Manny Pacquiao says losing is part of the game

In a recent interview with Manny Pacquiao on Dateline Philippines at ANC, the eight-division world champion said in reference to his two successive defeats, that losing is part of the game.

Pacquiao, who is all set to start his training in preparation for his fight against Brandon Rios at the Venetian Resort in Macau, China on November 24, said that his loss to Juan Manuel Marquez was just a lucky punch.
Pacquiao lost to the Mexican counter puncher last Dec. 8 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada via sixth round knockout.

During the fight, Pacquiao was winning on judges scorecards until the last seconds of the sixth round when Marquez caught Pacquiao with a power straight punch barely a second before the end of the round.
Prior to his stunning loss to Marquez, Pacquiao also lost to unbeaten Palm Springs star Timothy Bradley last June 9 also at the MGM Grand.

Pacquiao's loss to Bradley sparked worldwide protest from boxing fans who claimed that the judges erred in scoring the fight.
The video of the controversial bout was later reviewed by a panel of five seasoned judges and all of them scored the fight in Pacquiao's favor.

In a few weeks, Pacquiao, Rios and their entourage will embark on a six-city promotional tour that will take place in Guangzhou, Shanghai and Beijing the capital of China.
From China, the entourage will fly to Singapore and then to the US where they will meet with the press in New York and then to Los Angeles for the last leg of the press tour.

There are reports that Pacquiao has not indulged in boxing-related training since his loss to Marquez but plays basketball almost everyday while Rios has started early training and physical conditioning.
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