sparring mate

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a boxer who spars with another boxer who is training for an important fight

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When we were still young, I saw how Manny worked hard to help uplift his family from poverty," says Nino Jumao-as, one of Pacquiao's best friends during his childhood days and his first sparring mate when he took up boxing.
Boxing trainer Ronnie Shields believes a match between Manny Pacquiao and former sparring mate Amir Khan could go both ways.
He said the same thing has happened when he fought Pacquiao's former sparring mate Provodnikov.
The 5'10 Martyniouk, a former sparring mate of Nonito "The Filipino Flash" Donaire, totes a record of 132 with two knockouts.
Being paired with another aggressive fighter like Pacquiao could mean an exciting fight should the former sparring mates face each other in 2015.
Manny Pacquiao would now be pinned on the ropes, absorbing stinging blows from his sparring mates at the House of Representatives.
Roach, trainer of eight division World Champion Manny Pacquiao, told reporters in the US that a Mexican friend of his told him that the undefeated Mayweather is having trouble with the fast-paced styles of his sparring mates.
Pacquiao also said he still has no idea who his sparring mates will be and even if he knew their names he will also keep it to himself.
Canadian matchmaker and financial adviser Michael Koncz said Roach would be bringing along with him two sparring mates for Pacquiao.