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Pacquiao’s take on Aces’ failure

Manny Pacquiao was getting ready to rock and roll during training yesterday when the topic shifted from boxing to basketball and back to boxing.

Manny Pacquiao Kia BasketballBut the famed Filipino fighter, who has declared that the April 9 rubber match with Tim Bradley will be his swan song, was reminded about Alaska’s fall from grace against San Miguel during the recent Philippine Cup.

Pacquiao, a diehard cage fan being the playing coach of Mahindra, cited one mistake that the Aces committed against the Beermen.

“Nagkumpiyansa sila,” said Pacquiao as he was wrapping his hands with plaster.

Overconfidence kills, noted Pacquiao, who assured everyone who cared to listen during a late-afternoon workout at the Elorde Gym on Makati Avenue that he has learned a lot from letting his guard down even when he felt he was just seconds away from getting the job done.

“Sa boksing ganyan din ang mangyayari sayo pag sumobra sa kumpiyansa,” said Pacquiao, who was taking charge when a retreating Juan Manuel Marquez knocked him out with just one punch in the sixth round in December 2012 when everyone thought he was about to finish off the Mexican master.