WILL MANNY PACQUIAO REDUCE JUAN MANUEL MARQUEZ TO TOAST?

November 11th, 2011 By Kevin Perry

IS MEXICAN UNDERDOG MARQUEZ MEXICAN TOAST FOR PACQUIAO?

Los Angeles, CA- Much has been debated on Saturday’s trilogy featuring Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao (53-3-2, 38 KOs) and

92 percent of voters believe Marquez is toast!

Mexico’s Juan Manuel Marquez(53-5-1, 39 KOs) for Pacquiao’s WBO (147 lbs) welterweight crown. According to our poll here on RingTalk.com that began earlier in the week, readers  chimed in on their thoughts. 91.5% of those that participated in the poll agree that Pacquiao, who is believed to be as high as an 8-1 favorite in the sports books wins this fight. 6.5% have gone out on a limb and picked the 38 year old Marquez who went 0-1-1 in the first two meetings, the first being a disputed draw at 126lbs, and the second a close split decision victory for the Filipino congressman in their bout for the WBC 130lb crown in 2007. A paltry 2% predict a draw.  This writer thinks Paquiao will leave no doubters this time around and win decisively.  Expect the Mexican warrior to put up a valiant effort, but the referee will save him from further punishment around the end of the 8th round.

AGE, SIZE, WEIGHT, DIMINISHED SKILLS ALL IN PLAY


Marquez, the current 135 lb. champion weighed in 142 today while Pacquiao scaled 143. This will be detrimental to the Mexican star, as well as the Filipino’s improved skills since their last meeting. He’s dominated bigger and stronger men such as Shane Mosley in his last outing, and general logic says he gives Marquez an early exit for the first time in his career.

 
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-Kevin Perry

COMMENTS

  1. In my mind the jury is still out on how much Pacquiao is really improved as opposed to simply having faced realtively lesser fighters at the higher weights.

    The overall class of his opponent pool in the last 3 years is lower than ti was from 2003 until Marquez II. Yes the opponents are bigger and that is a factor but not the only one.

    To me the much bigger variable is Marquez decline. That fight with Katsidis was just way more competitive than it should have been. Katsidis is not really a World top 12 calibre fighter and never was. Although marquez body looks good, I’m guessing the weight will still be a negative.

    Then again, I don’t think Pacquiao has looked his best the last couple of fights and I think HE too is fighting too heavy … handles it better being younger, more naturally athletic and allways having had stronger legs, but still a bit too heavy.

    But I guess Pac must feel confident too take this fight, it would be a very damaging comment on his career if he lost or even won as narrowly as the last time.

    Ten Count on November 12th, 2011 at 8:00 PM
  2. Looks like Pac will always be Marquez’s biotch.

    todaline on November 13th, 2011 at 10:38 AM

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