MACAU — At the same training venue at The Venetian where trainers from two camps got into a scuffle just two days ago, Manny Pacquiao was a picture of focus as he trained in silence.
Only the whipping sound of the skipping rope and the clicks each time it hit the floor could be heard as Pacquiao looked in fine form a couple of days before fight night against Brandon Rios.
Like firecrackers, Pacquiao created some explosive sounds with his training gloves hitting Freddie Roach’s mitts.
It wasn’t yoga, and Pacquiao would speak to trainers and laugh every now and then, but it was much different than two days earlier when there was tension at the same place.
Roach and Rios’ trainer Robert Garcia and conditioning coach Alex Ariza had heated exchange of words that led to some shoving and kicking.
Top Rank boss Bob Arum said he has asked Rios' camp not to allow Ariza to check gloves and be involved in any pre-fight activities in teh gym.
Now Pacquiao enjoys the silence, which could mean bad news for his rival.