Advertisement
Advertisement

Pacquiao, Roach Differ on The Exact Plan For Return

By Luke Furman

Former champion Manny Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38KOs) is ready to return to the ring in either April or May, but his trainer Freddie Roach is recommending a longer period of rest.
Last Saturday in Las Vegas, Pacquiao was brutally knocked out in the sixth round of his fourth fight with Juan Manuel Marquez.

Pacquiao doesn't care about the return opponent; he just wants to get back in the ring. He doesn't have a problem with returning in April or May. Top Rank had previously reserved a date of April 20th for Pacquiao, with Brandon Rios as the tentative opponent.
“I am a boxer. Whoever my promoter gives me to fight, I will be ready. I’m going to train and prepare harder. I want my fans to see the old and aggressive Manny Pacquiao. But now, my fighting style will depend on my opponent," Pacquiao said.

Roach is not on board with an early 2013 return. He wants Pacquiao to rest until the fall of 2013. Before Pacquiao returned to the Philippines, they briefly spoke about a 2013 return.

“April or May is way too soon. I sat down and swallowed what happened the other night. Then I got to talk to Manny and we had a great conversation on what’s going to happen next and how he feels. We haven’t completely decided but we have a good idea. You get hit with a shot like that and maybe you had a concussion. I wouldn’t be thinking of a fight until maybe September. That’s my idea of the soonest," Roach told The Philippine Star.

Luke Furman covers boxing for bokser.org

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Bretty Poy32 on 12-20-2012

june should be fine and then fight in december again.

Comment by Live2box on 12-20-2012

I said this before. The punch that dropped him in the 3rd was more worrying, compare to the one that put him into deep sleep in the 6th. Anyone can be put to sleep if they walk into an on…

Comment by Japanese Boxing on 12-13-2012

[QUOTE=~BoZz~;12807673]wtf..5 or 6 months is a long time to stay away from the ring..3 or 4 months are even enough..what is he gonna do till september??? He will rust like a mofaka...[/QUOTE] Give his head time to recover from being…

Comment by kidrock09 on 12-13-2012

[QUOTE=LeftHookGarcia;12811548]Pacquiao is a damn warrior, but we already knew this about Manny.[/QUOTE] Boxing is about winning and losing. But health 1st, truth to nerve by genius Floyd... But if only Floyds wants to give audience moneys worth, with excitement and…

Comment by kidrock09 on 12-13-2012

[QUOTE=Nekronicle;12809548]Pacman don't need no time off, he was doing fine in that fight...Pac/Marquez 5 i see Pac KO'ing JMM this time around ..not in such a spectacular way but if he is smart for once , TKO will come in…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (85)
Top Headlines Mayweather Backs Golden Boy's Decision on Canelo-Golovkin Freddie Roach Feels Albert Pagara Could Be Future World Champ "Fighting Words" - Keith Thurman: Once Upon A "One Time" Golovkin vs. Eubank Deal Hangs in The Balance Over Sky Money Deontay Wilder To Anthony Joshua: Why Wait? Let's Fight Now! Photos: Mayweather Hits BET Awards, Laila Ali Honors Father Video: Peter Quillin Discusses The Future of His Career Thurman: Porter Was Good With Pressure But Wasn't Effective Video: Chris Eubank Jr. Eager To Get Hands on Gennady Golovkin Video: Demetrius Andrade Rips Canelo, Talks Lara and Charlos NYSAC Doctor Explains Controversial Benavidez-Ntetu Stoppage Video: Sergio Martinez Gives Take on Canelo-Golovkin Situation Orlando Salido Still Confident He Did Enough To Unseat Vargas UKAD Refuses To Comment on Tyson Fury Doping Allegations Video: Daniel Jacobs on Thurman-Porter, Mora Rematch, More Thurman: One Win Won't Make Me Fill Mayweather's Shoes Video: Malignaggi Gives His Take on Canelo-Golovkin Situation DiBella: Thurman-Porter Edged Vargas-Salido for Fight of the Year Video: Anthony Joshua Details Breazeale KO, Future Targets Video: George Groves on Murray Win, World Title Shot Next Video: Eddie Hearn on Golovkin vs. Eubank, Joshua vs. Parker Eubank Jr: I Can't Wait To Take Golovkin's Scalp in England! Video: Jessie Vargas Reacts To Keith Thurman vs. Shawn Porter Thurman-Porter Most Watched Bout of 2016 To Date Anthony Johsua: Wilder, Fury, Haye - I'd Fight Any of Them! Video: Dominic Breazeale Reflects on KO Loss To Anthony Joshua Photos: Anthony Joshua Beats Up Breazeale, Knocks Him Out Team Fury Vehemently Denies Doping Allegations Anthony Joshua Eyes November Defense, With Joseph Parker Photos: Thurman vs. Porter Barclays War - MONSTER Gallery Keith Thurman Reiterates Desire To Fight Danny Garcia Video: Keith Thurman Talks Porter Win, Mayweather, The Future Photos: George Groves Shows Class in Win Over Martin Murray Photos: Eubank Sends Message To Golovkin by Crushing Doran Hearn: Canelo Lost Face, Eubank Ready To Face Golovkin! David Haye: Joshua is Not Anywhere Near Enough To Beat Me! Arum: Pacquiao's Options Are Broner, Danny Garcia, Crawford Joshua on Wilder: I'm On My Way To America, SHO Backing Me Porter: I Beat Thurman, We Need That Rematch - Fans Want It! Mike Alvarado Struggles in Win: Matt Korobov Decisions Vera
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement