By Lito delos Reyes
DAVAO CITY — Veteran assistant trainer Raides “Nonoy” Neri has joined World Boxing Association (WBA) super welterweight champion Manny “PacMan” Pacquiao in Gen. Santos City last week.
Pacquiao, however, has not started his formal training for his next fight.
“Wala pa mi training, basketball lang (There is no training yet only basketball),” said Neri.
Pacquiao only keeps himself busy with his basketball games.
Neri went home and did not joined John Riel “Quadro Alas” Casimero, who is scheduled to defend his World Boxing Organization (WBO) bantamweight title against undefeated Duke Micah of Ghana on Oct. 26 at the Moegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, USA.
“Nioli ko kay training ni Manny (I went home because of Manny’s training),” said Neri.
The formal training might start on November or December according to Neri.
“Ang plano Crawford pero dili pa sigurado (The plan is Crawford but there is nothing final yet),” said Neri.
WBO World welterweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford of the US is undefeated with 36 wins and 26 knockouts.