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Holyfield Tells Pacquiao Not To Underestimate Marquez

by Ronnie Nathanielsz

FIVE-TIME world heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield has advised pound-for-pound king and “Fighter of the Decade” Manny Pacquiao not to underestimate lightweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez, whom he faces in the third fight of an epic trilogy at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday.

The 49-year-old Holyfield flew in from his home in Atlanta, Georgia to visit Pacquiao at his Plazzo apartment in Los Angeles.

Pacquiao’s adviser Michael Koncz told BoxingScene.com/Manila Standard that Holyfield advised the Filipino champion not to underestimate Marquez and to train hard for the fight.

Pacquiao himself had earlier indicated he would not underestimate Marquez, but that he believes the fighter, who engaged him in two close, action-packed bouts in the past, was now slower after moving up in weight and this would work to his advantage.

The visit was arranged by a Hollywood producer, who is doing a documentary on Pacquiao.

ABS-CBN’s Dyan Castillejo, who was at the Palazzo, told Manila Standard that Holyfield and Pacquiao chatted for some time.

“Holyfield appeared very fit and was very pleasant to talk to,” said Castillejo, who added that Holyfield showed her his ear that was chewed off by Mike Tyson in a heavyweight battle several years ago.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by The Devil on 11-09-2011

Holyfield must not think the 24 close rounds they already fought are enough for Manny to take pee-breath seriously. Evander is a dingleberry

Comment by Team Vitaminas on 11-09-2011

[QUOTE=illwill112;11391621]No Irrational because you make no sense and also seem to have a lot of hate in your blood.[/QUOTE] Funny I don't make sense but It was pacquiao who said it not me.either your to dumb to understand or smart…

Comment by AFighter4U on 11-09-2011

[QUOTE=edgarg;11392337]So "Holyfield showed her his ear which was chewed off by Tyson" etc.... Does he carry it around with him in his pocket, or in a little bag??[/QUOTE] Most likely he had it surgically repaired and had scars left from…

Comment by FistO on 11-09-2011

[QUOTE=flint;11391161]older,slower,and weight gained are the reasons why pacquiao is fighting him.if marquez were the opposite of those scenarios then this fight would'nt be happening. i hope marquez knocks the midget out.[/QUOTE] Yeah, keep on dreaming. So Pacquiao didn't aged? How…

Comment by edgarg on 11-09-2011

So "Holyfield showed her his ear which was chewed off by Tyson" etc.... Does he carry it around with him in his pocket, or in a little bag??

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