MANILA, Philippines – Everything’s seems to be in place for another Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez fight. But the Filipino’s coach, Freddie Roach, seemed unpleased.
In a RingTV report, the boxing trainer shared his thoughts on Pacquiao’s December 8 bout.
"I don’t like that fight,"’ said Roach of another 12-rounder between his ward and the Mexican counterpuncher. "It’s a very difficult fight."’
Roach voiced concern that the controversial scoring in Pacquiao’s two victories could work in Marquez’ favor on December 8.
Pacquiao fought Marquez to a controversial draw in 2004. This was followed by Pacquiao’s successive victories over the Mexican in 2008 and 2011.
Roach added that his boxer could already be losing rounds even before the fight.
"I think we’d go in three to four rounds down already,"’ he said.