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Pacquiao arrives in Los Angeles ready to prove he can claim a decisive victory in upcoming fight

posted 29 Oct 2012, 06:14 by Mpelembe   [ updated 29 Oct 2012, 06:15 ]

Manny Pacquiao arrives in Los Angeles ready to prove he is "still young and strong" and can claim a decisive victory in his December rematch with Juan Manuel Marquez.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIAUNITED STATES. (OCTOBER 27, 2012)(TOP RANK) -  Boxing star Manny Pacquiao arrived at Los Angeles International AirportSaturday (October 27) night ready to prove he can win a decisive victory over Juan Manuel Marquez in December.

"It's really important to win impressively, convincingly, to make people happy and to end all the issues," the Filipino told reporters just outside the airport terminal where he was mobbed by fans.

Pacquiao arrives in the States needing a big win after subpar performances in his last two fights and will train with Freddy Roach at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood,California for the next six weeks before meeting Marquez on December 10 in Las Vegas.

Pacquiao's toughness and fighting style has been questioned recently after a controversial win over Marquez in 2011 and then suffering his first loss since 2005 when he fell to Timothy Bradley four months ago, a fight in which he lost his WBO welterweight title.

"I want to prove that I am still young and I am still strong," Pacquiao replied when asked what a win over Marquez in December would mean to him.

The non title welterweight bout against Marquez will be the fourth time the two have met.