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MANNY PACQUIAO: "IT'S GOING TO BE A BIG DIFFERENCE COMPARED TO THE LAST TWO FIGHTS"

By Ben Thompson | October 24, 2011
MANNY PACQUIAO:

"It's really important, but, you know, like I said, nothing personal. I'm going to do my job in the ring and make sure that I'm going to win the fight, and I will pray to God that nobody gets hurt and the fight will be successful...I don't think it's the same fight, you know. It's going to be a big difference compared to the last two fights that we had. This is going to be a good fight for me because of the weight and the style and the power is going to be different than compared to before. It's going to be a big difference," stated 8-division world champion Manny Pacquiao, who took time out of training camp to discuss his upcoming November 12 showdown with Juan Manuel Marquez. Check it out!

BT: Manny, thanks for taking a quick break from your training to speak with me. Is this fight with Marquez a little more personal for you than any of your other fights?

MP: It's really important, but, you know, like I said, nothing personal. I'm going to do my job in the ring and make sure that I'm going to win the fight, and I will pray to God that nobody gets hurt and the fight will be successful.

BT: Does the fact that Marquez thinks he should have won the last fight motivate you to really make a statement in this fight?

MP: I don't think that's what he thought, but, you know, people know I was going to win the fight, but we cannot blame him or his variation, you know. He has the freedom to make alibis.

BT: With this fight taking place at a much higher weight, are you expecting the same type of fight with Marquez as the last two fights?

MP: I don't think it's the same fight, you know. It's going to be a big difference compared to the last two fights that we had. This is going to be a good fight for me because of the weight and the style and the power is going to be different than compared to before. It's going to be a big difference.

BT: Marquez likes to mix up his boxing and brawling. If he chooses to box from the outside, how do you see the fight going...

MP: (Cutting in) We don't have a problem about that because we train and we practice difference moves, inside and outside, and we're not worried about that.

BT: Obviously people are going to compare your performance against Marquez to Floyd Mayweather's fight with him in 2009. Are you hoping to look better than Mayweather did.

MP: I'm not comparing my fight to anybody. I'm just happy that I'm giving enjoyment and happiness to the people and contribute, you know, an exciting fight to the fans.

CLICK HERE FOR PART 2 OF THIS INTERVIEW WITH MANNY PACQUIAO



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