MANILA, Philippines – Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao is satisfied with his initial training in General Santos City for his Juan Manuel Marquez fight in December.
Pacquiao said that in contrast to his past training camps in Baguio City, he was less distracted in General Santos City.
"My security nga, hindi na naha-high blood sa pag-awat ng mga taong nagpo-pose for picture o nagpapapirma ng authograph,” he told Philboxing’s Eddie Alinea with a laugh.
(My security details are no longer having a hard time keeping me away from fans.)
Pacquiao said most of his kababayans in General Santos City understand the importance of his upcoming fight.
"Ayaw nilang magsilbing distractions sa preparasyon ko (They don’t want to distract me from my preparations)," the fighting congressman said.
Away from photo-opp hungry fans, Pacquiao has been enjoying uninterrupted road and gym work in General Santos.
He also said that favorable weather in the past weeks helped him get into shape.
"Medyo mainit kaya siguro na-regain ko agad ang stamina. Grabe kung pagpawisan kung kaya nakakaya kong gawin ang lahat pinagagawa sa akin," he said.
(It was quite hot here and it helped me regain my stamina. I perspire a lot, which is why I was able to do everything I was told to do).
Pacquiao is scheduled to fly to the US on Saturday for the remainder of his training.
The Filipino boxer will spend six weeks at the Wild Card Gym owned by his trainer Freddie Roach.
Pacquiao is scheduled to fight Marquez on December 8.
The Filipino champion has said he wants to erase the doubts about his previous victories against the Mexican champion.