RingTV.com: So I assume that Marquez has validated your presence and your work during your post-fight conversations?
He was, of course, very surprised and disappointed, of course, with how the judges decided the end of the fight.
He wants to begin training right away once we find out who we’re going to fight, and I believe the Mr. Bob Arum mentioned three guys. He mentioned possibly Tim Bradley and Miguel Cotto. I’m just waiting to see what the fight is going to be .
We want Manny, for sure, and that’s 100 percent. If you were to ask me what I want, then I want Manny again. But, that’s not up to me. But Mr. Marquez was very happy with me. He said that he was very happy with the work that we did.
RingTV.com: What can be done to improve on Marquez’s last performance against Pacquiao?
There can be some changes, but that depends how much time we have to prepare for the next fight. The longer we have, the better the preparation.
Once again, that’s why I’m looking for it to happen in May so we can have about 14 or 15 weeks to train him. That will make a much, much better impact, and he’ll be much, much stronger than what he already was.
RingTV.com: Were you prepared for the level of scrutiny and controversy surrounding your presence in Marquez’s camp, and how do you feel that you handled it?
The commission can test all that they want for blood and urine. I think that I pretty much made my point clear. I’m sure that a few reporters are always going to be bringing up things like this to sell more papers.
But in reality, I think that everybody knows that it was a good fight and what we did was strictly science and all and everything was legit. Nothing was illegal. There was no illegal supplementation in any way. So I think that’s what matters.