In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we learn that no challenger above or below middleweight is under WBA titlist Gennady Golovkin’s radar.
The post-fight drug tests for Juan Manuel Marquez and Manny Pacquiao returned negative for anabolic steroids, masking agents and marijuana, according to Keith Kizer, executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
Entering Saturday night’s fight with Jorge Arce, Nonito Donaire said his Filipino fans are “in pain,” many imploring him to “Do it for Manny,” and “Lift our country back up again” in the wake of Manny Pacquiao’s sixth-round knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez.
Strength and conditioning guru Angel Hernandez claims that trainer Freddie Roach has accused Juan Manuel Marquez of having used performance enhancing drugs out of fear that his fighter will defeat Manny Pacquiao on Saturday night.
Manny Pacquiao on Juan Manuel Marquez: “Our strategy this time is more aggressiveness and of course to develop and to improve the strength more, and also focus on the speed. We have the side-to-side movement. I’m not worried about his strength.”
Juan Manuel Marquez: “This fight, I will try to knock out Manny Pacquiao. There is no way that I can let this fight be a decision.”
Freddie Roach on Manny Pacquiao’s motivation for Juan Manuel Marquez: “When I was sitting there with him, he scratched into the cloth on the table, ‘We need a knockout to win.’ I mean, he spelled that out, and he’s never said that to me before a fight in his life.”
Trainer Nacho Beristain believes that the fourth time will be the charm for Juan Manuel Marquez against Manny Pacquiao.
Leonard Ellerbe claims Angel Hernandez’s presence in Juan Manuel Marquez’s camp validates Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s random drug testing demands, while Victor Conte is “suspicious” of Hernandez’s “activities.”