When he's against Marquez, Pacquiao must train and switch to orthodox!!!!. Counter Punching Marquez is the waterloo of southpaw Manny Pacquiao.
Marquez always struggles against Orthodox fighters but always got an easy fight against southpaw such as joel casamayor, likar ramos, Terdsak Kokietgym, Jimrex Jaca, Victor Polo and Derrick Gainer.
Yes! Marquez lost to Freedie Norwood, a southpaw but that was before, the Marquez today is different because he fought Pacquiao 4 times and it was more like Pacquiao teaching Marquez how to defeat a southpaw.
Marquez at his peak lost to Crish John and Mayweather and both are Orthodox.
I'm not an expert, its just an observation. Just putting some input unlike other Paclanders who love to laugh at others post by criticizing them as an EXPERT WANNABE.
This is no criticism on your post but a counter opinion.
For Pacquiao to fight as orthodox would be impossible as Pac not even a switch hitter. He's a southpaw through and through. That type of skills should be learned from the beginning. As they say, it's too late for that now.
And one more thing, Floyd and John beat him not by being orthodox alone, they were rangy fighters who used their reach and fought outside Marquez' distance and refused to engage. He was successful against Pac because Manny was an aggressive, compact fighter who is a perfect fit for his counter-punching style.
Then any idea or strategies you can suggest to Manny?
What I'm trying to say is Pacquiao must switch to orthodox style to avoid being stomped while going for the kill. Marquez never stomp any orthodox fighters before.
And of course manny must train hard while in Orthodox style. Yes he is not a switch hitter but he must adapt in order to win.
"You cannot teach an old dog a new trick"
These are the words of his trainer Freddie "Coach" Roach.
Maybe you didn't read that somewhere when he was fighting Shane Mosley and of course the third fight with JuanMa.
Pacquiao switching to orthodox is an IMPOSSIBLE idea and a preposition of thing to do my friend.
That's not even an option.
Pacquiao is a southpaw his entire illustrious career and you suggest to fight orthodox later in his career?
As i have said above thers is no strategy if they ever fought again.
It's like eating the same breakfast with a same taste at the same time.
They fought 4 times! FOUR TIMES!
Even Freddie and Buboy suggested to try imitate marquez but look what happened!