Because Manny Says So: Manny Pacquiao’s Top Quotes

From his lips to God’s ear to the black and white of this page, Here are Manny’s top quotes:

“Like all of my fights, I dedicate this fight to my country. I remember as a little boy. I ate one meal a day and sometimes slept in the street. I will never forget that and it inspires me to fight hard, stay strong and remember all of the people of my country trying to achieve better for themselves.”

“All of my countrymen are hoping that I win this fight. If I beat Morales, it will be a great honor for me to go back to the Philippines with the victory. I want this very much for my country, it will be good for my country and my fans.”

“Its going to be a good fight. Both of us worked real hard and were going to give you a good fight on Saturday.”

“I don’t think I have an advantage because he is coming off a loss. I think he wants to recover his name, he wants to win this fight. This time we are prepared for his jab and his straight.”

“I could see he was having problems taking my punches. I had no problem taking his.”

“I don’t look ahead… I keep focused on my next opponent. I am looking forward
to my next opponent, I don’t think past that point.”

“My first fight gave me one dollar (50 pesos). I gave the dollar to my mother.”

“Fighting Oscar de la Hoya is a great honor and a privilege and I can assure you that I am fighting to give glory and honor to my country.”

“Some people are saying I only took this fight for money. On December 6, I will prove you wrong.”

“I would only spend a week or two in the Philippines, most probably the week during my birthday because I am planning to give away Christmas gifts to the poor people of General Santos just like what I did last year.”

“I believe that if you train hard, the fight will be easy.”

“I consider myself a student of boxing, a philosopher so to speak, and my philosophy is to keep learning.” (Continued on Next Page)

“If you have a math test on Tuesday, you are not going to do very well if you study science on Monday. You have to study for math. It’s the same thing in boxing. You can’t just go to the gym and work out every day and hit bags. That’s not enough. You need to study tapes of your opponent. You need to design and develop different game plans for you oppoenent. You just need to be prepared.”

“I speak for those who can’t. Maybe my holding office will help bring more bisiness to the region where I live, which has been neglected.”

“Boxing is not for killing each other”

“This fight is about history. It’s exciting to think I can be the first person to win 7 world titles in 7 different weight divisions. What makes it even more special is that it would be a Filipino to do it.”

“Freddie has been a father to me, a brother to me and an all-time my best friend. I know he always has my best interest at heart. And he has always been there for me.”

“What I believe is Floyd Mayweather is not ready at this time to fight with me. That’s why he makes the reasons to cancel the fight. I feel bad and disappointment because he is accusing me of using drugs or whatever and trying to ruin my name in boxing. People know I have been successful through God and hard work. Maybe he is afraid of me or maybe is not ready for this fight. I am disappointed at what he is accusing me of. I really feel bad but I have no anger toward him. This is boxing. That’s his style. We cannot change that because we are different.”

“Some fighters like me we can be the greatest fighters without fast words and trash talk. His style is talking a lot of trash and it is not a good example for everybody.”

“I look at Cotto as my toughest fight. I’m not worried about moving up in weight. I wasn’t worried when I accepted the fight with Oscar De La Hoya and I wasn’t worried when I accepted this fight with Cotto. Will I knock him out? My lips are sealed”

“I know what it’s like to go hungry.”

“Good luck to both of us, and especially to Mosley because you train hard for this fight and I will train hard for this fight.”

“My concern is how to make people happy, and how we can entertain the people who love boxing. That’s my concern.”

* This list of quotations was collected from various press conferences over the years and, as such, falls under the domain of “fair use.”