Updated 03:36 AM EDT, Fri, Oct 23, 2020

Manny Pacquiao vs Floyd Mayweather Jr. Fight: Pacman Getting Ready? Breaks Sparring Partner's Nose

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It seems like Manny Pacquiao is all set for his fight against Chris Algieri next month after he broke the nose of his sparring partner Viktor Postol during training last week.

Coach Freddie Roach said in a Reuters article that the World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight champion is now in a "devastating form."

The Filipino boxing champ's trainer also said that Pacquiao will not have a lot of problem facing Algieri in Macau.

"The thing is I have my number one contender from Ukraine and he's a very good boxer and he could beat Algieri right now," Roach said in the Reuters writeup referring to Postol.

He also noted that he made the Ukranian fighter Pacquiao's sparring partner because of his "fighting style."

"Manny broke Postol's nose three days ago. But Postol's okay. I train him. He's a fighter, he's a tough kid and he's not going home."

Despite Pacquiao being 35, Roach assured the public that he is still in great shape to fight.

"Our strength coach came in 10 days before me. He started working him and by the time I worked with him, we were sparring 12 rounds in the mitts. Pacquiao wasn't even breathing heavy. His condition is terrific right now," Roach told Reuters.

Preparation not enough?

A BoxingNews24 article, however said that Pacquiao should consider sparring with other fighters who fight like Algieri since Postol and his other sparring partners do not have the same style as his American opponent.

"They're all tall like him, but they don't move a great deal. They jab a lot, but none of them have Algieri's defensive skills or ability to move around the ring. Roach needed to find someone tall that can move and jab like Algieri, because the guys that are in Pacquiao's camp right now aren't similar to Algieri," the report added.

Algieri is known to be an undefeated fighter who beat Russia's Ruslan Provodnikov last month for the light welterweight title.

Algieri's strategy

In a recent interview with ESPN, Algieri said that he prepares for a fight by observing a diet and training hard.

"I average between eight to nine hours of sleep a night/day between naps. I generally eat between five to seven times a day, around 3,500 calories during training camp," he added.

The fighter also shared that he trains six days a week. "Manny said that I will be the most conditioned and smartest fighter that he will ever face. He is right."

Pacquiao, for his part, has not made a knockout win since his victory over Miguel Cotto five years ago following two devastating losses to Juan Manuel Marquez and Timothy Bradley.

But Reuters noted that this fight will be a make-or-break match for Pacquiao and will open the possibility of his much-anticipated fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr.

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