Dec 9, 2012
Manny Pacquiao Interview After Marquez 4 Fight Video - Both Marquez and Manny Pacquiao was interviewed by Larry Merchant after the fight during the HBO broadcast of the fight. Here's what they said:
JUAN MANUEL MARQUEZ Interview After Pacquiao 4 Fight
Larry Merchant: Congratulations on a great victory. Coming on to this fight, do you feel that he was vulnerable after the right hands that knocked him down?
Juan Manuel Marquez: No we needed to work on those points but I always said that the change in the rhythm was going to be important.
Larry Merchant: He came out…
Juan Manuel Marquez: (Gestures to Pacquiao)… good fight, good fight.
Larry Merchant: He came out very aggressive. So did you sense immediately I just have to be patient and counter him?
Juan Manuel Marquez: We knew he was going to come out aggressive so we needed do a fight plan that was a bit more technique. And we knew of what was going to happen, and we capitalize on it.
Larry Merchant: When you knock him down, the first time, did you say to yourself ’okay this is different now, I am the stronger guy in the ring.
Juan Manuel Marquez: Yes, we know that if we fought his way, we knew it was going to be a very difficult fight. But it wasn’t impossible to win.
Larry Merchant: But you are hurt very badly, or at least you are bleeding very badly. Did you sense you have to do something dramatic at that point?
Juan Manuel Marquez: We have to use our technique and our skill, and it’s very important to not allow Manny as he usually does.
Larry Merchant: When you went down from a straight left hand, did you feel… that was… I did something not right?
Juan Manuel Marquez: Yes it was an error we fought with my hand down. But after that we corrected.
Larry Merchant: I ask you before the fight, whether all of your new muscles would make a difference. Did the muscles made the difference?
Juan Manuel Marquez: I don’t think so, we work strength, and we work speed. And I mean you can see the good result.
Larry Merchant: Do you want or expect a 5th fight with Manny?
Juan Manuel Marquez: We’ll relax, we’ll talk with the family and we’ll see what comes.
Larry Merchant: Thank you for a great fight.
Juan Manuel Marquez: (shouts) Ariba Mexico! Ariba Mexico!
Juan Manuel Marquez: (shakes hands of Pacquiao) Again, again you are a great fighter.
MANNY PACQUIAO INTERVIEW AFTER THE MARQUEZ 4 FIGHT
Larry Merchant: Manny, after you suffer from the first knockdown earlier in the fight, you seem to be taking control. Did you get careless? Or did you think you got him?
Manny Pacquiao: Yes, I got careless on that fight. I think I got him but you know it’s not good.
Larry Merchant: Because he was so bloodied from your punches? Did you felt that was the time to finish him?
Manny Pacquiao: Yes, yes. I was so careless for the fight. That’s part of the fight.
Larry Merchant: Did you get hit with a punch that you never saw and you are out for a long time before you even knew it?
Manny Pacquiao: Exactly. I was overconfident. I thought I got him.
Larry Merchant: We have never seen you go down like that since your career in America, since you became such a force. I want you to look here and tell us what you see? (Plays knock out video) I assume you have not seen this yet.
Manny Pacquiao: Yes, I thought I got him.
Larry Merchant: So did it surprise you that despite the fact that you knocked him down, despite the fact that he was so bloodied, that he came back at you with such force.
Manny Pacquiao: Exactly, he is not an easy opponent. He is a tough boxer. I respect Marquez, not that easy fighter to beat. I did my best but that’s boxing, that’s the sport.
Larry Merchant: Did you get too aggressive?
Manny Pacquiao: No, I thought I got him in the early rounds but I got hit with a solid punch.
Larry Merchant: He hit you before, was he stronger or was it just he hits you with punches that you never saw coming?
Manny Pacquiao: I never saw his punch, never expected that punch.
Larry Merchant: I know it’s rather soon after you’ve been knocked down for the first time in a very, very long time. But you have another full time career back home as a congressman. Do you want to fight again? Do you want to fight him again?
Manny Pacquiao: Yes why not, it’s a good fight. I was just starting, I was overconfident on that fight because I thought I got him.
Larry Merchant: So you’re saying to us, that you want to see a 5th fight with Marquez?
Manny Pacquiao: (laughs) Well, if they gave us a chance, we’ll fight again.
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