MANILA, Philippines – Manny Pacquiao made his seventh appearance in ABC’s late night show "Jimmy Kimmel Live" where he talked about his recent loss to Timothy Bradley and his upcoming ring clash with Mexico’s Juan Manuel Marquez.
Despite losing his welterweight title to Bradley, Pacquiao said he still respects the ring officials who oversaw the fight.
|Manny Pacquiao makes his 7th appearance in Jimmy KKimmel's late night show. (Photo grab from Jimmy Kimmel Live Channel)
“I still respect the commission, the judges and the referees. I hope that it [serves as a lesson] for boxing,” the Filipino boxer said.“I understand we’re not perfect,” Pacquiao told Kimmel.
When asked about his decision not to reclaim his title from Bradley, Pacquiao pointed out that he doesn’t need a rematch because he was the clear winner of the bout.
“I don’t think I need to prove something to Bradley. It was a one-sided fight against Bradley and I have nothing to prove,” said Pacquiao.
Meanwhile, Pacquiao reiterated that he plans an aggressive fight against Marquez on December 8.
He also said that if gets a chance he’ll knock out the Mexican.
“My focus on the training is to bring in more aggressiveness,” said Pacquiao. “If a have a chance to finish the fight, then why not?”
Kimmel, the self-proclaimed “lucky rabbit’s foot” of Pacquiao, has had the Filipino boxer on his show before every fight since 2009.
Pacquiao first visited the late night show a week before his 12th-round stoppage of Puerto Rican boxer Miguel Cotto.