Ariza: Pacquiao Should Finish Marquez in Five Rounds

By Ronnie Nathanielsz

Mexican legend and three-time world champion Juan Manuel Marquez is ready for his clash with former WBA world champion Likar Ramos of Colombia in Cancun, Mexico on Saturday.

Marquez who is using the Ramos fight as a tune-up for his much-awaited trilogy with pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao wound up his training camp at the Romanza Gym and said “I’m ready for this fight.”

Marquez who engaged Pacquiao in two close and controversial title fights, salvaging a draw in the first and dropping a split decision in the rematch indicated his focus is really on the Pacquiao fight when he told boxing writer Gabriel Cordero that he had a good workout which filled him with “joy and confidence to find the best condition for the fight against Pacquiao.”

Marquez who was accompanied by Hall of Fame trainer Ignacio “Nacho” Beristain said he would beat Ramos and then start training for the Pacquiao fight after a short break.

The WBC lightweight champion reiterated “I have dreamed of this fight (vs Pacquiao) for many years.”

Pacquiao’s strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza told Inquirer that Marquez could dream but “the fight will not last more than five rounds” and Pacquiao will stop the Mexican and effectively shut his mouth since he’s been claiming that he won both fights against Pacquiao but the judges didn’t give it to him.

The Marquez-Ramos showdown and the WBO flyweight title fight between former two-time world light flyweight champion Brian Viloria and “Pingo” Miranda will be telecast back-to-back by TV5 and Aksyon TV from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. with both fights telecast on AKTV from 6:30 p.m. onwards.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by SERVILEV on 07-14-2011

[QUOTE=Team Vitaminas;10837533]what!! forget your bull science crap,yes I agree that as you go up in weight you will hit alot harder but to a you tell me ,how is it that Hatton fighting at 140-147 lbs. is use to…

Comment by BuckToothed on 07-14-2011

[QUOTE=Carlos Alberto;10833477]Can you proove that Emmanuel Pacquiao, resident of the [b]Phillipines, a country that is known to be on the cutting edge of PEDs[/b], isn't on PEDs? Can you prove that? I, personally, can't proove that he's on them, but…

Comment by SERVILEV on 07-14-2011

[QUOTE=DominiBox;10835879]Good point !! IMO, you can improve the speed as you gain weight, but you will be limited at some point. Yes, Manny Pacquiao is fighting now @147 BUT he keeps weighing 143-144 at the weigh in and without exceeding…

Comment by SERVILEV on 07-14-2011

[QUOTE=Alpha & Omega;10835475]Sure thing Ariza...just like Clottey would be stopped, just like Marg would be stopped, just like Shane would be stopped? Manny is not stopping anyone at welterweight, in fact Cotto could have finished the fight and the ref…

Comment by SERVILEV on 07-14-2011

[QUOTE=Team Vitaminas;10835082]Wtf did you say? Lmao you can work on speed and have it at any weight, whAt you can't do is have more power at a higher weight. That has never happens in the life of the sport! Mayweather…

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