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Pacquiao vs Marquez 3: Manny Works Out at Top Rank Gym (Video)

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Here's a quick video of Manny Pacquiao working out at the Top Rank Gym ahead of Saturday's fight against Juan Manuel Marquez.


Pacquiao looks in his usual phenomenal shape, and reports of his camp haven't gone to that, "Oh, dear, Manny may be unfocused or distracted or not trying hard enough" stage at all, so I think we can assume that Pacquiao is taking the Marquez challenge incredibly seriously, and that he'll be in great shape come Saturday.

One thing I did want to point out, as has been discussed a lot, is the enormous size of Manny Pacquiao's legs compared to the vast majority of boxers. The video pans down to his calves a couple of times, and you really get a sense of just how strong his legs are, and how important that is to his overall game:

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I mean these are straight up tree-trunks compared to most fighters, and his leg strength and the muscle he holds there is perhaps the biggest obvious reason that he's been able to so successfully move up in weight.

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