Manny Pacquiao is set to face Juan Manuel Marquez for the third time in his career this Saturday night on HBO pay-per-view. The first two bouts were contested at lower weights but Marquez gave Manny everything he could handle in those meetings. That history is likely keeping Pacquiao from any ideas of taking his opponent lightly.
Top Rank Boxing released video of Manny training at the Top Rank Gym and it's worth the two and a half minutes of your time:
There's something about watching a great boxer in the gym. The constant tightness of Manny's footwork is a thrill to watch. And there is nothing more incredible to watch in the gym than a truly great boxer work the mitts. Seeing that constant movement, understanding the repetition that comes with the work and seeing how that translates into a fight is something almost like watching a great band in concert.
When you see Manny throw a right hand, pick off the return shot with his gloves, pivot to the right and unload with a left, right combo in the actual fight, you can think back to watching him do that exact same thing in training.