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Roach: Manny Pacquiao Agreed To September Return

By Miguel Rivera & Rene Umanzor

According to trainer Freddie Roach, he advised eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao to return in September, and says the Filipino star agreed with him. Pacquiao suffered a devastating one-punch knockout at the hands of Juan Manuel Marquez in the sixth round of their fourth match at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Pacquiao was penciled in to return on April 20th against Brandon Rios. Because of the way he was knocked out, an April return has been ruled out and Roach was very vocal about having Pacquiao stay away from the ring until at least September.

"[April] is too soon after [a knockout like that]. We spoke about [his next fight]. I told him that I think he should come back around September and he agreed with me," Roach was quoted by 710 radio.

Top Rank wants to stage a fifth fight between Pacquiao and Marquez. The month of September, possibly at Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Texas, has been mentioned by Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by sapo1 on 12-27-2012

[QUOTE=xRushx;12849905]Your stupidity makes all us Mexicans look bad. Do you have mental problems? :twak:[/QUOTE] dont think i dont know your are just a flip pretending to be maxican just to get your point accross!!! you flips protest and boycott, just…

Comment by ikawpipa on 12-24-2012

Manny should fight a tune-up fight with Floyd before he fights JMM again.

Comment by PacmanP4PLegend on 12-24-2012

[QUOTE=The904star;12849830]Pacquiao was doing good at that point in the fight but I do t know how u can say he was whuppin Marquez when he got put down in the 3rd. He didn't take knee, he got put flat on…

Comment by xRushx on 12-23-2012

[QUOTE=sapo1;12848501]pacman discredited himself?? Erik morales lost a trilogy then lost a tune up fight to a nobody "Zahir raheem" then lost to manny pac!! oscar de la hoya part time fighter weight drained has not faught at 47 in over…

Comment by War Dinamita on 12-23-2012

JMM vs. Pac 5 in September.

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