Some supporters of the boxing champ and Saranggani congressman Manny Pacquiao said Juan Manuel Marquez tried to cheat during their recent fight last November 12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Although Pacquiao was declared the winner, his fans said the Mexican boxer was constantly stepping on Manny's right foot and it was the reason why Manny wasn't able to perform well at the match.
But according to boxing analysts, there's no way Marquez's stepping on Manny's foot could hamper the Pinoy boxer. Recah Trinidad, sports columnist of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, said that the reason why Pacquiao wasn't able to perform as expected was because of the adjustment that he didn't do.
"... 'Yung adjustment na hindi ginawa Pacquiao na out-punch na sila hindi pa rin sila gumagawa ng paraan para kontrahin 'yun... obviously hindi sila handa dun," Trinidad told ABS-CBN's TV Patrol.
Even Manny's coach, Freddie Roach, said stepping on someone's foot is very common when southpaws face right handed people.