first_imgTight fight Manny Pacquiao’s training shifted to a higher gear Monday following the arrival of chief trainer Freddie Roach from Los Angeles.The Fighting Senator, preparing for his defense of the World Boxing Organization welterweight crown against Jeff Horn on July 2 in Brisbane, Australia, worked the mitts with Roach at the Elorde Gym near SM Mall of Asia.ADVERTISEMENT Lillard, Anthony lead Blazers over Thunder Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES 250 enrolled at phony school arrested in immigration scam Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Pacquiao will spar again on Tuesday. He first sparred for four rounds against two Filipinos last Saturday under the watch of assistant trainer Buboy Fernandez.New sparring partners for Pacquiao are expected to arrive Tuesday. —ROY LUARCASports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hornets beat Pistons for 8th straight time Man who told immigrant to go back to country asked to write essay While Roach was pleased with Pacquiao’s physical condition, the Hall of Fame trainer cautioned that there was still more work to be done as Horn’s a dangerous opponent.After studying tapes of Horn’s previous fights, Roach concluded that the unbeaten Australian could punch, especially with his right hook.Roach, however, is confident Pacquiao will prevail owing to his speed, experience and ring ability.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingWith Roach around, Pacquiao, who started light training on May 8, feels upbeat and ready for the tougher grind ahead.Roach was accompanied by strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune. MOST READ LOOK: Vhong Navarro’s romantic posts spark speculations he’s marrying longtime GF View comments Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend SEA Games: PH beats Indonesia, enters gold medal round in pololast_img