Pacquiao vs Marquez News
Filipino boxing champ and Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao on Monday belittled “losing” his title as the world’s best pound-for-pound fighter in a Yahoo! Sports poll.
Pacquiao also said that while he also wanted a one-sided win over Juan Manuel Marquez last week, he realized that things cannot go one’s way all the time.
“Di ko alam saan lumabas yan. Siguro sa ibang tao na siguro hindi dugong Pinoy ang nag-isip ng ganyan,” he told of “losing” the pound-for-pound king title to Floyd Mayweather Jr. at a press conference at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) shortly after arriving from the United States.
Earlier reports said Pacquiao fell to No. 2 based on Yahoo! Sports’ pound-for-pound list, with analysts saying his narrow win over Marquez had much to do with it.
Pacquiao said he remains thankful to God and to Filipinos who continue to support him. He advocated his non-believers to be true to themselves and show they are real Filipinos.
“Salamat sa sambayanang Pilipino sa walang sawang pagsuporta at sa Panginoon (I thank the Filipino people for their unwavering support, and I thank God),” he told.
On the other hand, Pacquiao admitted he would have needed a one-sided win, but admitted one could not always get what one wants for.
“Talagang ganoon. Hindi sa lahat na panahon pwede ka manalo ng one-sided fight at ang kalaban bubugbugin. Dumating lang ang panahon naging close ang fight (That’s the way it is. You can’t have one-sided succeeds all the time. There are times when the fight is close),” he stated.