This was said during a presser in Chicago for the Diaz-Pacquiao fight on June 28:
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t want to underestimate David,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Pacquiao. Ã¢â‚¬Å“He is very strong fighter.Ã¢â‚¬Â
He went on to explain how DiazÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ style compliments his:
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We have similar styles. He likes to come in throwing punches and that is what I like to do.Ã¢â‚¬Â
He finished off by assuring everybody that this will be a great fight and thanking his supporters.
Many fight fans are hoping to see a third meeting with Juan Manuel Marquez, but that may not materialize any time soon, as Freddie Roach implied another possible move north in weight class.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We are going to see how he handles this weight,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Roach. Ã¢â‚¬Å“If he does well, we may be looking at a fight at 140 pounds against Ricky Hatton.Ã¢â‚¬Â
These are big plans, but they first need to get past Diaz, who also spoiled MoralesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ quest for a championship in four divisions.
- man pac really wants this fight with hatton, and i wont be surprised if this fight happens after the Diaz fight. I know i would love to see him fight marquez again, but not over a possible hatton-pac fight, maybe next time marquez.
Floyd is going to fight oscar, and if history repeats itself, floyd may win again.
The winner in the fight between coto-marg will most likely fight the winner in the oscar-floyd, which would prolly be cotto-floyd.
Pac will most likely fight Hatton after Diaz at 140.
So it wouldn't be impossible to say that the winner between the cotto-floyd fight would face the winner of the hatton-pac fight.
I know im dreamin a little too hard here, but its a possibilty guys.
I'm gonna have to be killed before I lose, and I ain't going to die easy - Muhammad Ali