FiveOuncesofPain.com has recently learned from sources close to the fighter that Melvin Manhoef is currently “training like a maniac” for his upcoming middleweight showdown with fellow heavy handed slugger Robbie Lawler, and furthermore has made the trip out to the American Top Team in Coconut Creek for the match-up.
This isn’t the first time Manhoef has made the journey to the Florida based gym to sharpen his skills, as the feared Dutch knockout specialist admitted his intentions of returning to the gym in a 2009 conversation with 5 Oz.
“I will definitely go back to ATT to train,” said Manhoef. “The guys there help me to improve my ground skills and have become good friends of mine.”
Manhoef and Lawler are set to punch one another in the face on January 30 during “Strikeforce: Miami“, which is set to take place on January 30 from the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida while airing on Showtime in the United States, and the Super Channel in Canada.
Check out a pic of Manhoef training with ATT boxing coach Howard Davis Jr. courtesy of American Top Team’s Twitter account below: