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article imageManny Pacquiao skips morning run with muscle cramps; buys mansion

By Marcus Hondro     Mar 30, 2015 in Sports
Manny Pacquiao's strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune was trying to file his client's missing a running session under no big deal over the weekend. The reason Pacquiao missed the run was cramps in his legs but the injury shouldn't set him back.
Pacquiao has leg cramping
Pacquiao did get back to his schedule the rest of Saturday and is fine to work this week; Fortune said he's going to work him harder each week leading up to his fight with Floyd Mayweather, not much more than a month away.
Pacquiao trainer Freddie Roach told media earlier in the week that his fighter was experiencing some cramping, but he too played it down. Despite the cramps causing Pacquiao to skip his run, Fortune still wanted him working Saturday morning.
"I would like him to get up and move around at least, get out the stiffness from the work we have been doing," he told Martin Rogers of USA Today Sports. "He is not going to run, but we will make up for it with the work we do later. I make it hard for him but he needs to suck it up. Fighting Mayweather is not easy, either."
Pacquiao's morning runs begin from his home in the affluent L.A. residential neighbourhood Hancock Park. It's a popular event as dozens of people gather to watch Pacquiao bolt by.
Fans were disappointed Saturday to learn the 36-year-old boxing champ would not be running that day.
Pacquiao: Buys Beverly Hills mansion
In the midst of his training, Pacquiao took time to buy a new home last week, this one a $12,5 million, 10,000-foot pad in Beverly Hills. Two other buyers were also negotiating for the home but after Pacquiao upped his offer to include four tickets to his battle with Mayweather he got the house.
Did it help? Well with tickets for the Fight of the Century at the Las Vegas Grand Garden Arena running from $8,000 to $10,000, it couldn't hurt. His realtor, Elsa Nelson told USA Today the tickets may have sealed the deal. “No doubt it helped,” she said. “The sellers are great fans of boxing and of Manny, so it was a big deal.”
So win or lose, Pacquiao will have a lot of new space to rest up his cramped leg muscles in after the fight has come and gone.
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