Pacquiao vs. Marquez 4 on PPV for $59.99 on Saturday, 12/8
By Chris Williams: This Saturday night Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez will be fighting in an expensive pay per view card on HBO with an asking price of $59.99. The fight, as usual, will be taking place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
I don’t know about you put $60 is a lot of money for what they actually have on the card. Unless you don’t mind paying that kind of money to see Pacquiao fight Marquez for fourth time after three consecutive questionable decisions in their three previous fights, you might be wondering it’s really worth it to pay huge cash to see Pacquiao-Marquez 4.
I wouldn’t mind paying that kind of cash if the undercard was loaded with top quality fights. Actually, I would mind. I don’t pay huge money to see two guys fighting for the fourth time, so I don’t think the card would be worth it even if they packed it with Bob Arum’s best Top Rank stable fighters. What we have on the undercard a number of little known opponents fighting.
The two best fights, if you want to call them that, are Yuriorkis Gamboa vs. Michael Farenas and Mercito Gesta vs. Miguel Vazquez. The Gamboa fight is a comeback bout, and it’s a mismatch, so that’s not a worth paying huge cash for PPV. The Gesta-Vazquez fight pits a guy with an inflated resume taking on a champion with a non-crowd pleasing style of fighting.
Vazquez is a pure defensive fighter, and I don’t see that as being worth paying huge on PPV to see this card. Besides, I have a strong feeling we’re going to see a controversial decision in this fight with Gesta getting the victory despite having his head boxed off. Picture a replay of Brandon Rios vs. Richard Abril, and that’s how I see this one going.
Here’s what you get for $59.99:
Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez IV
Javier Fortuna vs. Patrick Hyland
Miguel Vazquez vs. Mercito Gesta
Yuriorkis Gamboa vs. Michael Farenas
Dennis Laurente vs. Kenny Abril
Dodie Boy Penalosa Jr vs. TBA
Wale Omotoso vs. Irving Garcia
Jose Ramirez vs. Corey Seigwarth
Pacquiao and Marquez has fought each other far too many times and it’s not longer interesting, especially with the track record of their three previous fights. Marquez out-boxed Pacquiao three straight times and wasn’t given a victory in any of those fights. I don’t see that changing in the fourth no matter how badly he out-boxes Pacquiao. That’s another reason why I have no interesting in paying to see it because I don’t want to see Marquez losing a fight that he should have won.