Manny Pacquiao looked awesome during a grueling three-hour workout at the Pscman Wild Card Gym here today (Tuesday) and seemed every inch like the “Fighter of the Decade.”

After running on the track for ten laps at the Acharon Sports Complex this morning, Pacquiao sparred eight rounds with undefeated Ghana welterweight Fredrick Lawson and British light middleweight Liam Vaughan who both were at the receiving end of devastating combinations that brought a pained expression to their faces.

Pacquiao caught the lanky Lawson with a looping left and sent him reeling backwards against the ropes even as his knees buckled before nailing Vaughan with a vicious left that ripped into the Brit’s solar plexus and took the wind out of him.

To the credit of the 23 year old British prospect he stood his ground and challenged Pacquiao to engage him some more despite the fact that he described the punch as a “killer blow.”

Vaughan told ABS/CBN’s Dyan Castillejo and this reporter that “I fight to the end and I told Manny to bring it on again because as a sparring partner I am supposed to help him.”

He said Pacquiao was “the best he’s ever been. He’s on fire. I have never been hit like that in my life” even as he predicted that Pacquiao “will knock out Rios with his body shots.”


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