Marquez looking to beat Pacquiao for the third time
By Chris Williams: Juan Manuel Marquez believes that he was robbed silly in his previous two fights with Manny Pacquiao in 2004 and 2008, and feels that he should have been given the decision in both of those fights. A lot of boxing fans are in agreement with Marquez and don’t really count those fights as a draw and a defeat for Marquez.
I’ve seen both fights many, many times I also think that Marquez really won those fights. On November 12th, Marquez will be attempting to beat Pacquiao for a third time, but this time Marquez wants to take the judges out of the equation by knocking Pacquiao out. Marque is stronger now than he was in the two previous fights and he’s coming out looking for a knockout this time instead of just looking to outbox the Filipino fighter.
That right there is going to make a world difference because Marquez is going to be loading up on his counter shots this time instead of just looking to land punishing blows. Marquez will likely have to score a knockout to get the win with the judges because Pacquiao is boxing’s cash cow and it’s difficult to beat fighters that mean so much to the sport like Pacquiao does. It’s like you got to be extra sensational to get the win.
Marquez understands that Pacquiao has improved since they last fought in 2008. Marquez notes that Pacquiao is able to use his right hand a lot more than he did back then. However, he knows how to handle Pacquiao’s right hooks and straight left hands and he plans on making Pacquiao pay each time he throws one of those shots in the fight. Freddie Roach, Pacquiao’s promoter, is going to be really earning his pay on November 12th because he’s going to have to keep making adjustments for his fighter so that he doesn’t get whipped too badly in front of the entire world.
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