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Pacquiao: I Have No Excuses, I'll Be Back To Fight

LAS VEGAS, NEV. – Following his knockout loss to Juan Manuel Márquez, Fighter of the Decade MANNY ”Pacman” PACQUIAO made a precautionary visit to University Medical Center.

“Manny was given a CT scan and the results were negative,” said Michael Koncz, Pacquiao’s advisor.  “We were in and out in just over an hour and Manny was in excellent spirits.”

Pacquiao returned to his penthouse suite in THEhotel for a family dinner followed by a viewing of his fourth fight against Marquez.  As the DVD played, Pacquiao announced “Spoiler alert.  I don’t think you are going to like how this ends!”

Pacquiao then issued the following statement to his fans:           

“First and foremost I would like to thank God for keeping Juan Manuel Márquez and me safe during our fight on Saturday night,” said Pacquiao.  “I want to congratulate Juan Manuel.  I have no excuses. It was a good fight and he deserved the victory.  I think boxing fans who watched us were winners too.

“To all my fans, I would like to thank you for your prayers and assure you that I am fine.  I am looking forward to a nice rest and then I will be back to fight.

“On behalf of Jinkee and our family we would like to wish everyone a joyous Christmas and a happy and healthy new year.”

In a consensus Fight of the Year, Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38 KOs), of the Philippines, ahead on all three scorecards 47-46, was knocked out by Márquez (55-6-1, 40 KOs), of México, via a spectacular right hand, with one second remaining in round No. 6.  It took place at the soldout MGM Grand Garden Arena, in front of 16,348 fans.  Their four-fight rivalry now stands at 2-1-1 in favor of Pacquiao.

Pacquiao-Márquez 4 was promoted by Top Rank®, in association with MP Promotions, Zanfer Promotions, Márquez Boxing, Tecate, Wonderful Pistachios, Cinemax ‘Banshee,’ Smart Communications, Universal Pictures ‘Django Unchained’ and MGM Grand Hotel & Casino.

The Pacquiao vs. Márquez 4 telecast was produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® and available to more than 92 million pay-per-view homes. HBO Pay-Per-View, a division of Home Box Office, Inc., is the leading supplier of event programming to the pay-per-view industry. Follow HBO Boxing news at www.hbo.com and at www.facebook.com/hboboxing . Use the hashtag #PacMarquez to join the conversation on Twitter. For Pacquiao vs. Márquez updates, log on to www.toprank.com or www.hbo.com .

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by viperz007 on 12-10-2012

[QUOTE=IIG;12791037]Pacquiao will be back, but he'll never be the same. The invincibility factor is gone. In boxing, fighters sometimes need to know something is possible before they can pull it off themselves. Pacquiao can be knocked out, even by a…

Comment by nysoxfan84 on 12-10-2012

If only his fans were as gracious...

Comment by stretchedout on 12-10-2012

[QUOTE=jcamarena79;12794487]This is the beauty about boxing....one punch can change the whole scene, [B]you dont need to wait[/B] to see if they had stamina or make adjustments...C'mon now !![/QUOTE] Yes you do, if you intend to tell me that somebody was…

Comment by Gratide on 12-10-2012

Pac is a class act , one of my all time favs ! If you never fight again thanks for all the great memories and f*ck Mayweather !

Comment by David1976 on 12-10-2012

Pacquiao has never looked the same since Margarito. Fact. Funny enough the same could be said of Mosley...

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