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 Last update:  11/14/2011       Read more by Ronnie Nathanielsz         
   
Sulaiman: Pacquiao, 8 Rounds Without Passion, No Heart
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by Ronnie Nathanielsz

World Boxing Council president Don Jose Sulaiman, one of the foremost admirers of pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao says he was “very disappointed” with Pacquiao’s performance and that Marquez “didn’t lose the fight.”

Sulaiman’s comments were made in an overseas telephone conversation with BoxingScene.com/Manila Standard in the midst of a swirling controversy over the majority decision awarded by the judges in a fight that even a majority of Filipinos who were polled by the giant broadcast network ABS-CBN said Marquez won.

Sulaiman said Pacquiao “went eight rounds walking forward but clearly cautiously, throwing one punch here, one punch there. He spent eight rounds without any passion, no heart.”

The WBC president said “I believed in Pacquiao. I believed he is one of the very best today, he is much better than he was seven years ago at a weight that he’s very strong. I said that before the fight so I was practically embarrassed” with the result.

Sulaiman said he is “starting to believe that Manny is close to retirement. He didn’t fight like a world champion. He was indifferent, no speed, very cautious. With his involvement in politics and all that he is doing its probably in his mind its just about time to stop.”

Las Vegas based trainer Tony Martin, who trains fighters like Mark Jason Melligen, at the Mayweather gym in Las Vegas said “I honestly I think it should have been a split decision in favor of Marquez or even a draw.”

Tags: Manny Pacquiao , Juan Manuel Marquez , Jose Sulaiman , Pacquiao Marquez Trilogy , Pacquiao vs Marquez Trilogy


 

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comment by LeadUppercut, on 11-15-2011
[quote=chardrnm]i dont want to see another fight with marquez. Please see video [url]http://youtu.be/htumyumzm28[/url] dont tell me because pacquiao is left handed and marquez is right handed that's why he is accidentally stepping on pacquiao's lead foot. 6 times in this video he stepped on pacqu...

comment by mshap, on 11-15-2011
totally agree with Sulaimon (for once) -- if you define 'heart' and doing everything you can to win a fight, taking risks in order to do damage and showing the will to change a failing strategy in mid fight, then Manny showed NO HEART, period....

comment by Phenom, on 11-15-2011
[QUOTE=puga]STFU you penguin lookalike....youre the last motherfukker to have a say on who really won the fight given all the bs that happens with wbc..[/QUOTE] like giving Manny a vacant belt at a 150 catchweight against unranked opponent?

comment by chardrnm, on 11-15-2011
I dont want to see another fight with Marquez. Please see video [url]http://youtu.be/HtUmyumZm28[/url] Dont tell me because Pacquiao is left handed and Marquez is right handed that's why he is accidentally stepping on Pacquiao's lead foot. 6 times in this video he stepped on Pacquiao's lead foot ...

comment by LeadUppercut, on 11-14-2011
[QUOTE=Phil Ivey]lol if Pac gets that frustrated against an opponent who doesn't fight toe to toe - does that ring a bell?[/QUOTE] Like I said earlier, requiring an opponent who will stand in front you..... is totally inept.

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