Shaping up Manny Pacquiao into a welterweight frame

11 Sep

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“I saw Manny Pacquiao last week inLos Angeles,” exclaimed Big Steve during our Sunday morning Java at Starbucks onWestern Avenue:” He is no welterweight. He looked so little. He looked much smaller than lightweight champion, Brandon Rios. How do they get him into shape to fight as a welterweight?”


That is a very good question for strength and conditioning Guru, Alex Ariza who is responsible for getting Manny into shape to fight as a welterweight. For more detailed information Alex Ariza started a blog to outline all the training he does with a pound for pound king Manny Pacquiao.

In case you just fell off the planet and do not know, Manny PacMan Pacquiao is scheduled to face his bitter rival, Juan Manuel Marquez for the third time on November 12th, 2011 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena inLas Vegas. The contest for Manny’s WBO welterweight championship was contracted to be fought at 144 pounds weight limit.


Strength and conditioning coach was on hand inLos Angeleson Wednesday to answer all the media questions about shaping up Manny Pacquiao.

“Be honest,” requested Boxing Scene veteran reporter, Ernest Gabion:” How hard is it to keep Manny at welterweight?”

 “It’s hard. It’s very hard,” replied Ariza:” He just doesn’t carry that kind of frame.”

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Posted by on September 11, 2011 in Professional Boxing


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