Can Marquez finally beat Pacquiao in the eyes of the judges?
Juan Manuel Marquez (54-6-1, 39 KO’s) and Manny Pacquiao (54-4-2, 38 KOs) have fought three epic battles of which all three have ended in controversy in the last 8 years. Let’s not forget that Pacman has two decisions in his favor during that time. Their fights have always been Pacman the aggressor with his hard hitting fast combinations, and Marquez with superb counter punching and incredible timing.
Marquez’s fighting style negates Pacquiao’s aggression because his style presents a lot of chances for Marquez to score more accurately than Pacman. This is why in my opinion Marquez has out-boxed the Pacman, and definitely deserved to win their last fight in November of last year in Las Vegas, Nevada. There is no question that all three fights have been highly competitive and Marquez has always been the underdog in all three encounters. But I think he has proved to be much more that and this why the fourth fight is happening.
I think it is going to be hard to knock out Pacquiao, so Marquez has to use controlled aggression during the first half of the fight because Pacman will present him opportunities to counter. Marquez in their last fight slowed down the last three rounds. So if he picks up the tempo of the fight during the later part of the fight like he did in the second fight, he can get a clear decision this time. The judges for this fight have never been in any of the trilogy fights so they will have the pressure of getting it right this time. The only thing that is certain is that it will be a fight for the history books and also one for the wallets of the parties involved.
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