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Manny Pacquiao's Best Bouts


Ahead of his showdown with Chris Algieri, the Filipino boxer picks his favourite fights

He's got a meeting with US welterweight Chris Algieri on 22 November at the Venetian casino in Macau, but he’s also celebrating the release, next week, of Manny – an excellent new documentary about his life. With that in mind, we asked the 35-year-old fighter to talk us through the five best bouts of his career…




"The first fight with Marquez [at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas] was my favourite. In the first round, I knocked him down three times, and the fight went on for 12 exciting rounds. Am I ready for a fifth fight with Marquez? Yes, if he wants to fight me."




"This was a very hard fight for me. Our plan was not to hurry for a knockout, but to take my time. That win earned me my seventh weight class title, which had never been done, so it meant a lot to my career."



"I can’t say that was my best performance ever, but at the very end of the second round, I knocked [Hatton] out with a left hook. The wins I had against Barrera, Morales, Marquez, De La Hoya, Hatton and Cotto were a tremendous winning run for me."



"Margarito is the toughest opponent I have had. He hit me with a punch against the ropes in the 6th round that almost brought me down, but I was able to stay up."



"I’m ready to fight Floyd any time. The problem is, he’s giving so many excuses. At the same time, if it doesn’t happen, I won’t dwell on it. I’m content with my career. He’s been taunting me many times, but [let’s] let our fists do the talking and enough with the blah, blah, blah."

Manny is out on Blu-ray and DVD on 17 November



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