Pacquiao, who will be defending his World Boxing Organization welterweight title belt on June 9 in Las Vegas, said the he is 100 percent focused this time unlike before his bout against Juan Manuel Marquez in which he escaped with an unconvincing win.
The eight division champion admitted that he was bothered by a lot of distractions before his third bout against Marquez, which includes a confidential family issue that the fighting congressman declined to disclose.
“I’m 100% focused for this fight and my training camp and, you know, no distractions,” Pacquiao said. “I’m so happy and excited and I can’t wait.”
Pacquiao’s Filipino conditioning coach Marvin Somodio, who recently acquired a US worker’s visa, was also impressed with Pacquiao’s form, saying that the Filipino champion is now in a very excellent condition and will reach peak form in time for his bout against Bradley.
“Manny’s in excellent condition and he feels no pain whatsoever in his legs,” said Somodio, who has impressed trainer Freddie Roach. “Last Saturday, he went 10 rounds of sparring then last Tuesday did eight rounds. He did very well, proof that he’s slowly getting to peak condition.”
Somodio, who took over when Pacquiao’s conditioning trainer Alex Ariza left their training camp to focus on Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., is confident that Pacquiao won’t suffer from cramps once again, which bothered Pacquiao during his last two fights.
“The way Manny looks, I don’t think he’ll get cramps in the fight against Bradley,” Somodio said. “I hope he’s rid of cramps forever.”
Pacquiao’s camp is planning to commence their LA training camp this weekend before flying to Las Vegas on Monday, six days before his much-anticipated showdown with Bradley.