Kobe Bryant’s Trainer Offers Pacquiao Assistance: “I can make Manny 10 times better than Marquez in terms of conditioning.”

We all know that Kobe Bryant is a big Manny Pacquiao fan, and of course Manny being a basketball enthusiast that he is, returns that feeling towards Bryant.

Well maybe soon, they will have a team member in common, as Tim Grover, a trainer who has trainedKobeas well as Michael Jordan and Dwayne Wayde , has offered his help to Pacquao in an effort to help Manny improve his performance.

“I have some ideas on how I might be able to help Manny. If Manny wants, I could go through (trainer) Freddie or Alex, or both. My intention is not to interfere with any conditioning program Manny is now doing. I’m not looking to displace anyone. I’m not after a ringside seat or a place in Manny’s corner. All I want to do is to enhance Manny’s performance by working within his system. I’m ready to propose a program for Manny and if he and his team like it, we can go ahead. I’m putting my reputation on the line. I saw how Marquez put on a lot of muscle mass without gaining too much weight. You can do that with a training program. But I can guarantee that I can make Manny 10 times better than Marquez in terms of conditioning,” Grover said.

This is indeed an interesting proposal. Of course Team Pacquiao would not be happy if Manny decided to let Grover interfere, as it would instantly devaluate whatever they have planned for the Filipino boxer. On the other hand, Grover could be of great value with his vast experience and expertise.

The only thing is, Manny has absolutely no problems as far as conditioning goes. At least none that were evident in any of this fight against Marquez. Grover proposes that he could make him 10 times better as far as conditioning as concerned, but the challenges that Pacquiao faced against Marquez were not of conditioning nature.

Grover goes on to say that the only reason he is offering help is because of Bryant and what he was able to do for him:

“Kobe’s a huge Manny fan and I wouldn’t be reaching out to Manny ifKobedidn’t know it…. I’m reaching out to only Manny, nobody else, because likeKobe, I want Manny to come back and be successful. This is just for his next fight. It’s not as if I’ll be working with Manny nine months in a year. I’m sure we can work out a schedule that will be beneficial to both of us without cutting corners.”

Of all the reasons that Grover could be beneficial to Pacquiao, confidence would be the most crucial one. Maybe after his brutal loss to Marquez, a new face with a new promise and the credentials to back that promise up is just what Manny needs to get back t and train harder than ever before.

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