In less than three months, Juan Manuel Marquez will step in the ring with Manny Pacquiao for the third time in his career. However, this time Marquez is determined not to leave the outcome in the hands of the judges. Marquez believes he won the first two fights against Manny only to come out with a draw and a split decision loss. According to a Sunday August 21st article by BoxingScene.com, Marquez made the following comments about his upcoming fight with Pacquiao on November 12th:
“When we fought, I landed more power shots, but the judges didn’t see it that way. To avoid all of this, it is necessary to knock him out and we will be fighting to do that. It’s going to be difficult [to stop him] but not impossible.”
Pacquiao hasn’t suffered defeat since a 2005 fight against Erik Morales. Manny hasn’t been Knocked out since a TKO in 1999. Ranked as the #1 pound for pound fighter in the world, Pacquiao is a heavy favorite over Marquez. But that doesn’t deter Juan at all. The veteran fighter, is still fighting at a high level despite his age.
In 2004, Pacquiao and Marquez fought to a draw at 125 pound weight class. There was a scoring error by one judge that cost Pacquiao the victory. In 2008, the two fought again at the 130 pound division and Manny came out the victory with a split decision. However, many pundits believed that JMM actually won the fight.
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There’s no question that the judges did poor jobs in the first two fights. Unfortunately, Pacquiao is too advanced in his skills at this point for Marquez to defeat him. Although this fight will have some fireworks, I expect a late round TKO victory for Pacquiao.
The two men will fight on Nevember 12th live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. They will hold a world-wide tour starting soon to promote the fight. The tour will begin in Manila, Philippines and end in Mexico City, Mexico. For more on BoxingScene’s report, click here.
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