"I'm not worried about his strength...I'm giving him a chance to prove; he's claiming that he won the fight...It's really important for me, this fight...He needs to prove something; that he really won the fight," stated 8-division world champion Manny Pacquiao, who held a conference call to discuss his December 8 fourth encounter with ring-rival Juan Manuel Marquez. Check out what else he had to say!
On his game plan...
What I'm focusing is more aggressiveness, and if I have a chance in the ring to make the fight easy, then why not, you know. I'm going to grab that opportunity.
On his relationship with Marquez...
Nothing personal. We're just doing our job in the ring, but in the ring, we have a job to do to do our best and make the people happy.
I never hate my opponent outside of the ring. This is our job and nothing personal.
More on the fight and Marquez...
Our strategy for this time is more aggressiveness, and of course improve, develop the strenth more, and also focus on speed.
I'm not worried about his strength.
I'm giving him a chance to prove; he's claiming that he won the fight.
It's really important for me, this fight.
He needs to prove something; that he really won the fight.
Now we're more experienced.
That's our focus right now in training, more aggressiveness and more intensity; more action in the ring.
The difference is we throw a lot of combinations and we change a little bit our strategy and movement.
I'm not tired [of fighting Marquez]; I'm excited because the fans are excited to see that action.
I will try to not let this fight close like the last three fights that we had.
I'm not pressured for this fight.