Live Report: Pacquiao vs. Clottey N.Y. Press Conference


Our diligent reporter Ryan Arguelles was on the scene today at The Theater at Madison Square Garden to chronicle what went down today at the big press conference announcing the March 13 event in Dallas, Texas:

Here are some of the quotes from the particulars…

Manny Pacquiao: “They (Mayweather Camp and GBP) ruined my reputation and hurt my accomplishment and good name in boxing”
“I never done steroids in my life, never in my entire boxing career. All I know is to train
hard, fight hard and my believed that God.”
“I’m not disappointed about the fight (with Mayweather Jr.) not happening because I’m
not the one who doesn’t want the fight to happen.”
“I think Mayweather should learn how to be humble, he thinks he’s the smartest guy out
there.”
“Mayweather knew that if he is going to fight me, he’s going to lose that undeafeated
record.”

Bob Arum: “For Mayweather Jr. to fight Pacquaio in the future, he must follow and obey the rules of the State Commission and not set-up his own rules in boxing.”
“We must follow the democratic process in boxing, the State Comission should still be the
standard rule to follow and not any boxers or promoters setting a new rule each fight because that would cause absolute chaos in boxing.”
“I’m not in favor of blood drawing before the fight because you have to do the drawing in
sanitized environment or facility because of the increased risk of infection.”
“Manny Pacquiao refused to be bullied just like the Filipino Guerilla Resistance refusing to be bullied by Japanese Imperial Forces in World War II”

Freddie Roach: “14 days before the fight is our toughest sparring session and taking blood is not good for training.”
“The steroids for Manny Pacquaio is his faith in God.”
“Shane will go for the knockout against Floyd, he will look for knockout all the way to 12
rounds and find a way for a kill. Floyd can’t hurt Shane.”

Bert Sugar, ESPN Classic commentator: “I believed that Teddy Atlas has a source but that source is wrong.”

Joshua Clottey: “I thank Manny and Freddie for giving me this big opportunity.”

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