YOUNG Kenneth Sims Jr. just learned what it likes to be battered by a rushing train in the form of Manny Pacquiao.
The 21-year-old native of Chicago, Illinois went four rounds with the legendary Filipino fighter and came out of it with a bloodied nose by the time training session ended at the Wild Card gym on Thursday.
Long-time Pacquiao assistant trainer Buboy Fernandez corroborated reports about the beating Sims got at the hands of the Pacman, although he can’t exactly recall at what round Sims had his nose bloodied.
Aquiles Zonio, a close-aide of Pacquiao, came out with the report at philboxing.com
Keandre Gibson sparred with the 36-year-old champion for the first four rounds, before Sims got his shot against Pacquiao.
Just as things are going great at the training camp of Pacquiao as he prepares extensively for his May 2 (May 3, Manila time) title match against Floyd Mayweather Jr., the same appeared to be the opposite on the side of the unbeaten American.
Whether true or not about the 38-year-old Mayweather being beaten in sparring in his Las Vegas training camp is enough to bring a smile on the face of Pacquiao trainer Freddie Roach.
The 55-year-old Roach said such negative reports doesn’t help the Mayweather group in any, although the seven-time Trainer of the Year had his way of knowing what’s happening inside the camp of the native of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
“I got a report from one of my friends in Mexico that one of his Mexican boys beat the (expletive) out of him two days in a row,” Roach said in a story by boxingscene.com.
An earlier report by Allsports.com.gh revealed Mayweather was knocked down by former world champion Zab Judah during one of their recent sparring sessions.
But Judah denied Floyd Jr. went down in sparring as he tweeted in his account@SUPERJUDAH. “That’s Not True it never happen stop it.”
Roach though said it’s not a concern of him what Mayweather is undergoing as he prepares for the biggest fight of his life as he’s more concern on training Pacquiao to be at his best six weeks from now.
“I really don’t care about stuff like that. I really don’t care what he is up to, because I have to get my guy ready for my fight and that’s what I’m thinking about,” said the long-time Pacquiao trainer.