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WATCH: Rhodes speaks after sparring with Pacquiao

Ryan Songalia
26-year-old Lydell Rhodes says Manny Pacquiao is intense in training and is really "pushing himself to the max" in sparring

INTENSE. That's how 26-year-old Lydell Rhodes describes how Manny Pacquiao approaches his training for the April 12 fight vs Timothy Bradley. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines – There’s nothing in sports like the scene that surrounds a Manny Pacquiao training session. Pacquiao is a born performer, and just as he feeds off the crowds on fight night, so too does he during his training sessions. READ: Pacquiao spar mate Rhodes says sparring Manny has been ‘Hell’

At Thursday’s practice session at the Pacman Wild Card Gym in General Santos City, some 100 spectators comprised of armed military police guards, members of the local media, merchants from SM GenSan across the street and his dog Pacman were on hand to watch the eight-division champion spar with Lydell Rhodes as he prepares for his April 12 rematch with Timothy Bradley.

– Rappler.com

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