MACAU -- Manny Pacquiao finished an intense workout Tuesday (Monday in the U.S.) at the Venetian Macao. The Filipino superstar looked exceptionally fit as he prepares to face Brandon Rios on Saturday at CotaiArena.
But if any of the fighters on the card aren't in shape, all they need to do is walk around the Venetian for a while. The hotel is a massive entity. In addition to the 15,000-seat CotaiArena on property, it has 534,000 square feet of gaming space, the most in the world.
Pacquiao cruised through a high-tempo workout without appearing to breath hard.
Promoter Bob Arum said he thinks part of the reason is that Pacquiao has more distractions when he trains in Los Angeles at trainer Freddie Roach's Wild Card Gym.
"He gets up early and he does his run, and he has some many other things filling up his day in Vegas," Arum said. "He's got a ton of guys staying with him in his room. He goes out and plays darts with the guys. You know how hard he works in the gym, and then he calls people back in the Philippines. He doesn't get rest.
"He trained over here [in General Santos City in the Philippines, in the same time zone] and he goes home and eats at home when he's done working out. He doesn't have all these people who are around him and he can rest when he's home."
- Manny Pacquiao
- Brandon Rios