Ariza made Manny a muscular munster but Roach made Pacquiao a skilled boxer. Ariza gave Pacquiao those crampy legs too IMHO.
Bingo !....too much focus on the development on Manny's strength and his muscles than his pure skills on the ring.....leg cramps equals achilies heel for Pac.
I thought it was Manny playing too much basketball that was responsible for the leg cramps. Freddie Roach, in many occasions asked Manny stop it during training camp.
playing basketball doesn't cause ur legs to cramp up.....trust me I hardly get 'em when I use to play.....it's actually good for your cardio and coordination......Pac didn't get leg cramps when he fought Cotto, ODLH, Marquez I & II before.
I also played basketball like crazy before but I didn't box at the same time.
And that's about the time (after Cotto & before Marga) that Ariza started saying Manny should fight Marga at 150 fight night but Manny & Buboy couldn't do it in the Baguio leg of the training Camp. Freddie Roach had no option but to make the adjustment and rely on Speed to counter Marga's size who openly trained for at leas 165 lbs comes fight night. Everybody knows Manny almost paid dearly with that body shot by Marga in the 4th (or 5th? round).