In part one JAY Z’s Life+Times visits Manny Pacquiao in Los Angeles for an exclusive training camp visit days before the Filipino meets Juan Manuel Marquez for a fourth time. In part one of this two part feature, we speak with Top Rank promoter Bob Arum, Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach, sparring partner Ray Beltran and the man himself, Manny Pacquiao and tackle a number of subjects including the first three fights and why Pacquiao decided not to face the Timothy Bradley in a rematch after their controversial last bout. We also got some insight on Freddie Roach and Manny Pacquiao’s unique relationship and the Pacquiao that everyone at Wild Card Gym knows aside from the superstar pugilist politician that we all see on television.
In part two of Life+Times exclusive training camp visit with Manny Pacquiao as he prepares for an epic fourth clash with Juan Manuel Marquez, we get a chance to witness the rigorous training that Pacquiao has subjected himself to. Also, we find out from Bob Arum why this fight will be different than the previous three and the changes that Manny Pacquiao has had to make in his personal life in order to be the best fighter he can be. We also address the elephant in the room: Floyd Mayweather. Bob Arum, Manny Pacquiao and Freddie Roach all give their take on whether they still believe the dream fight will happen and what exactly is holding it up. Finally, Bob Arum discusses the similarities between Pacquiao and Muhammad Ali and where he believes Manny Pacquiao belongs on the list of the top pound for pound boxers of all-time.