Are Calves An Issue For Pacman? Roach Weighs In

Rumors are ripping round the web, the Congressman’s calves aren’t barking and setting to bite him on fight night.

True or false, Coach Freddie Roach?

We asked the 7-time BWAA Trainer of the Year the real deal, how bad those immense protrusions of muscle are holding up, if it’s true that cramps are breaking Manny’s stride, and eating into his time prepping for the Super Bowl of Boxing, #MayweatherPacquiao.

“He did have problems,” Roach allowed. But, the trainer said, he had a fabulous specialist come to Wild Card and give Manny a once and twice over. No tears, the doc said. “It was clean as can be,” he said.

Yep, some shin splints have been an issue, from doing hills, so Roach and coach Justin Fortune have him ceasing putting his shins at the hill-y angle, and he is instead doing track work.

So, true or false, calf cramping issues are a big deal right now? “False,” said Roach. “He’s had no complaints for about ten days.”

Saturday, the Filipino did two rounds sparring with one guy, four with another, and three with a third. Roach wasn’t all that pleased, though. So he added extra mitt work, doing 12 on Monday, and they worked on some of what Roach didn’t dig Saturday. There will be sparring today, Tuesday, with young guns who are being promised bonuses to knock Manny on his can-ny. By the end of the week, Manny will spar ten rounds, he added. “I could’t ask for better work from Manny. Though yes, we do have to fight the perfect fight, because Mayweather is one of the best in the world. But I’m not thinking we need a KO. I think we beat Floyd every single round. If we KO him, it’s bonus.”

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COMMENTS

-Radam G :

There is no issue with calves. And don't forget that Money May is the gym fighter who allegedly is knocking out all the sparring mates. What a dumb arse! He is leaving all his fight in the gym. If that were truth. Believe nothing you hear and an iota of what you see in training. The best is always to come under those hot lights. Holla!


-brownsugar :

Walk his arse down champ ... No mercy... Mayweather is like the Lex Luther of boxing ... Surely the most diabolical man in boxing will have kryptonite loaded gloves and boots on for super-Manny. Just 33 days to go. Go Champ!....Go!!!


-Radam G :

Hehehe! Lil Floyd will be amazing with his lies and alibis for losing. I cannot wait to hear them. He will claim everything from being robbed to a conspiracy plotted against him, tsAH and The Money May by Prez O, who has given Da Manny gifts, but not him. Don't forget how a couple of years ago, Money May said that the Prez could lead him into dat squared jungle by carrying his title belts. What *ucking disrespect! The first born-and-bred Asian U.S. Prez is going to have the last laugh, as Da Manny break the "Mayvinci Code." "Let's go, code breaker! Holla!


-amayseng :

Walk his arse down champ ... No mercy... Mayweather is like the Lex Luther of boxing ... Surely the most diabolical man in boxing will have kryptonite loaded gloves and boots on for super-Manny. Just 33 days to go. Go Champ!....Go!!!
You really think Floyd is going to walk him down and get Manny out of there? come on now you know Floyd is too smart to go against his strengths and attempt something like that.


-brownsugar :

You really think Floyd is going to walk him down and get Manny out of there? come on now you know Floyd is too smart to go against his strengths and attempt something like that.
If Floyd senses a weakness or any calve cramping it'll be like bleeding from a wound in shark infested waters...


-amayseng :

If Floyd senses a weakness or any calve cramping it'll be like bleeding from a wound in shark infested waters...
He boxed Canelo's ears off yet didnt go for a ko. He shamed Shane yet didnt go for a ko. He white washed Jmm and had a hugr size advantage yet did not walk him down to a ko. He is now 38 and facing his biggest threat what makes u think he will change his natural style of the last 8 years now?


-Chris L :

He boxed Canelo's ears off yet didnt go for a ko. He shamed Shane yet didnt go for a ko. He white washed Jmm and had a hugr size advantage yet did not walk him down to a ko. He is now 38 and facing his biggest threat what makes u think he will change his natural style of the last 8 years now?
Hunger.


-amayseng :

Hunger.
So an emotional yearning will change ones physical limited assets and allow him to do things physically he can no longer do?


-brownsugar :

Hunger.
"I never wanted to win a fight as badly as i want to win this one" : Floyd Mayweather.


-amayseng :

"I never wanted to win a fight as badly as i want to win this one" : Floyd Mayweather.
He said the same for DLH and barely squeaked that one out at what 31? Floyd is a perfectionist u think he will be any more or less prepared for this fight? Thats what makes him him. He is always at 100% He will be no greater of 100% as he has for 20 years.


-The Shadow :

You really think Floyd is going to walk him down and get Manny out of there? come on now you know Floyd is too smart to go against his strengths and attempt something like that.
Don't be so sure. 2010 Shane Mosley hit harder than present-day Manny Pacquiao. He walked him down (even on wobbly legs) and beat him up. 2011 Victor Ortiz hit harder than present-day Manny Pacquiao. Walked him down and beat him up. Miguel Cotto definitely hits harder than present-day Manny Pacquiao. Walked that guy down, stood his ground in the trenches and nearly stopped him in the 12th. He walked all of those guys down. I know you love you some Pacman but don't be so sure. I personally think he's going to walk him down and beat his body, much like he did to Zab Judah.


-The Shadow :

If Floyd senses a weakness or any calve cramping it'll be like bleeding from a wound in shark infested waters...
I'm with you, Sugarman.


-amayseng :

Don't be so sure. 2010 Shane Mosley hit harder than present-day Manny Pacquiao. He walked him down (even on wobbly legs) and beat him up. 2011 Victor Ortiz hit harder than present-day Manny Pacquiao. Walked him down and beat him up. Miguel Cotto definitely hits harder than present-day Manny Pacquiao. Walked that guy down, stood his ground in the trenches and nearly stopped him in the 12th. He walked all of those guys down. I know you love you some Pacman but don't be so sure. I personally think he's going to walk him down and beat his body, much like he did to Zab Judah.
Wow you guys have changed the definition of walking a man down. Kovalev. GGG JCC sr. These fighters walked men down. You're making assumptions about power. Unless you have been hit by all those fights u cant compare. Come on now.


-Radam G :

A lot of revision is going on. Or maybe straight-up blindness. I do not recall Money May walking down any of the above. Or maybe we have a problem with definition, HOUSTON! Ortiz and Cotto did the walking forward [down]. Mosley and Lil Floyd did a lot of posing and picture taking. That was one of the dullest scraps of the year. Both pugs were sloppy, according to a lot of experts, and so labeled ones. Money May even gave himself a "C." Holla!


-brownsugar :

Don't be so sure. 2010 Shane Mosley hit harder than present-day Manny Pacquiao. He walked him down (even on wobbly legs) and beat him up. 2011 Victor Ortiz hit harder than present-day Manny Pacquiao. Walked him down and beat him up. Miguel Cotto definitely hits harder than present-day Manny Pacquiao. Walked that guy down, stood his ground in the trenches and nearly stopped him in the 12th. He walked all of those guys down. I know you love you some Pacman but don't be so sure. I personally think he's going to walk him down and beat his body, much like he did to Zab Judah.
Righteous analysis. You wont find many who agree....due to the Mayweather blindspot...its the same blind spot that makes opponents walk into punches ....great analysis!.


-Radam G :

I give it up to Lil Floyd. He is a master of confusion of those easily fooled by a ______ con optical illusion and make-believe -_____ _____. Big Floyd has found his nit. You see these cats all the time in the hood and around the gym. They bamboozle the naive with simple syet as rocket science sophistication. OMFL! We are dealing with the sweet science of KISS -- keep it simple and short. And to Money May's credit, he has kept it this way until his pops re-enter da blo-se, bio-se. Now the once great-scrapping Money May is lost in a can't-shoot-or-talk-straight posse. Now they talk and do jive even dumber than Da Manny being on "Filipino A-side meth. Holla?


-amayseng :

Even Hitler brainwashed a nation


-The Shadow :

Wow you guys have changed the definition of walking a man down. Kovalev. GGG JCC sr. These fighters walked men down. You're making assumptions about power. Unless you have been hit by all those fights u cant compare. Come on now.
That's right. Just like you were making assumptions about respective strengths. Fact is they were powerful enough to hurt him, each one had higher KO percentages, and one actually did hurt him yet he walked him down anyway. And yes, he walked them down. You can dismiss the guy as much as you want, you can have as much blind love as you want but you cannot dismiss the facts. He. Walked. Them. Down. Go watch the fights. He. Walked. Them. Down. And to comment on another comment, his entire game is built around breaking guys down as well. Go ahead. Call me Nate Jones. Storm?


-The Shadow :

Hitler comments? OK, I'm done.


-brownsugar :

That's what makes this fight so intriguing. Does Manny outhustle Floyd round after round ? Blowing Mayweather out with so much raw determination and activity that Floyd just decides to hang on for dear life just so he can utter the timeless words spoken by the legendary tough gur Jake Lamotta? ....staring up at Manny through the mass of bloody hemoraging tissue surrounding eyes saying " You couldnt knock me out Manny"? Or does he do what he's done 47 times before? Lock on to his opponent with undeterred focus and neutralize the offense while exploiting chinks in his opponents armour? Floyd said he doesnt focus on his opponents weaknesses. He's not going into the fight to spend millions of stamina-bucks trying to win the " KO-Manny-Lottery " like Tim Bradley did.... So convinced was Bradley that he could generate lightening at the same time and intensity that allowed Juan Manuel Marquez to land his come-from-behind-hail-Mary of a fight ending punch..... Bradley ended up expending his entire clip by the end of the seventh round of what had been a competitive fight until then. No ...Manny is not Victor Ortiz and Floyd knows that... Any right hand knock down by Floyd would be the result of employing sound strategy and counterpunching techniques ( and vice-versa ). It wont be the product of any sucker punch. Floyds goal will be to take away what Manny does right. Which is the intelligent approach. Why try to capitolize on a mistake Manny made 3 fights ago? Doesnt make sense....but Bradley and Algieri jumped on it like two suckers playing 3-card-Molly with a bunch of hustlers and hoodlums on the subway train coming from the rough side of town.... In the end, neither fighter fully understood who they were messing with. Manny was dealing a fistic game of 3-card-Molly to suckers like those guys when he was still on Similac. Floyd's intention is to take away what Manny does best. (the left hand and the sneaky right hook). If Floyd survives the early bums rush ....and makes it into the middle rounds...oh ..what a glorious fight this will be. Floyd brought back his old team and probably has plans to pay off all the stalking gold diggers with lawsuits to keep ahead of bad karma.... Perfectionists think like that. Enjoy the show.


-Carmine Cas :

This is the fight of both respective fighters' careers. I think that both fighters are seeking to make an emphatic statement. And I do agree to an extent that Floyd was walking down Mosley and Ortiz, and he stood right in front of Canelo. He was not "running" by all means. And IF he is able to disarm Manny, he will walk him down as well. But we'll see how Floyd's legs are, that will be a huge factor in this fight.


-Radam G :

Imma have to disagree about Money May all a sudden becoming the big, bad wolf and walking down pugs. Maybe it is in the eyes of the beholder. But it is not in Big Nate's eyes. He's typical in da game. A yes man for buffalo wings -- I mean benefits. Talk to Big Nate when Lil Floyd is not around and he will tell you his boss needs to retire. I'm reminded how weasels and squirrels used to two face GOAT Ali -- who is picking Da Manny -- the same way. Money May was Showtime pressured into this fight with lawsuits. Some of them pending from the fiasco with the Rahman brothers. Anyway! Ready Freddie is ready. Holla at how much fear he is of Money May. About as much as a grizzy bear is of a blind man.
->https://www.YouTube.com/watch?v=b1APY-viiT8. Holla!


-Radam G :

After Money May gets his arse handed to him, half of those in his circle will say that they saw it coming. And the other half will say that it was a conspiracy for Da Manny to win. And that boxing's white powers that be "ROBBED da brotha "because boxing is a sports where blacks and Hispanics dominate." This is how Money May still believes. And when he said it, it wasn't true. And it is still not. Count the champions by their ethnicities for yourself.
->https://www.YouTube.com/watch?v=MPw9fjmT0Z0. Holla!


-stormcentre :

So . . . from the title of this thread it "appears" Manny's legs may be shot and/or that there is another ready-made-excuse for a less than victorious showing. If nothing else, it's great for humour. I think Floyd has proven he can walk guys down; just in his own way. But I am not going to dive into providing video links and other substantiation on the matter, as that has already been done here and also because if it is really necessary then that in itself defines whether we are discussing the topic rationally or with fan boy jive-talk. Seems to be a lot of issues for Pacman, his trainer, and his camp going into the fight they always wanted for 16 or however many years it was.


-Radam G :

I guess GOAT Ali and the percentage of the Ali FAM are bullies too. I've mysteriously become TSS Universe "bully" for posting videos and stories of the actuality of the reality. OMFG! Haters always label me something. From TSS's "Golden Child" to TSS's "paid monkey." And now as I've said, TSS's "bully." Hehe! WTF! Holla at how the GOAT Ali is riding:
->http://www.tmz.com/2015/03/31/muhammad-ali-manny-pacquiao-floyd-mayweather/. WADS! All the yesteryears' pugs and dey daughters are bullying po' Vampire facial Lil Floydoping. Holla!


-stormcentre :

I guess GOAT Ali and the percentage of the Ali FAM are bullies too. I've mysteriously become TSS Universe "bully" for posting videos and stories of the actuality of the reality. OMFG! Haters always label me something. From TSS's "Golden Child" to TSS's "paid monkey." And now as I've said, TSS's "bully." Hehe! WTF! Holla at how the GOAT Ali is riding:
->http://www.tmz.com/2015/03/31/muhammad-ali-manny-pacquiao-floyd-mayweather/. WADS! All the yesteryears' pugs and dey daughters are bullying po' Vampire facial Lil Floydoping. Holla!
Someone pass this man a box of tissues. :) Holla


-#1 PacFan :

Calves cramping up is a big deal. They can be lingering if the issue isn't resolved close to fight night. This can be speculation or not but its how Team Floyd ,media, experts, and fight fans take it. Believe it or not we will never know because we arent behind the scenes. If you ask me I'm not buying any of it. If its coming from PAC or Floyds camp. The only thing I am seeing weird is that how Floyd is awfully quiet and Manny is super confident as if these two switched personalities over night.


-The Shadow :

Calves cramping up is a big deal. They can be lingering if the issue isn't resolved close to fight night. This can be speculation or not but its how Team Floyd ,media, experts, and fight fans take it. Believe it or not we will never know because we arent behind the scenes. If you ask me I'm not buying any of it. If its coming from PAC or Floyds camp. The only thing I am seeing weird is that how Floyd is awfully quiet and Manny is super confident as if these two switched personalities over night.
I'm not trying to be funny or mean but I will bet $1000 that Manny Pacquiao dies from injuries sustained in this fight before he knocks out Floyd Mayweather Jr. He couldn't stop Chris Algieri, now he stops the best defensive fighter recorded in history? OK. Like I said, I'll put my money where my mouth is. And as much as people will call the birthday boy names, I guarantee you no one will take that bet. Including you.


-Radam G :

I'm not trying to be funny or mean but I will bet $1000 that Manny Pacquiao dies from injuries sustained in this fight before he knocks out Floyd Mayweather Jr. He couldn't stop Chris Algieri, now he stops the best defensive fighter recorded in history? OK. Like I said, I'll put my money where my mouth is. And as much as people will call the birthday boy names, I guarantee you no one will take that bet. Including you.
Watch what you wish for, TS. There is a saying in Chinese that you may just get it. I might just cover that bet. And DDV can hold the money. Lil Floyd is in for an arse thrashing. The best offense in history keeps a pug undefeated. Not defense. You have to have offense to win. In 31 days and counting, Lil Floyd will be beat into a semi coma. You will probably lose that thou. Holla!


-#1 PacFan :

I'm not trying to be funny or mean but I will bet $1000 that Manny Pacquiao dies from injuries sustained in this fight before he knocks out Floyd Mayweather Jr. He couldn't stop Chris Algieri, now he stops the best defensive fighter recorded in history? OK. Like I said, I'll put my money where my mouth is. And as much as people will call the birthday boy names, I guarantee you no one will take that bet. Including you.
Be careful shadow this post looks like its all propaganda. I take it funny really. Let's all hope reports of Floyd's leg being shot aint true, cause he going to need it on May 2. Its also a suckers bet bro.


-Radam G :

Be careful shadow this post looks like its all propaganda. I take it funny really. Let's all hope reports of Floyd's leg being shot aint true, cause he going to need it on May 2. Its also a suckers bet bro.
They are true. Lil Floyd's anatomy is no different from another 38-year-old boksing-great pug who did not always eat and live right when he was younger. Boxing years at the "Curse of 38" are double that of dog years. In boksing years, Lil Floyd's legs are about 158 years old. He will be leg slower than a zombie in mud. Slower than a bytch zombie in quicksand. Da Manny is going to track him down, break the Mayvinci Code and give Money May a large serving taste of defeat. Holla!


-Radam G :

There is nothing like the actuality of the reality. Holla at this:
->http://www.philboxing.com/news/story-106022.html. Not that this news piece is going to prove anything. Pachaters and Floydykes just want a war of words. It makes them BIG men to be sarcastic and juvenile to ask if "you are 13 years old" and cheering for Da Manny. I got a 13 year old daughter who has a 168 IQ, and will be taking advanced college classes at UCLA this summer, and she flies actual, real small planes and helicopters along with my 13-year-old cousin who is a fateful readers of the good, bad and insane of this Universe. Holla!


-Domenic :

There is nothing like the actuality of the reality. Holla at this:
->http://www.philboxing.com/news/story-106022.html. Not that this news piece is going to prove anything. Pachaters and Floydykes just want a war of words. It makes them BIG men to be sarcastic and juvenile to ask if "you are 13 years old" and cheering for Da Manny. I got a 13 year old daughter who has a 168 IQ, and will be taking advanced college classes at UCLA this summer, and she flies actual, real small planes and helicopters along with my 13-year-old cousin who is a fateful readers of the good, bad and insane of this Universe. Holla!
Why don't you ever reference Floydhaters and Pacdykes? Regarding the faithful readers that are either good, bad, or insane, you unequivocally fall in the insane category. Lunacy embodies you, and you wear it very, very well.


-deepwater2 :

Why not put $10,000 on Floyd to win $5,000 at the casino? If you win you have a free trip. Boxing is crazy. Remember when the Mayweathers jumped into the ring to beat up Judah and his corner,in the middle of a fight? (Floyd should have been dq'd for that). I could see Floyd Sr getting upset if Floyd takes a beating for 2 or 3 rounds and jumps in the ring and gets little Floyd dq'd. Who will be in Vegas that weekend? I will be there and meet up with who ever I can. I will be at the Cosmopolitan@ the chandelier bar and the Marquee most nights. I also have to pick some horses for the Derby.


-Radam G :

Why not put $10,000 on Floyd to win $5,000 at the casino? If you win you have a free trip. Boxing is crazy. Remember when the Mayweathers jumped into the ring to beat up Judah and his corner,in the middle of a fight? (Floyd should have been dq'd for that). I could see Floyd Sr getting upset if Floyd takes a beating for 2 or 3 rounds and jumps in the ring and gets little Floyd dq'd. Who will be in Vegas that weekend? I will be there and meet up with who ever I can. I will be at the Cosmopolitan@ the chandelier bar and the Marquee most nights. I also have to pick some horses for the Derby.
You hit that nail on the head. If Da Manny does not catch Lil Floyd cleanly. Big Floyd will indeed jump into the ring to save Fam May from another historic knockout of a Mayweather. Holla!


-Big Daddy :

I'm remember when Radam G was all over Floyd's Jock. Way to play both sides of da Fence Brutha lol


-Radam G :

I'm remember when Radam G was all over Floyd's Jock. Way to play both sides of da Fence Brutha lol
Just goes to show you the phoniness here. And I still don't hate Lil Floyd. So the thotty dudes here need to STFU! Because I've always favored Da Manny over Lil Floyd. And Lil Floyd over everybody else. So ain't nuffin' new, but your return. Holla!


-Radam G :

OOPS! I musta' fo'got! There is one new thing. Da Manny purchased a Beverly Hills mansion from Puff Daddy that Puff Daddy got for J-Lo back in da day. What will the haters call da PacFam? The Filipino Beverly Hill Billies. Hehehe! Whatever! Sa lahat ng mga Pinoy at mga Pinay ko'y, SIGAWAN! Magandang at malaking bahay si Manny nabili para si Jinkee.
->https://www.YouTube.com/watch?v=BkAGXnyM5Lk. Holla!