Pacquiao’s sparring mates carve their own paths in boxing

Over the years, Manny Pacquiao has not only traded punches with the top boxers on fight night.

Throughout his career and the 8 divisions he’s conquered, he’s also had high-quality training partners…many who’ve gone on to win world titles themselves.

Jorge Linares, Mikey Garcia, Victor Ortiz, Ruslan Provodnikov, Shawn Porter, Ray Beltran, Viktor apostolic, Jose Ramirez and Amir Kahn are just a few of Pacquiao’s training partners that have gone on to capture their own world titles.

With the goal to knock out Adrien Broner, three sparring partners are on the receiving end of the Pacman’s hits.

Lydell Rhodes first joined camp during the Pacman’s trilogy against Timothy Bradley — and after training alongside the likes of Floyd Mayweather and even, Broner, he’s glad to be back on Team Pacquiao where he’s found his own fanbase.

From the land down under, undefeated Australian lightweight George Kambosos Jr. has been sparring with the fighting senator for the past 3 fights. He’s also taking the ring on January 19th as an undercard.

23-year-old New York fighter Arnold Gonzales wasn’t even born when the Pacman had his first professional fight in 1995. He’s now trading punches with the fighting senator, and was the recipient of a bloody nose during a recent session.

“It’s like a dream come true, I grew up watching Manny, I grew up watching Freddie Roach, I was what 10-11-12-13 years old watching them win fights, knocking everybody out and just dominate boxing and now to be in camp with them like I said its a dream come true,” said Arnold Gonzales.

Gonzales, who kept on sparring after the Pacman gave him a bloody nose, is hoping to get some undercard action in Vegas as well.

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