Originally Posted by slip&counter
Cheers for that, Mand. (Btw, when do i start calling you 'Skills'?). Lol.
I've heard Manny talk about the improvements he's had to make with Wlad. He talked about how he had to work and work on making Wlad comfortable in the ring. Wlad use to do a lot of excercises without boxing being in them, He wasn't into actually boxing as part of excercises. He was big on the conditioning aspects but not the boxing aspects. He had to do a lot of repetitive work with him for hours on end. I think he's done a great job with him.
You can tell that Wlad is really not born to do this. He's just not natural. He flinches a lot and as you say pulls his head back at times. Manny has got the best out of him and manufactured things that protect his frailties. That dear in headlights look still comes out in Wlad from time to time. What was it Jay Z said? You are who you are playa, LOL!
Some Wlad sparring footage here for Mormeck aswell.