Marquez: I’ll go for the kill against Pacquiao

By Chris Williams: Juan Manuel Marquez (53-5-1, 38 KO’s) plans on going for the kill against WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao on November 12th in their fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Marquez, 37, knows that he can’t leave it up to the judges after he was beaten by a controversial 12 round split decision three years ago.

To beat a popular fighter like Pacquiao, you have to go beyond the norm if you want to win by a decision. This is why Marquez is going to go all out to blast Pacquiao to pieces and make sure he takes the judges out of the fight by knocking Pacquiao cold.

Marquez said this to the manilastandard.com: “I’ll go for the kill or die trying.”

There won’t be any dying by Marquez, but I can see him working Pacquiao to the point where he’s on overload and too tuckered out to keep up the pace. You can see how all that weight that Pacquiao has put on has slowed him down and made him a stationary fighter that gets out of breath if he fights hard for more than a few rounds. When you got an aging guy like Pacquiao who is fighting 20 pounds over his natural weight, you see him tire out much quickly than normal fighters. The trick is to take the fight him at fight at a very quick pace to drown him in th later rounds.

Pacquiao looked like he was going to keel over against Shane Mosley and Antonio Margarito, his last two over the hill opponents. If those guys can do that to Pacuqiao just imagine what a still mostly in his prime Marquez will do to him in November.


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