Marquez looking to take his anger out on Pacquiao this Saturday
By Chris Williams: Juan Manuel Marquez is still seething inside about the scoring of his past three fights with Manny Pacquiao, and Marquez feels that he should have won all three fights. The judges saw it differently, giving Pacquiao two wins and one draw in scoring that ran counter to what the boxing fans as a whole saw it. Marquez now gets a chance to take his anger out on Pacquiao this Saturday night in their fight on HBO pay per view at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Marquez said this as quoted by RingTV “I still get very angry when I think about hearing those scores being read. After two fights I felt I had won at least 19 of 24 rounds.”
It’s understandable Marquez being angry because he certainly fought well enough to deserve wins in all three fights, but the results weren’t unexpected. Pacquiao is a popular fighter, arguably much more popular than Marquez. We’ve seen many times where a more popular fighter is given decisions over less popular fighters in boxing.
It’s unfortunate but it happens quite frequently to the point where it’s kind of refreshing when you see the reverse take place. It’s still rate but it’s nice when that does happen. I think Marquez should forget about the past because boxing is a subjective sport and you kind of have to shut out things like controversial decisions and focus on what the boxing public thought about the fights. It’s pretty clear that the public saw Marquez as the better fighter than Pacquiao in those three previous fights. As such, it doesn’t what three judges are scoring the fight. What matters is what the fans see.
Marquez said about Saturday’s fight “It’s going to be a war.”
This is true. It’s going to be a tough battle and it’s going to be interesting to see if Pacquiao has enough left in the tank to go the full 12 rounds and remain competitive with Marquez. I have a feeling that Pacquiao is past his best and will get stopped by Marquez.