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Roach on Pacquiao's Loss, Retirement, Ring Return

By Luis Sandoval

Manny Pacquiao suffered one of the toughest losses of his career as he was knocked out cold by long time rival Juan Manuel Marquez in their fourth fight over a week ago. While Pacquiao lost, what is almost forgotten is that he was actually winning the fight and having one of the better performances we’ve seen from him in quite some time.

BoxingScene caught up with trainer Freddie Roach and he agreed that while Pacquiao did get caught, he still fought a good fight.

“He was fighting the best fight he’s fought in a long time. The thing is he got a little anxious and walked into one. It happens in boxing. Like Manny told me ‘If you don’t think you can lose in this sport, you picked the wrong sport’. And he understands that and he knows it. And we’d like to do it again sometime down the line but right now I want him to take a nice rest and recover completely from that punch. That was a devastating punch and he knows it was his fault. He jumped in from too far away and made a mistake but he was fighting a great fight and I would love to do it again,” BoxingScene was told by Roach as he made no excuses.

Roach had told me before that if he ever saw a decline in Pacquiao he would be the first to bring it up to Manny and would ask him to hang his gloves up. Freddie assures that’s still the case but he didn’t see any decline in Manny leading up to this fight and will find out where Pacquiao is once they begin training again.

“I didn’t see anything wrong. He just got caught. The thing is I won’t really see something until we get back in the gym. If I see something there, if I see a decline there [then] I’ll call it a day and he will also. Thing is I just want him to take a nice rest right now. I don’t think we’ll fight again until like September sometime” Roach would tell BoxingScene.

While it’s been a tough year for Freddie, he did end the year on a good note as his newest fighter, hot prospect Frankie Gomez, scored a great knockout in the first round of his fight on the undercard of Amir Khan-Carlos Molina.

You can follow Luis Sandoval on Twitter @truewest007. You can also tune in to BoxingScene’s official audio show The Boxing Lab every Tuesday from 6-8PM PST with hosts Ernest Gabion, Luis Sandoval, and Ryan Burton.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by El Malo. on 12-21-2012

Othe[QUOTE=S IP U IR S xII;12841202]Right....Juans plan was to get a knockdown, then get knocked down, then get busted up, bleed profusely, lose all of a round, then with one second left, assume a lunge and get the KO with…

Comment by El Malo. on 12-21-2012

[QUOTE=IMDAZED;12837216]Manny wasn't fighting a great fight. He was more aggressive and looked better offensively. Defensively he was pretty effin terrible. When you get put on your ass twice (once on your back, once on your face) within six rounds, and…

Comment by Ringlife on 12-21-2012

Manny looked great no need to retire. He had Marquez all bloody he was controlling the 4th and 5th round. Manny thought he had Marquez in check but Marquez had Manny in check and he checkmated Pac.

Comment by fozze on 12-21-2012

Marquez is like an adjustable spanner,pretty much able to crack any nut!!!!:boxing:

Comment by GRUSTLER on 12-21-2012

[QUOTE=S IP U IR S xII;12841202]Right....Juans plan was to get a knockdown, then get knocked down, then get busted up, bleed profusely, lose all of a round, then with one second left, assume a lunge and get the KO with…

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