Respect to the good brother Andreas Hale doing dope things over at Jay-Z’s Life+Times YouTube channel. In arguably their biggest venture yet, the crew packed up their bags, headed out West (L.A.) and chopped it up with Team Pacquiao only days before Manny steps in the ring for a fourth time against Juan Manuel Marquez.
Bob Arum, Freddie Roach (a true icon in the boxing world), sparring partner Ray Beltran and Manny touch on topics including the previous three fights against Marquez. And with a question I was hoping they’d ask, the reason behind not squaring up against Timothy Bradley in a rematch is covered (thank God he didn’t). A dope look, indeed, into the minds behind one of the most known athletes in the world and ADITL offers another perspective of what the atmosphere is like days leading into a fight (that’s not named 24/7).
Expect a second and final installment soon. The only question now is where the hell I’m watching this on Saturday night.
Update: Part two’s out now and included below. It features a glimpse into Manny’s rigorous training methods and addresses “the elephant in the room: Floyd Mayweather. Bob Arum, Manny Pacquiao and Freddie Roach all give their take on whether they still believe the dream fight will happen and what exactly is holding it up.”