Roach: 100%, Pacquiao Has to Beat Marquez With a KO

By Rick Reeno

Trainer Freddie Roach has yet to watch last Saturday's junior welterweight bout between Juan Manuel Marquez and Likar Ramos - but he's heard a lot about it - and none of feedback has been positive. Marquez stopped Ramos in the first round with a single punch, which didn't appear to land that flush. Questions have been raised as to whether or not Ramos took a dive and simply arrived that night to collect an easy paycheck. Ramos had a delayed reaction to the punch and once he hit the floor he was laid out, eyes closed and motionless, for several minutes.

On November 12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Marquez will challenge Roach's star fighter, Manny Pacquiao, for a third time.

"I didn't get a chance to watch it. I was wondering why they would take a risk with a tuneup fight, when they have Manny [scheduled], but I guess they didn't [take a risk]," Roach told as he laughed. "I heard some people say that even in the short time of that fight, [Marquez] didn't look that great. But, he will get ready for Manny and he will fight us and he won't go into a shell - like some other people have done in the past"

Because of the controversy surrounding their first two fights, which saw a draw in 2004 and split decision win for Pacquiao in the 2008 rematch, Roach believes his fighter needs to do everything possible to secure the victory with a knockout.

"100% [he needs a knockout victory]. I'm going to plead with him..'do your job and knock him out and don't let him off the hook,'" Roach said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by iNDOLiFER on 07-20-2011

[QUOTE=ralph22;10867458]roid user hasnt ko ayone in 2 years LOL[/QUOTE] Right so how could he be on roids? Lol.. Think next time that was to easy lol..

Comment by Springfield1911 on 07-20-2011

[QUOTE=tennis-legend;10867814] [B] never underestimate hispanic pride and heart[/B][/QUOTE] Never underestimate hispanic excuse making and crybaby whining. After Manny knocks pissmouth's head into the 5th row, we'll be seeing plenty of both. :boxing:

Comment by hebi on 07-20-2011

I think this fight will put the Mayweather domination of Marquez into perspective. A struggle by Pac at this weight and this stage should elevate Mayweather's win. On the other hand, if Pac does manage to destroy him, or at…

Comment by I_like_wendys on 07-20-2011

Gotta knock out a man who has never been knocked out, ever. A guy who's fought top guys who were either heavy handed, had HIGH punch outputs, or both. Knocking out Juan Manuel Marquez isn't just something you matter of…

Comment by boxingfan76 on 07-20-2011

this fight is a disgusting cherry pick ,more of the same tired out boring as hell arum /pac/roach garbage. it means nothing now as its 3wt classs and waay too late even 3 yrs agp jmm was 36 now hell…

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