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Roach: Marquez Worries Me, Training Pacquiao For The KO

Pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao has vowed to go toe-to-toe with Juan Manuel Marquez when they meet for a third time in Las Vegas on November 12. The previous two bouts between the pair have been engaging battles, with little between the two men. Marquez has always maintained that he won both, despite having to settle for a draw in their first clash and losing a wafer-thin split decision in the second.

Pacquiao's legendary trainer Freddie Roach fears for his star pupil, believing that Marquez may be the one fighter who knows how to beat the eight-division world champion.

"The last two times they fought, Manny got complacent after knocking Marquez down," said Roach. "Instead of fighting his own fight he followed Marquez and began fighting his fight - big mistake. I think Manny won both fights though Manny made them closer than they should have been.

"I'm worried that Marquez could have Manny's number. He is the only fighter who seems to have figured out Manny's style. That is why I am training Manny for the knockout - to clear the air on who is better. Manny is going to shut up Marquez once and for all - I'm sick of his whining.

"Marquez will be surprised when he faces this version of Manny. He no longer fights in one direction or with one hand. Manny has become a complete fighter. He moves laterally in both directions and he throws potent punches with both hands. Manny has so many more weapons than the last time they fought ... I think he knocks out Marquez in the sixth round."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LeadUppercut on 11-01-2011

[QUOTE=BALLISTIC;11358901]roach is just hyping all JMM people and mexicans to order the fight..thats all..i doubt roach worries at all..if anything cotto was the one guy who would take pac the distance but didnt[/QUOTE] Pacquiao would never have fought prime Cotto,…

Comment by BALLISTIC on 11-01-2011

roach is just hyping all JMM people and mexicans to order the fight..thats all..i doubt roach worries at all..if anything cotto was the one guy who would take pac the distance but didnt

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Comment by LeadUppercut on 11-01-2011

[QUOTE=WESS;11357755]The logical solution that has worked so perfectly for the last 2 years? This proposal ends the he said she said about testing. The major issue with this fight. How hard is that for you to grasp? Have you realized…

Comment by WESS on 11-01-2011

[QUOTE=junior gong;11357230]We are on page 18 and he still doesnt see that simpler and far more logical solution.[/QUOTE] The logical solution that has worked so perfectly for the last 2 years? This proposal ends the he said she said about…

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