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Manny Pacquiao Says His Killer Instinct is Still There

By Luis Sandoval

They say all things that go up must come down and for Manny Pacquiao who once dominated the sport of boxing, that seems to be the case for him at the moment. Seeing great fighters fall from the top is nothing new but Pacquiao feels he can still bounce back from his devastating knockout lost to Juan Manuel Marquez last December.

“This is not the first time it’s happened in my boxing career. When I lost [before] it was the same thing. It was like that” said Pacquiao.

Pacquiao suffered two knock out losses much earlier in his career and he points to those as examples of being able to come back to top form despite the setbacks. He chalks up his latest knockout loss to “it happens in boxing” and feels he still possesses the same traits that made him a great fighter.

“I have confidence in my ability. If we look back at my last fight, my condition, my aggressiveness and my killer instinct is there. My killer instinct and aggressiveness is back and it’s just what happened in the 6th round” said Manny during his last press conference in Los Angeles.

Manny feels there will be no lingering effects from the knockout as some fighters have shown in the past who are returning from similar losses. Some question if Pacquiao should’ve taken an easier foe as Rios is a tough fight and one that will cause Pacquiao to go right back into the fire.

For Pacquiao however, that’s exactly what he thinks he needs. He’s not just trying to show he’s the same fighter of old; he’s also trying to regain the people’s trust in him.

“I can easily choose an easy opponent. Choose a tune up fight but I chose to fight Brandon Rios. I chose to fight a good fighter and aggressive fighter. That’s how I can get it back. That’s how I can get back the trust and confidence of the fans”.

This isn’t just a must win fight for Pacquiao but also one for his opponent as Rios is also coming off a loss to Mike Alvarado earlier this year. With both men’s back against the wall, the stakes are high and it’s hard to imagine this fight not being action packed.
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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by betolatinlu on 08-12-2013

Why do these fools keep saying that Marquez was on steroids ? He was tested after the fight and if he had been on steroids it would have been discovered. Just because a fighter buffs up doesn't mean he was…

Comment by Marvellous1 on 08-12-2013

Just watched Rios/Alvarado II again. Rios definitely is the tune up fight. A guy that moves forward in straight lines and blocks punches with his face? Don't see what he does other than make Pacquiao looks like a beast and…

Comment by Weebler I on 08-12-2013

[QUOTE=Pacquiao'd;13638493]I see the fight going either way but out if spite ill put points on rios, what's up?[/QUOTE] 15 billion (?) on Pacquiao, you down? [QUOTE=littlemac;13639070]I'll take that bet Keebler put not for points but for a sig for a…

Comment by LAPete on 08-12-2013

[QUOTE=FloydvsPac;13639540]It's really sad that haters enjoy bringing up Pacquiao's KO loss and his PED suspicion, but are dead silent about Marquez or any other fighter obviously being on PEDs. Just proves that they have NO INTELLECT and would rather focus…

Comment by SD180sx on 08-12-2013

I would like to see the that Pac killer instinct. But if it goes 12rds I would say Pac has lost that killer instinct.:boxing:

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