Quantcast
Latest Stories

Roach: ‘5’ in September

By

HOLLYWOOD—If he has the final say, Freddie Roach wants Pacquiao-Marquez 5 in September. Not a day earlier.

“That’s my idea of the soonest,” Roach told Manila-based sportswriters Tuesday. “April, May is way too soon.”

While he’s batting for a rematch, Roach’s primary concern is Pacquiao’s health.

“You get hit with a shot like that and maybe you had a concussion,” said Roach, referring to the dynamite right thrown by Juan Manuel Marquez that knocked Pacquiao out cold Saturday night in their fourth showdown at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Roach wants Pacquiao to take a complete rest before going back to the gym to test his readiness for a fight that’s shaping up to be even bigger than Pacquiao versus Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Once Pacquiao shows up, Roach will evaluate the condition his star fighter is in.

If Pacquiao turns out to be the same, not losing a step and sharp on his reflexes, training proceeds at once and the eight-division world champion gets the chance to avenge the shocking loss.


Follow Us

Follow us on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on Twitter


Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.


Tags: Boxing , Freddie Roach , Juan Manuel Marquez , Manny Pacquiao

  • johndcross1

    Right on Freddie!  Pacquiao needs a complete rest & preparation.  He must increase his strength & stamina.  He must bulk up without using PED. Kick-out those idiots who has nothing to do with boxing & just after your money.

  • pasaway008ako

    Kunwari pa itong si Roach na nag-aalala sa kabutihan ni Pacquiao, maniwala ako diyan? Basta magkapera siya ay ayos lang! Mayroon pa siyang conncussion, pero, mayroon na siyang Sept 5 ha. Kaya kapag naluto ang negosasyon ng laban, ok salpukan na bata! Mabuti kung papayag pa si Marquez, Natala na sa history ng boxing na pinatulog niya si Pacquiao, bakit pa siya lalaban pa? Oras na lumaban pa si Marquez, lamog siya kay Pacquiao, ilalampaso siya ng husto. Nakatsmaba lang siya, pero sa susunod na salpukan talagang sisingilin siya ni Pacman. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/A5CN52KKTWUHFZJZCWGMAIGZJM Gandalf

    Marquez-Mayweather 2 is more logical. Pacquiao’s heart is no longer in boxing.  



Copyright © 2014, .
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94
Advertisement

News

  • Obama due in Seoul as North Korea nuclear test fears grow
  • Hold departure order out vs Corona, Singson
  • Malaysia to release MH370 report–PM
  • Man found dead in Quezon City, alleged victim of summary execution–report
  • Aquino to lead Air Force turnover rites
  • Sports

  • Michael Phelps loses to Lochte in comeback meet
  • Sharapova advances to Stuttgart quarterfinals
  • Galedo caps ride of redemption
  • Beermen, Express dispute second semis slot today
  • Lady Agilas upset Lady Bulldogs in four sets
  • Lifestyle

  • ‘Recovered’ Banksy works on display ahead of sale
  • Marinduque: Visiting the ‘palm of the ocean’
  • First at Vatican in 60 years
  • How Jing Monis Salon gave Krissy the pixie
  • Want to be a supermodel? Work on your inner beauty, says Joey Espino
  • Entertainment

  • Paul McCartney to play at Candlestick concert
  • Kristoffer Martin: from thug to gay teen
  • Has Ai Ai fallen deeply with ‘sireno?’
  • California court won’t review Jackson doctor case
  • Cris Villonco on play adapted from different medium
  • Business

  • PAL hailed for ban on shark fin cargo
  • BSP to change tint of P100 bill
  • Nielsen sees car buying boom in the Philippines
  • How author of best-seller exposed ‘one percent’ economic elite
  • Bangko Sentral readies new bank lending rules
  • Technology

  • Cloud strength helps Microsoft earnings top Street
  • Vatican announces hashtag for April 27 canonizations
  • Enrile in Masters of the Universe, Lord of the Rings?
  • Top Traits of Digital Marketers
  • No truth to viral no-visa ‘chronicles’
  • Opinion

  • Editorial Cartoon, April 25, 2014
  • No deal, Janet
  • Like making Al Capone a witness vs his gang
  • MERS-CoV and mothers
  • A graduation story
  • Global Nation

  • China welcomes PH apology
  • Only 4 Etihad passengers not accounted for
  • Abandoned in Malta,15 PH seamen return
  • Senator hopes PH will also get same vow
  • HK victims to get P115M; traders raised money
  • Marketplace