing icon trained for two hours at the MP Tower on Tuesday afternoon as part of his training camp for his November 24 fight against Brandon Rios.
In fact, Coach Freddie Roach will be arriving on October 7 to monitor Pacquiao at the start of his training camp in General Santos City.
According to assistant trainer Marvin Somodio, the last leg of Pacquiao’s training will be in Macau, though he’s schedule can be tweaked based on Roach’s estimate.
Pacquiao also has chosen his sparring mates in the personalities of Liam Vuaghan from Great Britain and Lian Hui of China. (Rommel Fuertes)
Petron, ROS gun for lead
Defending Governor’s Cup champion Rain or Shine Elasto Painters and Petron Blaze Boosters both gun for the lead in the season ending tournament as they battle different foes at the Mall of Asia Arena today.
The Elasto Painters will battle the Alaska Aces at the 7:30 p.m. main game while the Boosters will test the Air21 Express at the 5:15 p.m. curtain raiser.
Both ROS and Alaska are coming off losses. The Painters were handed by the Boosters quite a beating while the Aces lost to the GlobalPort Batang Pier by a Gary David game-winner, 91-88. (Rommel Fuertes)