Is it time for Pacquiao to clean out his team and entourage?
By Allan Fox: Manny Pacquiao is a guy who seems to be getting tugged and pulled from every direction when he’s trying to get ready for fights and it’s almost impossible to imagine a fighter being able to succeed with the utter chaos that goes on during his training camps with all the people hanging around him.
Pacquiao doesn’t look focused anymore and it’s not surprising with all the people that he’s got on his payroll. He’s got a huge entourage, coaches, trainers, you name it. Pacquiao might be better off considering a move to clean out the entire time so he can get some order to his life. I think Pacquiao would do well to change trainers, his strength coach and basically his entire management team.
He’s locked into a contract with Bob Arum of Top Rank, but that doesn’t mean he has to fight the guys that Arum wants him to. At this point Pacquiao should be thinking about himself to try and prolong his career, and that means he should say no to a rematch with Juan Manuel Marquez because it’s not a good time for him to be fighting Marquez again. Pacquiao needs to be the one picks out the guys he wants to fight, even they don’t make as much money as the guys that Arum wants him to fight.
Pacquiao should have all training camps take place in the mountains instead of the city and there should be a security officer standing on grounds to make sure that only training personal are allowed in and no hangers ons, no visitors and no extra personal that are there just to bother Pacquiao.
Pacquiao needs to cut his expenses so that he doesn’t end up broke after he retires because he’s got too many people he’s paying for right now. I think his trainer Freddie Roach is the highest paid trainer in the game right now, and that doesn’t make sense with Pacquiao losing his last two fights. Pacquiao can get someone much cheaper and perhaps they can help him win some fights.