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Fortune: Broner’s power doesn’t compare to Pacquiao

Trainer Justin Fortune talks about Manny Pacquiao’s upcoming fight with Adrien Broner.

Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Manny Pacquiao’s strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune takes a moment to talk to Fight Hub TV about how Pacquiao’s training camp has been progressing and his expectations for his upcoming bout with Adrien Broner. Check it out...

Fortune on how Pacquiao’s preparations have been going:

“Good, we’re just trying to slow him down a bit. We’re running the same sort of game plan we did in Malaysia where rest is more important at this stage for him — we’re just trying to stop him from burning out, which is easy now.”

On his prediction for the fight:

“Broner’s dangerous. He’s gonna come in this fight in shape. So if [Broner] is on his game, I still Manny [by] late round stoppage. If he’s off his game, it’s an early round stoppage.”

On why Pacquiao says he wants the knockout against Broner:

“I don’t know, Broner’s easy to not like that much. Who knows. It’s good to see Manny wants those knockouts because when he does that he’s pretty much unstoppable. He just punches too fast and too hard.”

On how he rates Broner’s power:

“He’s a ‘40 pounder. The power doesn’t compare to Pacquiao. Look at every one of Manny’s opponents the last 10 years. After the fight they look like they’ve been through a bloody war. They are just busted up. I don’t think Adrien wants to get that busted up in a fight.”

On if he believes Pacquiao’s speed will overwhelm Broner:

“Yeah, he’s very fast. He’s ridiculously quick. And for a 40-year-old guy it’s surprising he still has that speed, which is a gift, and he has that crazy power. Everyone says ‘yeah, I know Pacquiao’s fast’ but what happens when they get in the ring with him? And then they’re just like ‘geez.’”

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