Pacquiao keeps focus on bout vs Marquez | Inquirer Sports

Pacquiao keeps focus on bout vs Marquez

/ 10:16 PM September 21, 2011

BAGUIO CITY—Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao said he is all boxing business in his three week high-altitude training in the summer capital as he prepares for a return bout with Mexican fighter Juan Manuel Marquez.

Movies, his other show business commitments and even all that talk coming from newly crowned World Boxing Council welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. will not distract the Filipino ring superstar.

Pacquiao said his mind is not dwelling on what many bill as a “dream match” with Mayweather, who dethroned Victor Ortiz last week.


“I don’t need [Mayweather] either,” Pacquiao said, referring to to the undefeated American’s remark that he does not need Pacquiao to push his boxing career.


“Sa na-accomplish ko sa career ko, satisfied na ako kahit ‘di na kami maglaban (I am satisfied with what I have accomplished in my career and it’s okay if we do not fight),” he said.

He said his three-week training in Baguio will all be on his preparation for his November fight with Marquez.

“Wala naman na akong dapat patunayan sa boxing kaya sa ngayon concentrate na lang ako sa susunod kong laban (I have nothing to prove in boxing so I just have to concentrate on my next fight),” he said.

Pacquiao said he won’t make movies while in training, contrary to reports that he will be paired with fellow General Santos City personality, Shamcey Supsup, the third runner in the Miss Universe 2011 pageant.

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