Nathanielsz: Lack of strength and conditioning hurt Pacquiao

Posted at Dec 10 2012 11:53 AM | Updated as of Dec 10 2012 07:53 PM

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MANILA, Philippines – Boxing analyst Ronnie Nathanielsz is blaming Manny Pacquiao’s decision not to focus on his strength and conditioning training for the Pacman’s loss against Juan Manuel Marquez.

Nathanielsz was dismayed that Pacquiao opted to focus on his boxing program.

Pacquiao carried a four-pound weight advantage going into his fourth bout against Marquez, but it was the Mexican who stunned Pacquiao with the perfect punch.

Pacquiao’s strength and conditioning trainer, Alex Ariza, also exrpessed disappointment that Pacquiao decided to focus on boxing strategy.

Nathanielsz pointed out that Marquez did the exact opposite during his training camp. -- Mornings @ ANC, December 10, 2012