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 Last update:  9/14/2012       Read more by Osman Rodriguez         
   
Roach: I Told Pacquiao - Hurt Marquez and Finish Him!
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By Osman Rodriguez

Trainer Freddie Roach admits he is completely stumped when it comes to creating a fight strategy to defeat Juan Manuel Marquez on December 8th at the MGM Grand.

Roach has trained Manny Pacquiao (54-4-2, 38KOs) for all three of the previous fights against Marquez (54-6-1, 39KOs). Roach is confident that he knows how to overcome Marquez, but Pacquiao has not been able to execute the strategy in the ring.

"He's very difficult to deal with. A very difficult style to get ready for. I've had three chances to get Manny for this guy. I have a good game plan, so I thought, but like I've said the gym is the gym and the fight is the fight," Roach said.

"In the gym, Manny would not make a mistake and he would know how to fight this guy completely. He would move away from the right hand, but when Manny would get in the ring with him and the bell rings - Marquez does something that make Manny move into the right hand. He's had success with that lead right hand and those combinations behind them. I'm a little stuck. I've showed Manny in camp but it's not worked in the fight."

One thing Pacquiao is changing for this Marquez camp is his training schedule. Rather than start his camp in the Philippines, he will train for the entire duration in Los Angeles.

"We are not going to the Philippones to train for this fight. The whole camp will be in LA," Roach said.

Roach warned Pacquiao that he needs a very big knockout to win. This time Roach is a little paranoid about the judges feeling sorry for Marquez and scoring close rounds for the Mexican champion.

"I told Manny 'we need a big fight, we need a big knockout, we need the old Manny Pacquiao to come back. You need to hurt the guy and finish him,'" Roach said.

Tags: Manny Pacquiao , Juan Manuel Marquez , Freddie Roach , Pacquiao Marquez 4 , Pacquiao vs Marquez 4


 

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comment by Pacquiao'd, on 09-15-2012
[QUOTE=Cleto_Reyes]i wonder if it has to do with meeting him in person?[/QUOTE] that has nothing to do with it although it was a dope experience. Ive always rocked with Marquez until the last fight b.c I thought age had caught up to him but we were all wrong. Not going to doubt him again

comment by kiaba360, on 09-15-2012
Marquez wasn't old enough the 3rd time, so now Pac has to try again. What a fucking joke. They are clearly hoping that JMM gets old overnight, cuz that's the only chance Pac has of stopping Marquez.

comment by PacmanP4PLegend, on 09-14-2012
[QUOTE=Alpha & Omega]Manny isn't stopping anything, please lol. Manny has knocked JMM down 4 times in the first 2 fights when Manny was at his absolute monster prime and he still could not keep JMM down. The last fight in Nov '11 he couldn't even drop or faze JMM. No way in hell Manny stops JMM. ...

comment by Alpha & Omega, on 09-14-2012
Manny isn't stopping anything, please lol. Manny has knocked JMM down 4 times in the first 2 fights when Manny was at his absolute monster prime and he still could not keep JMM down. The last fight in Nov '11 he couldn't even drop or faze JMM. No way in hell Manny stops JMM. JMM either stops Mann...

comment by newcastleking, on 09-14-2012
smaller older guys that make him look bad. Jmm outclasses him again

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