Does Roach post here?
:lol: I just watched the replay and it actually looks true as well. Obviously you can't take anything away from Marquez here but it is funny how the slightest thing like this could lead to something huge, such as the devastating knockout that followed. That's boxing, and sport overall, I guess.Freddie Roach said:"When you have a lefty [Pacquiao] fighting a right-hander [Marquez], you have guys stepping on each other's lead foot more than righty-righty or lefty-lefty.
We were concerned enough about that happening - because it had happened a lot in their other fights, and even could be used as a strategy by Marquez - to ask the referee to come to our dressing room before the fight so we could warn him to watch for that.
But what happened was the opposite, and I didn't see it clearly until later, when I looked at overhead camera shots.
Marquez didn't step on Manny's foot. Manny stepped on Marquez's foot. And when Marquez pulled it out, it sent Manny off-balance and forward - right into the perfect right hand.
I wasn't ready for that. I had told Manny, 'when he steps on your foot, don't pull away.' But the other way? I didn't see that coming."