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MANNY PACQUIAO: "THIS FIGHT IS A MORE EXCITING FIGHT"

By Ben Thompson | November 02, 2011
MANNY PACQUIAO:

"I'm not saying I'm going to knock him out, but I do train hard for this fight and, you know, we made a lot of sacrifices for this training camp. If the knockout comes, it will be through hard work. I just have to make sure that I'm 100% conditioned...I believe that this fight is a more exciting fight, a lot of boxing in the ring, because of Marquez's style, and my style also is very similar, so there's going to be a lot of boxing in the ring.," stated pound-for-pound champion Manny Pacquiao, who spoke to the media about the upcoming November 12 clash with Juan Manuel Marquez during a conference call held earlier today. Check out what else he had to say.

On the fight...

He's saying he was robbed in the last two fights, so I can tell you this third fight will be the answer.

On Marquez's strength and conditioning coach...

I don't have a comment about that.

On the importance of knocking out Marquez...

I'm not saying I'm going to knock him out, but I do train hard for this fight and, you know, we made a lot of sacrifices for this training camp. If the knockout comes, it will be through hard work. I just have to make sure that I'm 100% conditioned.

Like what I said, if the knockout comes, it's a bonus for the hard work that I did, but I worked hard for this fight to make sure that I'm ready for the fight and that I'm 100% conditioned for the fight.

On Marquez's style and the difference in this fight from the last two...

I know well his style because from the last two fights...we study different moves for his counter punches...it's a different fight. I'm ready for this fight.

I never underestimate Marquez, so I train hard for this fight and I feel strong...it's a big difference compared to last three years. I trained a lot and I improved a lot.

I developed my right hand. My right, I developed it well. My power, it's a big difference. And also, he's moving up to 144 pounds, so it's going to be different.

On whether or not this fight will be more exciting than the first two...

I believe that this fight is a more exciting fight, a lot of boxing in the ring, because of Marquez's style, and my style also is very similar, so there's going to be a lot of boxing in the ring. You can see that our last two fights, we did a lot of boxing in the ring.



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