By Ryan Burton
MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada- Renown trainer Freddie Roach admits that the latest edition of the Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez trilogy was another close fight that could have gone either way. He believes that the work done by his fighter in the last two rounds is what pulled the fight for the Filipino icon. Pacquiao won a close twelve round majoirty decision, with scores of 114-114, 116-112 and 115-113.
"It was a very close fight. We were able to squeeze it out. I thought the fight was very close but Manny pulled out those last two rounds. Marquez stayed in counter-punching mode and when the rounds are close I will go with the aggressor."
Roach went on to say that Marquez deserves another crack at the congressman. The Southern California based trainer had recently predicted that the fight wouldn't go past the sixth round. At the post-fight press conference he admitted that all of the fights between the two will probably be very close.
"I think Marquez deserves a rematch. The fight was close. I think all of their fights will be close. Marquez fought very well."
Meanwhile, Pacquiao revealed that his legs started cramping up in the fourth round and affected him during the fight.
"That was when it started [in the fourth]. I felt so bad that my balance was gone. Every time I threw a punch, I could feel it," Pacquaio said.
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Tags: Manny Pacquiao , Juan Manuel Marquez , Freddie Roach , Pacquiao Marquez Trilogy , Pacquiao vs Marquez Trilogy