Promoter Bob Arum has voiced his concerns about the weight of Manny Pacquiao ahead of his crossroads fight against Brandon Rios in Macau, China on November 24.
Arum receently visited Pac Man to check out his training camp, whilst impressed, he also noted that trainer FreddieRoach had a few concerns about the boxer’s weight.
Speaking to Ring TV, Arum said: “As far as the weight, that’s been one of Freddie’s biggest problems. Manny is working so hard, and he’s so light, that he’s eating five meals a day in order to keep his weight on.”
“In other words, he’s probably five pounds under the welterweight limit (147 pounds). So Brandon is taller, his reach is bigger, and he probably, today, weights 10 more pounds than Pacquiao at 152 pounds today,Manny was 142 (pounds) when I left him.”
October 29, 2013