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Taking it slow, Pacquiao leaves for Australia underweight

GEN. SANTOS City—Intermittent rains led to the cancellation of Manny Pacquiao’s scheduled hilly morning run Saturday, hours before his chartered plane took off for Australia.

To make up for that, strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune made him do several laps around his covered basketball court within the confines of his mansion here.

Manny Pacquiao. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net
The unexpected break may yet turn out to be a blessing in disguise as Pacquiao is already primed up for his World Boxing Organization welterweight title bout against Jeff Horn on July 2.

On Friday night, Pacquiao told sportswriters that he has learned to listen to his body.

“Before, I can do 32 rounds and recover overnight. Now, [recovering] takes me a longer time, so I have to slow down sometimes,” Pacquiao said.

Chief trainer Freddie Roach knows that, of course. Though the eight-division world champion still trains as hard as before, it now requires little persuasion for Pacquiao to stick to the training routine.

Source: http://sports.inquirer.net/253474/taking-slow-pacquiao-leaves-australia-underweight

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