October 9, 2013
Pacquiao Bounces Back (Part 2)
JR: Ano nga ba ang pinagkakaabalahan ng isang Manny Pacquiao nitong nakalipas na ilang buwan?
(What has Manny Pacquiao been up to these past few months?)
MANNY: Mula noon, siyempre hindi tayo tumigil sa pag-e-exercise araw-araw. Unang una na yang basketball at siyempre ang Congress. Pero yung boxing ay talagang matagal akong nawala sa practice, sa ensayo Pero maganda nama ang pakiramdam ko.
(Of course, I have never ceased to exercise daily. Basketball and Congress. But I admit that I was not able to keep boxing. But I’m feeling good now.)
According to JR Langit, in their regular basketball games, Manny is tireless. They can go up to the third quarter without any substitutions or breaks.Manny remains physically fit.
MANNY: Never naman kasi tayo tumigil. Ang sabi ko nga eh palagi tayong nag-e-exercise.
(I never stopped exercising, that’s why)
JR: Papaano na buo ang laban ninyo ni Bam Bam Rios at bakit sa Macau?
(How did your fight with Bam Bam Rios came about? Why is it in Macau?)
MANNY: Ang promoter ko ang nagset niyan. Si promoter Bob Arum ang nag-request na sa Venetian Hotel sa Macau gawin yung fight.
(My promoter was the one who set it. Promoter Bob Arum requested that it be held at the Venetian Hotel in Macau.)
We asked Manny about Alex Ariza – his controversial former conditioning coach.
MANNY: Ah yung conditioning coach
(Oh, my conditioning coach.)
REY: Oo, yung dati mong conditioning coach na napunta sa kabilang camp.
(Yes, the one who transferred to the opposing camp.)
MANNY: Actually inalis namin siya. Lumipat sya sa kabila gusto atang mag-revenge. Tapos kinuha ko naman yung dati kong conditioning coach na si Justin Fortune, isang australyano na sa Amerika na rin nakatira.
(We actually removed him. He transferred to the other team because he probably wanted revenge. Then, I got my former conditioning coach, Justin Fortune. He’s an Australian who now lives in America.)
JR: Hindi naman ba isang malaking kawalan ito sa iyo?
(Was this not a loss for you?)
MANNY: Ah, hindi. Sa tingin ko nga mas malaki ang maitutulong nitong si Justin. Alam ko ‘yon dahil nakatrabaho ko na rin ito ng matagal.
(No. I think Justin will be able to help me a lot. I know this because I worked with him for a long time before.)
JR: Ano ang pagkakaiba sa ginagawa mong training ngayon para sa nalalapit mong laban na ito kay Rios?
(What is different in the training you’re doing for this fight with Rios?)
MANNY: Ngayon, pareho lang din kaso lang mahaba-haba yung preparation natin ngayon. Nakapag-start tayo ng maaga so maganda itong kalalabasan ng training natin especially sa stamina natin – conditioning.
(It’s the same but we now have a longer preparation time. We started early so we were able to work on our stamina – conditioning.)
REY: Pag serious sparring tulad ng laban ninyo ni Fredrick Lawson ng bansang Ghana, ilang rounds ito?
(In a serious sparring match like the one you’ll be having with Fredrick Lawson of Ghana, how many rounds will there be?)
MANNY: Ah depende. Mag-s-start sa 4 rounds, 6 rounds, 8 rounds tapos 12 round at hindi lang siya. May mga tatlong boxers akong makakalaban. Siguro kung 8 rounds na ay mga pang tatlong boxer na ang kalaban ko.
(It depends. We will start at 4 rounds, then 6, then 8, then 12. But I will be fighting 3 boxers. In the 8th round, I’ll probably be fighting the 3rd boxer already.)
REY: Nagkakasakitan din dito diba?
(You really get hurt here right?)
MANNY : Sparring lang pero totohanan din ang sparring. Malaki lang yung gloves and then may head guard.
(It’s sparring, but a true one. We have bigger gloves and head gear on.)
REY: Ilang spar ba ang kailangan para makumpleto ang buong training?
(How many sparring rounds are needed to complete your whole training?)
MANNY: Not less than hundred rounds ang dapat magawa namin. Mga nsa 120 rounds na sparring.
(We should be able to complete not less than 100 rounds. So we’re doing around 120 rounds.)
It has been said that we can get 100% of our energy requirement from protein and fats. Even though there were a lot of food choices on the table during lunch, I noticed that Manny only ate tinola, rice, and bananas. Rice for carbohydrates, bananas for potassium in a low-sodium diet. The diet lowers blood pressure, essential not only to the health of our heart but also to the skeletal and muscular systems of the body.
EXPRESSION OF GRATITUDE
JR: Message na lang Cong. Manny para sa mga tagaysubaybay mo.
(A message for your fans, Cong. Manny.)
MANNY: Sa ating mga mamamayan, salamat. Maraming maraming salamat po sa mga dasal at suporta ninyong lahat. Itong laban na ito ay hindi lang naman para sa akin at sa pamilya ko kundi para sa karangalan ng ating bansa at sa ating mga Pilipino. Maging proud tayo saanmang sulok ng mundo.
Higit sa lahat ang importante ay may relasyon tayo sa Panginoon. Bawat isa sa atin ay dapat nagmamahalan. By reading the Bible, we communicate with God and improve our relationship with God.
(To our countrymen, thank you. Thank you for your prayers and support. This fight is not only for my family and I but also for the glory of the country and Filipinos. We should be proud wherever we may be.
What is most important, however, is to have a relationship with the Lord. We should love one another. By reading the Bible, we communicate with God and improve our relationship with God.)
REY: Lastly Manny, totoo ba na magkakaroon ka na ng pang limang anak?
(Lastly, Manny, is it true that you have a fifth child on the way?)
JR: Pwede mo bang aminin ito sa public?
(Can this be revealed in public?)
REY: Siyempre kay Mrs. Jinkee ‘yan.
(That’s for Mrs. Jinkee, of course.)
MANNY: Pwede bang to be continued na lang?
(Can we just say: to be continued?)
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