RingTV.com: So what’s next?
I believe that Mr. Bob Arum should be meeting with Zanfer Promotions, Fernando Beltran, Marquez’s promoter. They’re going to discuss whether or not the fight is going to be done or who Marquez is going to fight next.
RingTV.com: So Marquez is going to be working with you again?
RingTV.com: How do you feel that your training methods were manifest in Marquez’s performance?
That’s one of the reasons why Pacquiao is kind of not sure whether he wants to fight Marquez again. Marquez is ready to sign the contract. But I believe that Mr. Pacquiao is kind of being picky about it. So that’s your answer right there.
RignTV.com: What do you mean?
Think about it. A guy who was previously known as being primarily a technician, he had had a fight with Mayweather where he was much slower. He didn’t have the right reactions. Now, going into the Pacquiao fight, he was able to perform with a lot more quickness and a lot more explosiveness.
A guy who is technical like Marquez, and who is already a tremendous fighter, obviously those little changes had a tremendous impact on the fight. Manny Pacquiao is a tremendous guy and an excellent fighter, but also a very difficult fighter.
Pacquiao’s a left hander who is really quick and who moves around. So it’s not really a comfortable fight to start with. But we also had the experiences that Marquez already had with Pacquiao in the past. Marquez fought two fights with him and they knew each other better.
[Marquez’s trainer] Mr. Nacho Beristain did an excellent job on the boxing training and the strategy for the fight. But we definitely won the fight, and that’s not just me saying that because I’m his strength coach.
I believe that was the consensus of most of the reporters and the experts in boxing. So we won the fight, but you know, things happen. You know how it goes in Las Vegas. But this time, we’ve got to go for it all and win the fight.