More excuses coming form the Pacquioa camp, but now the blame is pointed towards trainer, Freddie Roach.http://www.examiner.com/boxing-in-long- ... -of-boxing
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Why Roach not passing even after 7 years at Marquez's Science School of Boxing
EXCLUSIVE INSIDE EDITION with HOT POTATO via HOLLYWOOD, California - World Superstar Manny Pacquiao was perhaps the loneliest figure from round 4 through 12 when he fought the braveheart son of the Aztecs, Juan Manuel Marquez, in their trilogy at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada last November 12.
"That's true: Manny Pacquiao did it all by himself after round three," says one of the key figures (number 1) of Team Pacquiao who consented to be interviewed on condition of anonymity. "He was dealing with a trainer who may have less coherence of his thinking."
"When would you know that Roach is in the state of senility, being a victim of Parkinson's disease?" He points out Pacquiao's trainer Freddie Roach's known Parkinson's disease (Wikipedia).
"That's why Manny (Pacquiao) has become a bit confused, too, and was doing all by himself in solving Marquez's puzzle after round three because I think Freddie (Roach) himself even had no idea on how to deal with Marquez ," says another key figure (number 2) of Team Pacquiao who also consented to be interviewed on condition of anonymity.
"I wonder if Roach's Parkinson's disease and the medications he takes have something to do with his lapses during brainstorming moments," adds he who claims he had watched many closed-door sessions of Pacquiao's training and has observed Roach's tremendous decline in critical thinking.
"It's obvious he's being affected by the infirmity of Parkinson's disease. You see him, you see the symptoms. His health is fast-declining. And it's affecting Manny (Pacquiao) who relies on his analysis."
According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, "Parkinson's disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system in which in later stage cognitive and behavioural problems may arise, with dementia commonly occurring in the advanced stages of the disease."
"It's going to be the most difficult decision for Manny (Pacquiao)," says the third source from Team Pacquiao noting further "Roach should now retire from Pacquiao's corner."
"If that's the case, Roach should not be training Manny (Pacquiao) anymore," he asserts thinking "it's too dangerous for any boxer to rely on someone who is no longer the same during periods when the medications he's taking are low in therapeutic range or it could be that Roach may have been unknowingly suffering from unknown side effects."
"I have observed on many ocassions that Roach is not thinking right and, sometimes, he's very hot tempered."
"I believe it's really Manny (Pacquiao) who made Roach become a great trainer, not the other way around. Not even about the chemistry of Manny (Pacquiao) and Roach. I also think Roach's health is deteriorating pretty fast and his critical thinking skills are no longer the same. It's always Manny (Pacquiao) who's finally trying to solve the puzzle inside the ring."
"Roach even confessed after the fight that he had no idea on how to intercept Marquez's fighting style. And forget about the handspeed and lateral movements that Manny (Pacquiao) has. What's bad is that Roach has really not developed something new to defeat Marquez. He's just lucky Manny (Pacquiao) is naturally gifted of power and speed and an extremely hardworking fighter."
Nonetheless, he says: "Pacquiao has the speed, power and natural intelligence but these are not enough . Roach being a trainer has to tap these raw materials and make something better out of them, that's needed to overwhelm Marquez's effective counter-punching ability. Roach has not really developed technically sound target plans A, B and C over the years to defeat Marquez. Manny (Pacquiao) has become so predictable with good counter-punchers."
"Now, who is really to blame?"
Can we really blame Pacquiao of his failure to give a clear break on his last fight with Marquez despite his earnestness in trying his best in that ring of madness?
"Roach spending seven years at 'Marquez's science school of boxing' and still not able to solve the puzzle?"
Pacquiao first fought Marquez in 2004. The board of judges scored the same bout as draw. Then another encounter between the same fighters in 2008, which ended with a controvertial split decision in favor of Pacquiao. And then followed their trilogy last November 12 from which Pacquiao won a controvertial majority decision.
If Pacquiao's era were written on the Aztecs' diary in consonance with the Mayan calendar, then its demise may have been so prematurely imminent even before the end of 2012. The Mayans of ancient days predicted the end of the world in 2012. And, for Pacquiao, he has just entered the beginning of the period of his final crisis.
And, "this, essentially in part, is all about whether Pacquiao needs a new trainer for his last few fights in the ring." He decries.
"But, we must give him (Roach) the honor for all his hardwork and dedication to Manny's (Pacquiao) boxing career."
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