How would Pacquiao do against Maywewather?
“I think that commercially speaking, that would be a huge fight. It would be a really big fight. But I think that if they fought, boxing is about styles, and I think that the style of Floyd Mayweather would get very complicated for Manny Pacquiao.”
On the fans support in his favor:
“I would like to thank all of the people in the arena this time. I think that this time, we not only beat him in the ring, but we also beat him in the audience.
“There were more Mexicans here than Filipinos, and the people were rooting for me. I would like to thank all of the Latin people around the world who supported this fight.
“I was very, very happy for the people who came and supported us. I would like to tell you that yes, it could happen, it was done, we won, like the people were singing was the case in the 12th round, and we won.
“Only three people — the judges at ringside — did not see the same thing. I thought that I won this fight more clearly than the other ones.
“I don’t know what happened. What do I need to do for the judges to give me the fight? I don’t know what happened.”
Will he protest the result of the fight with the WBO?
“I’m not going to do that. I don’t think that this is going to help. They would probably get mad if I protest.”
Would he accept a fourth fight with Pacquiao?
“Everybody knows what happened. I think that I won this fight again, just like I won the other fights. I repeat again, what do I need to do for the judges to give me the fight?
“I don’t know. I feel very happy for my actions in this fight and I feel like I won the fight again.”
Was he able to demonstrate more punching power this time and also what changes were made in strategy if any?
“For me, the best judge of that was the audience. Honestly, I feel that I landed the stronger punches tonight. I threw some solid punches.
“In the other two fights, I connected with solid punches. But, this fight, I felt like I connected with a lot of solid punches.
“The judges for me were the audience members and they responded to what they saw. I tried to make a lot of changes in preparation for this fight. I prepared myself differently.
“My style this time, I was adjusting my style every single round and fighting him differently with different things. This time, I felt so good at this weight.
“I felt that he was stronger than in the past two fights, but I really don’t see him being stronger than me at this weight. I really felt sensational.
“I prepared myself for months for this fight. I think that you to beat him in fights with intelligence, and we fought with intelligence. Also, the styles make fights, and I think that my style is complicated for his style.”
Was he ever hurt or did he feel Pacquiao’s power?
“No. We prepared ourselves four months for this fight, and we did a lot of things differently. I felt so good, that honestly, I didn’t feel his punches. He threw his punches and I took them and I was never hurt.”
Will he have a T-shirt made up that reads, “I beat Manny Pacquiao three times?”
“I was thinking about that before the fight and I was thinking about making that shirt.”
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