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Freddie Roach: If Pacquiao drops to 140, knockouts will return

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Freddie Roach tells Marcos Villegas that a move down to 140 pounds could be in Manny Pacquiao's future.

Marcos Villegas

"How are you handling these tours now that you've been on them for so long, and how are they for you?"

Freddie Roach

"This may be the hardest one, because we have international flights. You know, when we had Mayweather and Oscar, we had a lot of stops, but they were short flights. But when you have a 16-hour difference in China, and you go to three cities in China, and three cities in America, it's a little bit taxing. But I learned how to sleep on planes, so it works out pretty good. It's fun to get to know the other guys a little bit. We're friendly with each other right now, but as soon as training starts, all that is gonna go away."

Marcos Villegas

"This guy has a good jab and he moves a lot, and it has a lot of people saying that Manny's going to be chasing him the whole night, and it might not look good stylistically."

Freddie Roach

"Manny actually likes guys that come to him. I think the world knows that by now. We've studied Manny Pacquiao enough. But the guys that move away, the thing is, they give him a little more difficulty, but we have to cut the ring off, set traps, and that's what we're going to do in training camp. I've got three runners coming into training camp. We will take care of it. It's a little bit more difficult for us, yes, but it's not impossible to take that jab away from him, because all Manny has to do is get a little bit close to take that way. He has a good jab, he's left-handed. He reminds me of De La Hoya a little bit, because De La Hoya had a good jab, a good hook, not much of a right hand. Same thing. He leads with his power hand. He's got a good jab and a good hook, but the thing is, once we take that jab away from him, he'll be lost."

Marcos Villegas

"Manny at this stage of his career, how have you seen his body change, if it's changed at all, because of age?"

Freddie Roach

"Not too much. He's in great shape. He's a conditioned athlete. He plays basketball every day. He stays in shape, he runs every day. We're at a catchweight of 144. If he feels good at 144, we're gonna go back to 140. I think that 140 is a way more natural weight for him, and I think the knockouts will come again.