Pacquiao’s coach has throat cancer

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Pacquiao’s coach has throat cancer

Aside from helping his boxer prepare for the biggest fight of his career, Manny Pacquiao’s 49-year-old conditioning coach Justine Fortune is also in a battle of his own for his life. The Australian conditioner, who resumed working with Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach last year, is fighting throat and neck cancer. Fortune recently had a bone graft from his forearm to replace some of the nodules the doctors had to remove from his throat during his chemotherapy and radiation processes. Pacquiao is set to battle the undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 2 in Las Vegas, Nevada and has recently started his training at the Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles, California. Preparation “has been perfect,” Fortune said.

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