Source : AKTV
CEBU CITY — Despite suffering his most humiliating defeat, Manny Pacquiao can still bang with the big boys, Mexican legend Marco Antonio Barrera told a group of writers here over dinner Friday.
“I don’t believe he is going down. He just got caught by a lucky punch,” Barrera, now 38, said as mediamen from here and Manila listened to his every word intently.
Barrera arrived here from Tokyo on Thursday to root for Mexican puncher Moises Fuentes, who challenges defending champion Donnie Nietes at the Waterfront Hotel on Saturday night.
Pacquiao was stopped by Juan Manuel Marquez last December in Las Vegas and Barrera insists that all is not lost.
“That’s boxing. You don’t win all the time.”
Barrera is best remembered by Filipino fight fans as the Mexican icon who Pacquiao beat in November 2003 to catapult him to immense popularity.
Barrera even offered Pacquiao a bit of advice.
“From losing, you learn something,” said Barrera, who has racked up a win-loss-draw record of 67-7 with 44 knockouts.
Pacquiao and Marquez are being matched again for September but if there is one guy who doesn’t relish seeing a fifth fight, it is Barrera.
“They’ve already fought each other four times.”
Barrera has been getting royalty treatment from ALA Boxing that is headed by Tony Aldeguer and says he ‘s been having a ball.