MANILA, Philippines – Manny Pacquiao has tapped conditioning coach Justin Fortune to take the place of his former strength trainer Alex Ariza.
Unfortunately for Pacquiao, Fortune won’t be able to fly to the Philippines.
Top Rank’s Bob Arum told Philboxing’s Ronnie Nathanielsz that the Australian conditioning coach is having problems securing his visa.
“It looks like he won’t come not because he doesn’t want to come or people don’t want him to come because Freddie Roach wants him to come, it's just the problem of adjusting his visa which is a little complicated,” said Arum.
Pacquiao was looking forward to working with Fortune again after mending fences with boxing trainer Freddie Roach.
Fortune was the Filipino boxer’s former strength trainer before Ariza came into the picture.