Pacquiao: Less Compassion For Marquez, It's Personal!

By Edward Chaykovsky

WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao is promising a more serious approach to his trilogy bout with Juan Manuel Marquez on November 12th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. After going to a controversial draw in 2004, and winning a controversial split decision in 2008, Pacquiao wants to erase any possible doubts.

His trainer, Freddie Roach, is advising him to leave compassion at the door. Roach wasn't happy with Pacquiao's "good guy" approach in his recent fights with Antonio Margarito and Shane Mosley. For the last few years, Marquez led a widespread campaign with claims of being robbed by the judges in their two previous fights. Pacquiao wants to shut Marquez's mouth for good.

"This time I have less compassion for my opponent. Yeah this is a kind of personal," Pacquiao said to the New York Daily News. "But you still have to do your job. I have to prove that I'm doing right in my job."

One of the main differences in their fight is not the higher weight limit of 144-pounds. The right hand, says Pacquiao, is the big difference. In their two prior meetings, Pacquiao was left-hand happy and rarely used the right.

"After the Marquez fight I fought with [David] Diaz," Pacquiao said. "After the Diaz fight we planned to fight in another weight division and moving up. We began to think about how to improve my style and improve my power. So we developed the right hand so we can use it against a big opponent."

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

[QUOTE=Tulisanto;11348210]who cares? the whole boxing community where you seem to not belong cares. pissdirnker will always be one of pac's sons. [B]you should be proud your boy is being mentioned[/B] in the same sentence as pac.[/QUOTE] Thanks so much, but…

Comment by Tulisanto on 10-29-2011

[QUOTE=LeadUppercut;11348191]Who cares ? Lineal is just the man-who-beat-the-man, that means absolutely nothing as the lineal champ is often not the best in the division. Every fighter that fought back in the day and beat a real champion is greater than…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 10-29-2011

[QUOTE=Tulisanto;11343048]is that why pac has fought 4 lineal titles and won them all? thats a histroy breaking reord , is'nt it?[/QUOTE] Who cares ? Lineal is just the man-who-beat-the-man, that means absolutely nothing as the lineal champ is often not…

Comment by Tulisanto on 10-28-2011

[QUOTE=LeadUppercut;11343039]I couldnt get back to this earlier, but hey..... Dont try to make out that you think I inferred that Pacquiao has never fought anyone higher than #3, arsehole. It was CLEARLY OBVIOUS that I was talking about welter, so…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 10-28-2011

I couldnt get back to this earlier, but hey..... [QUOTE=Double_L;11313069]You said Ortiz was ranked #3, higher than anyone Pac as fought. Period. Never said anything about Welter, [B]nice try trying to backtrack though.[/B][/QUOTE] Dont try to make out that you…

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