With the premiere episode of Pacquiao/Hatton 24/7 the show talked about the fighters younger days and how they wound up in boxing.
They also showed and introduced the teams of each combatant. With Ricky Hatton headed by the always colorful Floyd Mayweather Sr. and assistant trainer Lee Beard who helps get Hatton in fighting shape.
Over in California, Manny Pacquiao as usually stays with a deep entourage of Filipino friends and associates stuffed in a condo in Hollywood. The feeling of home is never far off for the Pacman and he enjoys the company.
Freddie Roach brought in former heavyweight world champion Michael Moorer as part of the team and he will help Roach devise a plan to face the hard charging British slugger.
In charger of the conditioning is Alex Ariza, who helped strengthen Pacquiao’s physique when he climbed up to 135 pounds stopped David Diaz to win the WBC belt and then moved up tow divisions against Oscar De La Hoya at 147 stopping him as well.
Ariza will now have to get Manny down to 140 pounds a division where he believes the Filipino southpaw will be able to dominate and stop Ricky Hatton with his speed and power.
Catch the 2nd installment of HBO 24/7 Hatton vs Pacquiao on HBO.