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 Last update:  10/20/2011       Read more by Chris Robinson         
   
Ariza Talks Chavez, Pacquiao, Khan, Mayweather, More
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By Chris Robinson

During a recent conversation with Alex Ariza, the strength and conditioning coach vented his frustrations at the way last weekend’s Antonio DeMarco-Jorge Linares bout was handled. Ariza began working with the former champion Linares for this particular shot, for the vacant WBC lightweight title, and despite his charge dominating the early action, a bloody Linares would be halted in the eleventh round by a surging DeMarco in a finish that he believes occurred too soon.

But there is little time to sulk for Ariza, who has a very busy schedule coming up with his work with WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., WBA junior welterweight champion Amir Khan, and WBC welterweight king Manny Pacquiao. Turning his attention to Pacquiao, who defends his belt on November 12th in Las Vegas against Juan Manuel Marquez in an anticipated trilogy bout, Ariza insists the Filipino star is primed for the moment.

“He has tremendous focus right now,” Ariza said of the 32-year old Pacquiao, who has been putting in work at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Los Angeles. “It’s almost redundant, me saying it, but this fight has a whole different feel to it. Clearly this is a personal thing for him and for me as well. I didn’t get to work with Manny for the two fights that he had with Marquez but of course I want him to go out there and show how he’s come from those days to now because of the work that we’ve done.”

One week after Pacquiao-Marquez III, Ariza will find himself in Houston, Texas, as Chavez makes the first defense of his title against Providence, Rhode Island's Peter Manfredo at the Reliant Arena. Chavez is coming off a very narrow points win over Sebastian Zbik on June 4th, an excellent bout that the Sinaloa fighter had to really bite down in order to pull out, and Ariza seems confident in the style matchup that lies ahead for his charge.

“Julio’s type of fight is a war,” said Ariza. “That’s Julio’s thing is pressure and eventually breaking you down. He has a new confidence in his conditioning now. And that’s his thing, to keep coming forward and break you down. It kind of takes your will away from you. Manfredo will probably be the opposite and try to box and be more tactical. We’re not taking this fight lightly. Julio’s been training thirty days, he’s already here and he’s in great shape.”

Last but not least, Khan’s December 10th meeting with proven challenger Lamont Peterson is extremely significant in that it may mark the British star's last fight at 140 pounds before moving up to the welterweight class. Given Peterson’s grit and sound skillset, this is actually an interesting fight on paper and Ariza is well aware of how serious the challenge could be.

“I’ll tell you the same thing I always say, I never judge a fighter by his last performance or opponent,” Ariza said of Peterson, who is coming off of a 12th round knockout over Victor Cayo this past July. “When these guys come to fight one of our fighters, they come in tip-top shape and probably it’s a fighter you’ve never seen before and never expected. We saw that when Julio fought John Duddy, we saw that when Julio fought Zbik, we saw that when Amir fought Maidana, and we saw it when Linares fought DeMarco. So I’m expected nothing different from Lamont Peterson.”

Khan is one of the more appealing names in the sport, with his eight-fight unbeaten streak following his lone loss to Breidis Prescott being a pretty revealing and entertaining ride thus far. The 24-year old has made it no secret that he is after a high-profile fight with Floyd Mayweather sometime in 2012 and Ariza feels it simply is the fight to make.

“I hope so. I think Amir is one of those type of fighters that can give Floyd a lot of problems. Sometimes guys with speed have problems with other guys with speed. So, this will be our last fight, hopefully, at 140 pounds, and we’ll be making that move to 147. So sometime in the middle of the year, that’s a fight that can happen. I just don’t see anything else out there that is going to generate a lot of interest.”

[Reader's note: For a closer look inside of the Wild Card Boxing Club, including images of Pacquiao, Ariza, Khan, Chavez Jr., and other boxing stars, please visit Inside the Wild Card Gallery ]

Tags: Amir Khan , Manny Pacquiao , Floyd Mayweather Jr. , Julio Cesar Chavez Jr , Peter Manfredo Jr. , Alex Ariza , Khan vs Peterson , Khan-Peterson , Lamont Peterson , Chavez-Manfredo , Chavez vs Manfredo


 

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comment by theinfamous, on 10-20-2011
I'll say this...The fighters that Ariza has conditioned recently have definitely proven superior punch resistance. Zbik painted Julio's face all night long. Maidana clobbered Khan while Khan managed to smirk in the process. Pacquiao ate a good deal of punches from Margarito and neck snapping p...

comment by sebastianb7312, on 10-20-2011
Julio has news confidence in his conditioning? Really dude? Really? Since when? Cuz from what me and the rest of the boxing world saw from his last weigh in against Zbik he looked pale and sick and OH by the way next time you train him, make sure you bring out his baby abs, cuz El Gordo has none....

comment by mrjoeblive, on 10-20-2011
[QUOTE=spoonwars]Hey, at least Ariza ain't a master of xylocaine injections. :rofl:[/QUOTE] well lidocain is not illegal and i dont know any fighter that uses those type of injections. but those mystery shakes(injections) that SOME fighters use, you know the ones that make a man scared to take...

comment by WESS, on 10-20-2011
[QUOTE=Fishkie]Calzaghe made him look like a piss head after last orders.. It was embarressing! 'Not that Great' biggest understatment of the year...[/QUOTE] You mad because Manfredo was laughing during the fight and then called Joey's punches "pity pats"?

comment by spoonwars, on 10-20-2011
[QUOTE=JibbaJabber]Alex "The Juiceman" Ariza.... Master Of The "Special Blends" Authority Of "Manny Power Shakes" this guy is a liar and a joke..[/QUOTE] Hey, at least Ariza ain't a master of xylocaine injections. :rofl:

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