Pacquiao says he’s feeling fine after KO loss
By Chris Williams: Manny Pacquiao says he’s feeling good physically after being poleaxed by Juan Manuel Marquez last month, and he says he’s not going to be retiring yet from the sport even though many boxing fans are telling him to hang up the gloves.
Pacquiao said to the Manila Bulletin at mb.com.ph “I am doing good. I will be the one to say that I will retire from boxing because I am the one who know and feels what my body is telling me.”
That may be but if Pacquiao keeps getting beaten I think someone is going to need to suggest that Pacquiao get to know his body a little better because it might be that he’s reading it wrong. What boxing fans don’t want to see is Pacquiao not getting a clue that it’s over and going out and getting knocked out cold each time he fights. The saddest thing to see is a fighter that hasn’t figured it out that they no longer have it.
Some fighters make excuses about why they’re losing, excuses like “I underestimated my opponent, I didn’t train hard enough, I was over confident, I got sloppy, I was having family problems, I had some nagging injuries…etc. The excuses are endless for fighters that are no longer what they once were and is just looking for any reason why can to try and explain away the reality of their decline.
I just hope Pacquiao doesn’t stick around the sport too long and end up taking a lot of unnecessary losses.
Pacquiao needs to get with his strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza to try and work on building up his physique so that he has more strength for his next fight against whoever. Ariza wants to get him back on the old strength program they had in the past because he feels that’s whats missing from his game.
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