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Charles Barkley: I could knock Pacquiao out


NBA legend Charles Barkley and boxing super star Manny Pacquiao. AFP FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — NBA legend Charles Barkley, storied career and all, claims that a day with the Filipino pound-for-pound champion Manny Pacquiao was one of the highlights of his life.

Barkley, along with another NBA hall-of-famer Reggie Miller, talked about their morning with Pacquiao two weeks ago in passing during the telecast of the Miami-San Antonio game on TNT Friday morning (Manila time).

“We spent a day with Manny Pacquiao and Freddie Roach, and let me tell you something — one of the great days of my life,” said Barkley. “I love Manny Pacquiao but Freddie Roach is amazing.”

The NBA legends filmed a special segment with Pacquiao at the Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles as the boxer was preparing for his December 9 bout against Juan Manuel Marquez.

Miller and Barkley joined Pacquiao in his morning jog at Griffith Park before learning a thing or two in the ring in Roach’s gym.

And Barkley is convinced that he could do something that almost all of Pacquiao’s opponents hasn’t done.

“I don’t wanna brag, but there’s no doubt in my mind I could knock Manny Pacquiao out,” confidently said Barkley.

And naturally, Miller did not concur, saying “No, you can’t. Manny (Pacquiao) call me, let’s set this up.”

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Tags: Charles Barkley , Freddie Roach , Manny Pacquiao , Pacquiao

  • george margot

    Barkley had his chance to knock Manny out and  did’nt . He did not have to; the judges won the figfht for him. I would like to see  a rematch and Manny would destroy him.

  • mrsebastiankane

    “I love hearing Charles Barkley speak.” – Charles Barkley

  • mrsebastiankane

    Barkley could def knock Pac Man out…but only if Pac Man were standing still with his hands tied behind his back and Barkley given the opportunity to take a clean shot…if not, Pac Man would stick and move and make Barkley keel over from being so tired from chasing him

  • mrsebastiankane

    “I love hearing Charles Barkley talk!” – Charles Barkley

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Purita-Fleschhut/100002507048952 Purita Fleschhut

    I bet Charles could beat the big-mouth Pacquiao in just two rounds. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000364490200 Jeff Pagulayan

    i call michael jordan, magic, bird, legends, but charles isnt one them.  the only thing that charles is good at is bashing people smaller than him… lol.  what a loser

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ESOG7CT35F65DNYWUHQRE36BBY dom

      you do know that Charles was joking right?

      • mrsebastiankane

        he doesn’t

  • anu12345

    Base sa mga nabasa kong comments dito, ngayon ako naniniwala na maraming posters  na marunong ngang gumamit ng computer at internet ay wala namang kamalayan sa katotohanan at puro kaungasan ang pinagsasabi. 

    • gyvv

      more or less, d matanggap sa trabaho dahil laging nasisisante for lack of moral values and etiquette… tama ka dyan~

  • noypi_07

    nice one Charles !

  • LuwigVonMises

    yes i could. i could kick him in the head. haha

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