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24/7: Pacquiao-Marquez

Aired October 30, 2011 - 00:00   ET

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ANNOUNCER: The following is a presentation of HBO Sports.

NARRATOR: In every corner of the world, the quest for supremacy in some form is evident. Men seek power over one another -- power that begets wealth, influence, and, in its strongest forms, immortality -- a guarantee of being remembered long after one's greatest days have passed.

This stage was created for the express purpose of determining supremacy. But sometimes, in extraordinary circumstances, the results inside differ starkly from realities that evolve far beyond.

Seven years ago, two men found themselves pitted against each other in the ring. And 12 exhilarating rounds of boxing revealed only how even a match they were.

So, a few years later, they met again -- an evening that yielded a victor but also an echoing quantity of dispute.

Two bouts that hardly determined who was superior. But in the time that's passed since, while both have remained world-class fighters, only one has risen to a standing that transcends his place in the sport, global icon.

But inside these ropes, both men know in its purest of forms, supremacy remains very much unresolved.

JUAN MIGUEL MARQUEZ, PROFESSIONAL BOXER (translated): I have to leave it all in the ring. I have to prove who won those two fights.

MANNY PACQUIAO, PROFESSIONAL BOXER: I have to prove in this fight that, you know, he's wrong.

NARRATOR: From the Philippine Islands, to the mountains of Mexico City, to the California coast, to where it all started -- a boxing ring on the Las Vegas Strip.

This is "24/7: Pacquiao-Marquez."

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NARRATOR: Three hundred thousand people live in Baguio City, the official summer capital of the Philippines. And on a recent rainy day downtown, many of them knew exactly where their most famous part-time resident was spending his afternoon -- on Naguilan Road, inside the Cooyesan Hotel and Plaza, at the shapeup boxing gym, where the walls inside are a tribute to him.

Manny Pacquiao is many things to many people. For now, he's a prizefighter in the midst of a 10-week training camp for the 59th bout of his professional career.

PACQUIAO: I always am having fun in training, in boxing. And I think it's because boxing is my passion.

FREDDIE ROACH, PACQUIAO'S TRAINER: Everything in Manny Pacquiao's life is because of boxing. And he knows that, and he understands that. And it's still what he does best. And he hasn't forgotten that.

Manny has a way different edge in this training camp so far. The way he started training camp this time early and what he's doing so far, I see a different Manny Pacquiao.

NARRATOR: It's an intensity already apparent in today's sparring session.

(SPARRING SESSION)

Afterwards, as the workday winds down, another sparring session offers something of a diversion. Two Pacquiao subordinates gloving up, for better or worse.

PACQUIAO: We have Mike Tyson look-alike. And we have a Philippine assassin.

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ROACH: There's only like four of us that really have a job in the entourage. But, you know, the entourage is probably 50 deep at this time and those guys, you know, their job now is to entertain Manny.

PACQUIAO: OK. No hitting below the belt. And when I say break, break. OK? Box!

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ARIZA: This is Manny's world. So, he's the referee. He's the matchmaker. He's the promoter.

PACQUAIO (translated): If you don't throw a real punch, you two will be disqualified. Come on! Come on!

I want them to feel how hard boxing is.

Five thousand for a knockout!

Their punches came from other planets.

Box, box, box, box!

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The fight is terrible, man.

PACQUIAO: It's kind of a disappointing box. So, it's a draw.

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NARRATOR: Nearly 9,000 miles away from the Philippines, you'll find the political, financial, and cultural center of Mexico.

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And the largest metropolitan area in the entire western hemisphere.

But in Mexico City's Iztacalco neighborhood, you'll also discover a small tight-knit group that comes to work every day at the Romanza Boxing Gym to help Juan Manuel Marquez train -- which is just the way he likes it.

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MARQUEZ: I think we've got an indispensable group of people on this team. Why would we need people who can't help us with anything? Everyone has a clear role.

Nacho Beristain is still my trainer. Raul De Anda is my assistant. Jose Luis Zaragoza does mitts with me. The team is the same as ever -- and that's the way we like it.

NARRATOR: They are a group of men with faith in one another, as well as conviction that a long-awaited third bout with Manny Pacquiao will at last deliver the right result.

NACHO BERISTAIN, MARQUEZ TRAINER (translated): Boxing is traumatic, difficult. But Juan enjoys it, because on the other side of the chessboard, he's facing the champion of the world.

MARQUEZ: The boxing community sees Manny Pacquiao as the best pound-for-pound fighter. I think that's why I want this fight, why I've always wanted this fight. He knows he hasn't beaten me decisively and it's like a thorn in my side that I want to pull out. Because I want to do my job and I want to make it clear who really won.

NARRATOR: Seven years ago, when they first met in Las Vegas, they were the two best featherweights in the world. High action was expected. High drama ensued.

BERISTAIN: He came out full of confidence, too confident, and he was going to give Pacquiao a boxing lesson, but suddenly the arena fell on top of him. FIGHT COMMENTATOR: Third knockdown of the first round. And I'm not sure Juan Manuel will be able to get up.

NARRATOR: Despite three first round knockdowns, Marquez did find a way to make it to the bell, and soon, after, launched a counterattack.

FIGHT COMMENTATOR: In round 1, Manny Pacquiao suddenly shut out the lights. Now, they're gradually coming back on.

MARQUEZ: From then on, I could measure his speed. I think that the first round was a shock for me. It helped me keep him from connecting with the same power he had in the first round.

PACQUIAO: I'm amazed because after a few rounds, he fights back and, you know, he was still strong.

FIGHT COMMENTATOR: Fire against fire. Down the stretch. Pacquiao's left, Marquez's right.

NARRATOR: They had seemingly exchanged punches without pause for 12 straight rounds. And when the violent showcase concluded, the scorecards rendered a draw.

NARRATOR: A rematch wouldn't occur until 2008. But once back in the ring, Marquez and Pacquiao immediately picked up where they'd left off.

FIGHT COMMENTAOR: Left hook for Pacquiao. Big punch from Marquez to punctuate the second round.

PACQUIAO: He caught me in the second round. But I can handle his power.

FIGHT COMMENTATOR: Down goes Marquez on a straight left hand. Perfect shot by Pacquiao.

ROACH: Down he goes again. And I was surprised that he'd get up? No. I mean, we've seen this guy before. So, we know he has no quit in him.

FIGHT COMMENTATOR: Pacquiao trying to search and destroy, Marquez trying to shock him with counterpunching.

One more right hand for Marquez. One more combination for Pacquiao. They trade shots down the stretch.

Hell of a fight. I'm calling it another draw.

ROACH: You know, if you as -- if you go ask 100 people who won that fight, you might get 50-50. You know, the thing is, I felt my guy did enough to win the fight, and I thought the knockdown was the icing on the cake.

FIGHT ANNOUNCER: The winner on split decision, Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao! MARQUEZ: We thought we won the second fight. We won by two or three points. To have won those fights would put me where Pacquiao is now.

NARRATOR: And as Philippine Air flight 102 touches down in Los Angeles, there is more telling display of what Manny Pacquiao's life is like now, and the scene that greets him in the terminal.

He announced his flight number on Twitter, and hundreds answer the call. To be part of an arrival is a signal for both fans and fighters that Pacquiao-Marquez is fast approaching.

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NARRATOR: Every morning at the Romanza Gym, before Juan Manuel Marquez arrives, Nacho Beristain trains the latest generation of Mexican boxers.

BERISTAIN: Left, right, hook to the liver.

JOSE LUIS ZARAGOZA (translated): Nacho is very strict, very set in his ways about how to work. A jab should be like this, and there's no other way to throw a jab.

BERISTAIN: Feint. Feint, you dumb. Don't you know what feint means? What are you doing, dude?

MARQUEZ: Nacho is the kind of trainer where if he tells you to do something, you have to do it. I like that, I don't like a trainer who spoils me. Just the opposite, I like a trainer who pushes me to get things done.

NARRATOR: And as Beristain leads Marquez into his third bout with Pacquiao, the trainer has determined the opponent is now a more refined fighter in the ring, a development he feels might actually give Marquez an advantage.

BERISTAIN: We're really glad because we're going up against a fighter whose punches were well thrown. It's easier than taking on a wildcat who might make some strange move at any time.

MARQUEZ: Pacquiao, he doesn't like to be attacked. But I'm a fighter who uses intelligence, who attacks, who counterpunches, and uses combinations that others haven't used. I think my style is difficult for him.

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NARRATOR: Manny Pacquiao and Freddie Roach have long been celebrated as the premier partnership in boxing. But for the last three years, a third man has also played a crucial role in that success. Strength and conditioning coach, Alex Ariza, joined the team after Pacquiao's second bout with Juan Manuel Marquez, a night when the fighter says felt his body beginning to betray him.

PACQUIAO: You know, I feel after the fight, what I feel is my legs cramping in that fight. I don't know why. After the fight, I'm looking for a good conditioning coach. That's why I hired Alex Ariza.

ARIZA: Go, go, go, go. Come on. Tight, tight, tight, tight.

I explained to him, you know, if you want to take yourself to the next level, you have to do things differently. You can't do the same things over and over again.

When Freddie finally gave me the job of training Manny, he just said, I only have one request, don't -- the speed.

NARRATOR: The move paid immediate dividends as Pacquiao began a steady march up in weight, dominating a series of larger opponents along the way. The results have made Ariza an indispensable member of team Pacquiao.

ARIZA: Those last two fights were too close. But now, he's a whole completely different person. I just don't see Marquez as having any kind of shot, aside from divine intervention. I would be surprised if this thing goes three rounds.

NARRATOR: Juan Manuel Marquez considers himself a man of faith. But in training, he relies on more than a higher power to prepare himself for a fight. As such, days in Mexico City begin on a local track before sunrise.

MARQUEZ: I've always been an athlete who takes things seriously. I throw myself into what I'm doing. I'm an athlete that doesn't like to lose.

This is what keeps me competitive. It keeps me going in this sport.

NARRATOR: Time can be a curious factor in the lives of fighters. While careers can last decades, legacies are generated by just a handful of nights over that span.

Seven years have passed since Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez first exchanged blows in the ring, and three years since they last touched gloves -- separated by just a few numbers on the scorecards.

Now, suddenly, just three weeks remain. Until one more night in the ring again puts their legacies up for review.

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PACQUIAO: I feel confident in myself. But I'm not underestimating him. MARQUEZ: What's important is that he knows me and I know him. Everything is there in the middle of the ring. Without blood, there's no fight.

ROACH: Another close decision is not going to be satisfying to me. I want Manny to knock this guy out and shut him up. Close the book on this.

NARRATOR: Stay tuned for another episode of "24/7 Pacquiao- Marquez."

And don't miss the big fight, "Pacquiao-Marquez 3," Saturday, November 12th, live on HBO Pay-Per-View.

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NARRATOR: The word "dynamite" derives from the ancient Greek term for power. And in boxing, power can come from a variety of sources. There is the very physical combination of strength and adrenaline, but also intangible emotional elements like the pursuit of vengeance alongside victory.

Vengeance is what the fighter they called "dynamite" is seeking. Power is what he plans to use in the ring to attain it.

At the Romanza Gym in Mexico City, another day of sparring is in store for Juan Manuel Marquez. The pair of stand-in opponents are familiar. The objective for the workout is to spotlight a skill that's been crucial for the fighter over his two-decade career.

MARQUEZ: Now we are working on building speed, the training is going really. I think we're doing it the right way.

NARRATOR: Marquez' previous two meetings with Manny Pacquiao came at lighter weights. But the upcoming bout being fought at a limit of 144 pounds, the challenge is to bulk up while not sacrificing quickness.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Last week he seemed really slow, but he was punching hard. With one jab he really dazed me. Now I feel like he is hitting hard and he's got speed.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I think the weight is helping. It's helping add power to his punches. He is gaining strength. He seems lot more powerful.

NARRATOR: A knockdown in sparring may draw a buzz from the crowd, but Nacho Beristain is uninterested in such modest feats.

BERISTAIN: Those accidents can happen in training. There's no reason to start celebrating yet. Our goal is Pacquiao, he is what we're working for. What happened here won't bring us any better results in the fight on the 12th.

NARRATOR: At age 38, speed is supposed to be hard to come by. But the idea here is that resolve can override nature.

MARQUEZ: We're training as if this were my debut, as if this were my first professional fight, we're training that hard.

NARRATOR: It is Jose Luis Zaragoza's job to swap up the frequently popped bags f or news ones. Lately though, he's noticed the problem that could be more difficult to repair, the very foundations of the apparatus are beginning to show crack, and it appears that an augmenting combination of speed and power is to blame.

For successful individuals of all types, multitasking can be a critical skill. In the spring of 2010, Manny Pacquiao was elected a congressman in the Philippines, and for his fight the following fall against Antonio Margarito, fusing his roles as legislator and boxing star proved to be demanding and complicated proposition.

ARIZA: During the Margarito camp, he was all over the place being a congressman to him. It was not a joke to him. He was not going to be Manny Pacquiao the boxer who became a congressman. He was going to be Manny Pacquiao, the congressman.

PACQUIAO: When I was elected as a congressman, it's hard to balance back to be a congressman. But it's better now and when I am in training, I can focus on the fight in training. When I'm in Congress, I set aside boxing and focus on being a congressman.

NARRATOR: So when Pacquiao's battle on November 12th concludes, another will resume -- taking place thousands of miles away and fought on behalf of the half million citizens of the impoverished province of Sarangani.

GOVERNOR MIGUEL DOMINGUEZ, SARANGANI PROVINCE: Well, Sarangani is a challenged province. About 6,000 households live below the poverty line.

PACQUIAO: I experience that life before when I was young. So, whatever success in my life, my heart is always the same when I was -- you know, when I was young.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: We have a hard time. We usually earn an average $12 a month, but sometimes we earn nothing. He understands it. He knows that people here are having trouble.

DOMINGUEZ: If you listen and ask the people around the province, he is accepted as being quite successful in his job and trying to uplift and provide opportunities for the people of the province.

NARRATOR: Any progress that the congressman has learned to understand will be incremental. But he has worked to chip away at poverty with ideas like a cattle distribution program that provides hundreds of rural residents a source of income.

There's also have been advances for fishermen like Benjamin Pacaldo and Felix Javelina, who after years of rowing the waters of Sarangani Bay, now, thanks to their congressman, get an assist from new motorized outriggers like this one.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It was our happiest moments as fishermen.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It's good because we can get farther out in the water, because we are using motors now.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This is great help to poor people like us. We make our earnings faster this way.

PACQUIAO: I gave them fresh livelihood so they have income everyday to buy food and to survive everyday.

I'm satisfied what I have done being a congressman, but I have a lot of things to do. It's -- take time to accomplish that.

NARRATOR: The loftiest of objectives on the agenda is the province's first ever medical center. Still, simpler goals like a set of walls to put around this classroom also offer substantial doses of promise for the future of Sarangani. In their corner is one of the most successful athletes in the world.

In the middle of a gym in Hollywood, California, he works to master focus without letting the people of Sarangani stray far from mind.

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NARRATOR: Roughly 500 years ago, the Aztecs built what is now Mexico City, in the middle of a lake they call Texcoco. In those times, the citizenry travelled from place to place by boat. Today, with the lake long ago dried out, the only vestiges of the past are the canals of Xochimilco, a tourist destination in the southern part of the city, not to mention a cruel reminder to the locals that there was once another way to go about town.

Mexico City traffic is said by many to be the worst in the world, with 20 million residents constantly jockeying for limited road space, and fruitlessly lamenting the consequences.

MARQUEZ: Obviously, no one likes the traffic. I don't hate it though, because I love here. But sometimes when you're in a hurry, yes, I hate it.

NARRATOR: In recent years, the government has established a restriction program to combat smog and congestion and permitting only certain cars to travel on certain days. Juan Manuel Marquez however has plenty to go around.

MARQUEZ: When we're going out as a family, we go in a big truck. For example, that yellow one. When I go to see someone, or a special event, I go this one, or else in the red one. And this one I don't drive because it' Ericka's. She won't let me drive it.

NARRATOR: There is one vehicle Marquez hasn't been able to add to the impressive fleet although he is on close terms with the owner.

MARQUEZ: Nacho has this Mustang, a classic, a '65, it's awesome. I'd like it if he left it tome in his will, but he doesn't want to.

NARRATOR: The cars may make life more pleasant on the road, but at home, there is no desire to escape the routines of parenthood. Even during training, Marquez still finds time to help his children with their homework.

MARQUEZ: Here you need to simplify it, right?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: No, because these are equivalent terms, these two cancel each other out, and these end up equal.

MARQUEZ: The kids have to go to school, they have homework, they have exams, they have to study, and everything at home stays the same. I have to go to work, I have to fight, but at home everything remains the same.

NARRATOR: On evenings like this, Nacho Beristain has kids to at the end to as well. Tonight, he heads to a local venue to watch a group of his young Romanza fighters in the ring.

BERISTAIN: I respect them so much, I admire them so much. And they were the reason I was inducted into the Hall of Fame.

All of them, down to the youngest fighters in the gym, I respect them so much.

NARRATOR: And when 21-year-old Vanessa Santiago encounters a stretch of trouble, Beristain shows his respect, the only ways he knows how, by mincing no words in the corner.

BERISTAIN: Boxing is serious. Throw left hooks with straight rights. Do it or you're going to lose the fight and cry about it later.

NARRATOR: A six-round decision gives Santiago her third victory in four pro fights and offers Beristain the kind of reward he could only find in dusty arenas like this one.

BERISTAIN: You see the development of fighters, later you see them fight and win a world title, it gives me great satisfaction.

NARRATOR: Manny Pacquiao began his career fighting in boxing halls in the Philippines. Then, when he was 22, he took a journey across the Pacific Ocean that changed everything.

PACQUIAO: My first time in the United States, we came to San Francisco. And we decided to ride a bus going into L.A. When we get into L.A., my manager is looking for a gym that we can workout. And somebody told us that, oh, there is a gym there, a Wild Card Gym.

We went to the gym and we met Freddy Roach that day, and after that, that's the beginning.

NARRATOR: Since that meeting a decade ago, the Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood has been Manny Pacquiao's base of training. They set Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays aside for sparring here. By camp's end, the fighter will have completed 120 hours of preparatory combat in all.

ROACH: Manny is one of those guys -- he's not going to give you everything in sparring. He's going to give you about 50 percent or 60 percent. I mean he's going to save the good stuff for the fight.

NARRATOR: Those on the receiving end of Pacquiao's punches however might have their own take.

Ray Beltran has been sparring with Manny Pacquiao since 2004 when he was preparing for his first bout with Marquez.

RAY BELTRAN, SPARRING PARTNER: You can lose your mind, because he'll drive you crazy. He is in and out, right, and hitting there like with a lot of speed and power.

DAVID RODELA, SPARRING PARTNER: I put it on slow motion today. I told him, slow motion.

NARRATOR: Californian David Rodela is also a mainstay, having spent 12 camps sparring with the champ.

RODELA: They warned me, he is on a good day today. I knew I was in trouble. And then as soon when I got hit with the first left, I knew it was going to be a long round for me.

NARRATOR: Dublin native Jamie Cavanaugh was named Irish boxing's 2011 prospect of the year. For now, education proves hard lessons like this one three times a week.

JAMIE CAVANAUGH, SPARRING PARTNER: Usually, he comes in to just do his work., you know? He comes in and does his work and gets out, and it's pretty awesome, you know? But today, I seen him different like, he is a bit more, you know, venom, and he seems spot-on.

BELTRAN: You look more focused, more aggressive, more intense. Better than all the training camps.

PACQUIAO: You want this fight?

BELTRAN: Yes. You're hungry.

ARIZA: The way he is right now, we are just perfect and, you know, he fought 12 rounds hard with three guys. I think if he had to fight tomorrow, he would be ready to go. I wish it was tomorrow, in fact.

PACQUIAO: I feel good, man. I feel like I could spar more.

BELTRAN: You can spar more?

PACQUIAO: Yes.

BELTRAN: You look like it. You are ready to go, to fight tomorrow, you know what I mean?

PACQUIAO: Yes.

NARRATOR: The fight is 18 days away.

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NARRATOR: As instinctual as violent action can be for men like Juan Manuel Marquez, optimizing the body for combat is hardly a simple task. A wide range of training methods make up the difference, including those of the makeshift variety.

MARQUEZ: I think, as a fighter, you must change. I've always fought as a lightweight. I have to gain weight and somehow I have to get up there, but keep my speed and power.

NARRATOR: Marquez has fought as a welterweight only one time in his career, two years ago against Floyd Mayweather -- a performance his camp thinks was undone in part by the unusual methods he employed to gain for the bout.

BERISTAIN: The training was different. He was carrying rocks and it changed his natural flexibility. He became a little more slow, as if he's lost his explosiveness. to prepare for the fight.

FIGHT COMMENTATOR: Mayweather pitching an absolute shutout.

BERISTAIN: All this, combined with Mayweather's great ability and his weight advantage, we didn't stand a chance.

NARRATOR: On his current measure up the scale, the fighter has brought a new strength and conditioning coach into camp, 36-year-old Angel Hernandez, a graduate of the Texas A&M exercise science program, who believes his state-of-the-art techniques will better prepare the boxer's body to handle extra weight.

ANGEL HERNANDEZZ, MARQUEZ STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH: There are a lot of things that he has never done, and today, he is doing a lot of different things and strategies, and he is really, really acting positive on it.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I learned about drills and focusing on the speed for the hips and the arms and the shoulders. So, we activate more muscles now.

MARQUEZ: It's something I've never done in my career. I feel really confident, and I think when the time comes, it will serve me well. NARRATOR: The overhaul of the fitness regimen includes, to Marquez' delight, the discontinuation of one of his best known and peculiar training practices, he no longer drinks his own urine.

MARQUEZ: Yes, they saved my life. No. On the advice of my doctor and my physical trainer Angel, and they told us we should stop. We're looking for what can help me and if the doctor says no longer drinking it will help, then we'll stop.

NARRATOR: When days break in Los Angeles, the winding roads and steep terrain of Griffith Park are traversed by a familiar company of men. It is a morning training ritual that Manny Pacquiao has been completing for a decade, a decade during which he has risen to the top of the boxing world. And earned the ability to obtain virtually anything in the world he desires.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: What the hell are these? LED lights?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes, those are the LEDs.

NARRATOR: Like his opponent, Pacquiao likes cars. And today, Michael Koncz is making a purchase on behalf of the boxer across town in Beverly Hills, a Ferrari 458 Italia, sticker price: $300,000.

MICHAEL KONCZ, PACQUIAO ADVISER: We're just getting ready to leave in five minutes. So, your car will be there by 4:30. OK, boss, thank you.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: A little present for Manny, a little good luck in the fight. Knock him out.

NARRATOR: While the purchase is being finalized, Pacquiao relaxes in his apartment before his afternoon training session by watching one of his favorite Filipino movies, "Anak ng Kumander," starring Manny Pacquiao.

At 12:30 as promised, the salesman James Dellposo (ph) accompanies Koncz to the apartment to hand-deliver the keys and the gift package.

PACQUIAO: This is my movie.

NARRATOR: After watching the film to its conclusion, Pacquiao heads to the garage to check out his new purchase.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Take a picture.

UNIDENTIFEID MALE: Right now, you're not going to go anywhere. If you step on the gas, it's not going to do anything but rev the engine.

NARRATOR: He'll christen the car with a drive to the Wild Card for training.

When he arrives, his team is waiting outside of the door, curious for a glimpse of the champ's new ride before work begins. (PRACTICING BOXING)

NARRATOR: Fame and wealth have forever transformed his life. But inside of the boxing ring, he is still the same fighter who wandered into the gym on Vine Street in Hollywood a decade ago.

ROACH: His lifestyle may have changed, and his bank account may be bigger, but you know what, when he comes through the doors of the Wild Card, he is still the same guy. He has a whole country on his back, and if he loses, he has let the whole Philippines down, and he is not prepared to do that at this point in his life.

All right. Fall away.

OK. Good job. Again.

NARRATOR: It would be understandable if everything that they have achieved led them to grow tired of what carried them here. It would make sense if they decided they'd had enough of fighting for a living. They have all of the money they'll ever need. All of the toys they'll ever want.

The affection of those they hold closest.

MARQUEZ: Before you brush --

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: -- my teeth.

NARRATOR: And the adulation of so many they'll never meet. Yet alongside so much, the one thing they started with still propels them further and higher than ever.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The pride of the Philippines.

BERISTAIN: Think about how you'll respond, because this son of a (EXPLETIVE) might catch you with a hook.

NARRATOR: Tune in next Saturday night at midnight for the next "24/7, Pacquiao-Marquez." And don't miss the big fight "Pacquiao- Marquez 3," Saturday, November 12th, live on HBO Pay-Per-View.

This has been a presentation of HBO Sports.

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