‘They will see Pacquiao’s best’

Roach declaration

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PACQUIAO: We’re going to knock him out.

LAS VEGAS—Is Manny Pacquiao on the wane?

Hall-of-Fame trainer Freddie Roach doesn’t think so, stressing that Pacquiao still has more to give based on his ward’s performance at the end of their training camp for Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez IV.

“What he’d shown me, he can still do it. They (Pacquiao bashers) haven’t seen the best of Manny yet,” Roach told select members of the media at the baby lounge of MGM Grand Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila).

“They’re going to see the best of Manny,” added Roach, who is confident Pacquiao will turn in a much-better performance against Marquez on Saturday night.

As proof, Roach said Pacquiao scored four knockdowns against three sparmates in the course of their seven-week training at his Wild Card Gym in Hollywood.

Roach admitted that he’d asked Pacquiao to knock Marquez out, just to shut the Mexican’s loud mouth.

But if Pacquiao fails to do so for the sixth straight fight, Roach is willing to settle for a clear and lopsided decision.

“We’re hungrier this time. Ready to go,” said Roach. “My ward is 100 percent focused. We’re going to knock him out.”

Legendary Mexican trainer Ignacio Beristain, who has produced 25 world champions and is also enshrined in boxing’s Hall of Fame, however, is also convinced that Marquez is in prime position to prove that he was indeed robbed of victory in their third fight, or even the first two.

Beristain said Marquez is a smart, thinking fighter who can make the adjustment in the ring much better than Pacquiao can.

But he warned Marquez to be careful if he decides to go on  offensive mode as “Manny is very strong, explosive, very unpredictable.”

Having learned from battling Pacquiao for 36 rounds, Berestain said Marquez will finally get the judges’ nod this time.

Earlier, Pacquiao said he is prepared to do battle with Marquez and counter whatever the four-division champion will bring into the ring.

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  • riccisan

    hmm panay ang press release ng pakyaw side, ano ito damage control agad? ill just wait na lang sa results ng laban.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1595210532 Rico Mariano

    wag na umasa.. habang katabi ni manny si chavit, pagdating sa pulitika.. kahit napakalinis ng hangarin ng idolo nio..  hinding hindi mangyayari mga plano  nia para sa sambayanan  pilipino… aminin natin lahat.. iba na magsalita ang dating nagtitinda ng sigarilyo sa kanto.. pulitika na alam nia.. pati ang  boxing na nag bigay sa knya ng karangyaan hindi na nia naaalagaan dahil sa mga taong nakapaligid sa knya… ayaw ko man mangyari sa knya ang nakikita ko sa hinaharap, pero ito ang totoo.. matatalo si manny dahil hanap buhay na ang tingin nia sa boxing.. hindi na palakasan.. paumanhin sa lahat.. at ukinininam ka  Chavit!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H4PIIBVQK4BSXMIKFRWWAAQAUY Heartrob ng Pugad Baboy

    Be the best boxer in the world or be the best for your constituents.  You can’t do both.  

    It’s more fun in the Philippines ;)

    • tilamsik

      sadly, voters make it possible …  

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SHLXHHNZUTG7DLVV3P2PZD5PLI alfredo

    eto mga pinoy na to nagpapauto kayo kay marquez eh maliwanag naman na hindi marunong tumanggap ng pagkatalo tong mexicano na to..swerte nga sya nung unang laban nila ni manny nagkamali lang ng score ung isang judge kaya draw ang kinalabasan tapos sasabihin nya nadaya sya eh si manny nga kung tutuusin ang nadaya..pangalawang laban save by the bell lang to nung bumagsak kung may mga 30 seconds pa hindi na aabot ng 12 rounds ung laban..3rd fight ano sinasabi nyang nanalo sya eh compubox na mismo nagsabi na mas madami talagang pinatamang suntok si manny kasi wala naman syang ginawa kundi umatras at magcounter eh samantalang challenger sya dapat sya magdala ng laban pano nya macoconvince mga judges..porket hindi sya napabagsak nung 3rd fight nanalo na sya..tanong ko sa inyo sa tatlong beses na paghaharap ni marquez at manny ilang beses bang bumagsak si marquez apat na beses diba eh si manny ba napabagsak nya HINDI! ano ngayon nginangawa nya na dinaya sya ng tatlong beses sa laban nila ni manny? tapos kayo papauto kayo kay marquez samantalang pag ko at lopsided ang panalo ni manny tuwang tuwa kayo ngayon na mas kailangan nya ng suporta nating mga kapwa nya Pilipino mas kumakampi pa kayo kay marquez. Dapat nga hindi majority decision ang panalo ni manny dapat unanimous decision un. Bakit wala bang karapatang manalo ng close fight si manny porket hindi nya napatulog at close ang laban ibig sabhin natalo na sya? Close ang laban nila manny at marquez pero sa 3 laban nila hindi nadaya si marquez TALO talaga sya at isaksak nya sa isipan at puso na yun..GO MANNY PATULUGIN MO SI MARQUEZ WIN OR LOSE KAMPI PA DIN AKO SA IYO KASI HINDI KO PWEDENG TALIKURAN ANG KAPWA KO PILIPINO..AND DASAL AT SUPORTA KO SA IYO PA DIN MANNY.. GO MANNY MAY OUR GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS AND YOUR FAMILY..

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paolo-Hernandez/100001326302694 Paolo Hernandez

    puro publicity lang ang ginagawa ni manny para kikita ang kanyang laban…pero sa actual fight wala pa ring mangyayari! di na kami manood ng ppv….di na exciting ang laban nya……di kgaya dati na parang kinakain nya ng buhay ang kalaban…its time to retire!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4PPBPC3MQPXPT7ADAZFGNECFKM jr

    Mula ng naging born again si manny nawala na ang swerte.  Bumalik ka na sa paniniwalang katoliko para ewas malas.  Otherwise you will be defeated once again. Tandaan mo yan… 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Isaganilla-Gella/100003610474613 Isaganilla Gella

    manny make money…”Gawin mo after your bout WIN OR LOSS ”ang tungkulin sa Bayan at  sa Pamilya mo na”maging insperasyon ka ng mga kabataan” AS A FILIPINO BOXING HEREOS AND CHAMPION in  HISTORY”Ang paglingkod sa BAYAN AY NASA PUSO HINDI SA TALINO NA MAKABULSA NG PERA SA CAVAN NG BAYAN” GOD BLESS YOU”

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