Don’t call me the ‘Mexicutioner’
I know what Juan Manuel Marquez is capable of. He is one of the toughest opponents I have ever fought and I have a great deal of respect for his abilities. He is always in shape and very strong. He is the only fighter who has ever figured out my style of fighting
I cannot worry about his preparation or what he brings to the fight, though I do study his fight films and do my homework on him. My main concern is how I prepare for this fight. How I can be better and different from my previous fights with him? In that respect, the biggest danger I face is not doing everything I can do to win this fight.
I do not like the nickname “Mexicutioner.” I love the Mexican boxing fans and that name does not reflect my true feelings about Mexico and its people.
I am planning to be different for this third fight because I am a different fighter from our two previous fights. I move better laterally in both directions than before. I am more comfortable using my right hand. Before I was left-hand happy. Now I am more confident in using my right hand as an effective weapon. It’s a lot stronger then the last times we fought. I am so focused for this fight. I will bring a lot more intensity to this battle.
HBO’s all-access series “24/7” premieres an all-new edition when “24/7 Pacquiao-Marquez” debuts Saturday at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The four-part series will air for three consecutive Saturdays before the finale airs the night before the championship showdown Nov. 12 in Las Vegas.
The Pacquiao-Marquez III world championship telecast, which begins at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT, will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View.