Manny Pacquiao: 'I said I'd be like the young Manny Pacquiao, I think I proved it'

Manny Pacquiao (55-5-2, 38 KO) got his hand raised again last night with a win over Brandon Rios.

Manny Pacquiao

"I think I proved it tonight to all of you. I'm praying to God to give me more excitement and big fights to all of boxing."

(on the typhoon) "It's very difficult for me. I feel so bad for what happened in the middle of my training. I wanted to visit there, but I couldn't because of my training. I'm just praying for them. ... I think it's time -- I promised them after the fight I would visit them."

"My job is to fight, so I'm not, you know, anybody who will fight with me, I'll fight. It depends on my promoter Bob Arum. I'm willing to fight Floyd, but it's up to him."

"It was the last round and I didn't want to get careless, so I backed off a little bit and gave him a chance to finish. I'm not doing that because I'm tired or anything. I'm doing that because boxing is not about killing each other. Boxing is about entertaining people. I think one to twelve rounds, people are satisfied with my performance. So why would I try to be careless, like what happened in the last fight with Marquez? That's my thinking."

"I said I'd be like the young Manny Pacquiao, go side-by-side, going to use my boxing skills. I think I proved it."

"My journey will continue. I said we will rise again, and that's what happened."

"(Rios) is a very tough boxer. He can catch a lot of punches. (laughs)"

"I just followed the instruction given by my coach."

"Before the Marquez fight, the last fight, people were criticizing me, that Manny Pacquiao's not like before. I told them, I can be a busy boxer, but it depends on my opponent. Like Marquez, you can't be an aggressive boxer, because he's a counter-puncher. The fight was good, but it just happened that in the sixth round, he caught me. It's part of boxing."

"All glory to God. I'm just a fighter, doing my job in the ring."


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