Manny Pacquiao, the WBO Welterweight World Champion, is set to take on Juan Manuel Marquez November 12th in the pair's third matchup of all-time. The fight will take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV, at 9 p.m. ET.
The first two Pacquiao-Marquez fights were exceptional events. The two boxers fought to a draw in 2004 in their first matchup and Manny Pacquiao won by a razor thin margin in a decision in 2008.
Scott Christ of Bad Left Hook recently broke down Pacquiao-Marquez's recent history. Christ said, "Many did score both fights for Marquez, many scored both for Pacquiao, and many felt the official decisions were entirely fair. Either way, the fact is that over 24 rounds, almost nothing has separated these two great fighters."
Freddie Roach, Manny Pacquiao's trainer, gives Juan Manuel Marquez plenty of credit. Roach said, "I'm worried that Marquez could have Manny's number. He is the only fighter who seems to have figured out Manny's style. That is why I am training Manny for the knockout -- to clear the air on who is better. Manny is going to shut up Marquez once and for all - I'm sick of his whining."
Christ says Marquez may have a chance against Pacquiao but there are plenty of questions:
Does [Marquez] he have enough left to weather the Pacquiao storm? I think that's the real question. It's not size, it's perhaps not even purely age. It's about Marquez's style, his willingness to engage in a brawl, and the fact that Manny is, I think we can all agree, faster and a harder puncher than Katsidis, Casamayor, and Diaz. Marquez survived those guys and put them away. Can he survive Manny?
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