Welterweight prospect Hastings Bwalya failed to impress against Manny Pacquiao in a sparring session in Los Angeles on Friday.
Pacquiao was using the sparring session as part of preparations for his Juan Manuel Marquez of Mexico on November 12 at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas.
According to Philboxing.com, the Las Vegas based Zambian boxer who came highly recommended by Pacquiao’s cutman didn’t back his talk with prowess in the ring against the WBO welterweight champion.
“Showing impeccable footwork and a blinding hand speed, Pacquiao showed Bwalya a thing or two about humility and compassion, instead of exchanging in a heated war of words,” Philboxing said.
Pacquiao blooded Bwalya’s nose and mouth in the process.
The WBO champion then changed sparring partners before Bwalya returned in the 7th and 8th but still failed to step up to the plate.
Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach said he would give Bwalya another chance against future Hall of Famer on Saturday.