LOS ANGELES - Not much of a trash-talker, Manny Pacquiao would rather have his fists do the talking.
And that’s what he did on Thanksgiving Day.
A day after Zanfer Promotions released photos of a ripped Juan Manuel Marquez during his media workout in Mexico, Pacquiao decked his opponent with a wicked left straight as sparring resumes at the Wild Card gym.
Ever the humble fighter despite being the sport's top dog, Pacquiao initially refused to release even a picture of how a young welterweight prospect, Benjie Gomez, crumbled to the canvas after receiving the patented Pacquiao left straight.
“Huwag na lang natin pakita. Baka sabihin nagyayabang pa tayo,” Pacquiao told GMA News as he went about his regular routine even on a holiday.
For boxing hall of famer Freddie Roach, this augurs well for Pacquiao who challenged himself to regain the ferocity he had before in his Dec. 8 fight with Marquez.
Asked what he has to be thankful for on this American holiday, Roach said, “Manny knocking his opponent down today.
“It’s a good sign. We haven't seen that in a while,” the five-time Trainer of the Year quipped before closing his sweatshop and heading off to a simple Thanksgiving celebration.