“Every one looses some times,” said veteran trainer Tony Rivera:” It’s only a matter of when.” Indeed, I can count the fighters that left the game undefeated on one hand. I can remember when Roy Jones Jr looked untouchable in the ring. He suffered his first professional defeat via a knock out at the hands of Antonio Tarver. He actually lost earlier to Mantel Griffin by disqualification, but that was a fluke he avenged with a first round knock out in the very next fight. Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. looked indestructible until he lost to Frankie Randall in 1994. Fans could not believe or accept when Oscar De La Hoya seeming way ahead on the score cards lost the fight to Felix Trinidad in the championship rounds. Or who could ever imagine much feared Mike Tyson loose to Buster Douglas.
“Manny Pacquiao, the best fighter on the planet today will soon loose,” continued Rivera who was in the corner of such ring greats as Roberto Duran and Marco Antonio Barrera:” That’s just the way it is.”