The saga continues… The two fighters who seem to never get their rivalry concluded. Boxing pound for pound Manny Pacquiao and Mexico’s pride Juan Manuel Marquez will try to conclude all things once and for all on the upcoming fight this December 8. Tickets are now available for anyone who wants to watch it live.
Pacquiao vs Marquez Controversy
Pacquiao vs Marquez 3 is full of controversy. Many people are split on the decision of the judges in giving Manny Pacquiao the win. Personally, I do not want to be the judge of that fight because it is really close. Many people would claim that Marquez is the challenger and therefore he should be agressive, being a counter puncher that he is, waiting for shots, he lost the fight. But for me, I think, agressive or not, Juan Manuel Marquez did put up a good fight for Manny Pacquiao and deserves a praise.
Toe Stepping Incident
Fans have been aghast by the technique of toe stepping by Juan Manuel Marquez. To see this live is probably one way to make the Pacquiao fans angry. But a true boxing fans know that when a southpaw and an orthodox fighter fights in the ring, toe stepping is a regular occurrence. We should not judge Juan Manuel Marquez for this kind of incident because for one, you don’t want to be looking at your feet when a punch that could knock you out is coming in swarms and two positioning of the feet is essential in boxing and so stepping on it might be a good strategy but of course without being too obvious about it.
Who will win, Manny Pacquiao vs Juan Manuel Marquez
I am sure that the majority of bets would be on Manny Pacquiao. He have been a majority favorite in most of his fights. Juan Manuel Marquez will always be a favorite of Mexico and he has become an icon and a hero of Mexican crowd. But as for the bets and predictions, I will put my money on Manny Pacquiao. But I will admit that this would be a very close fight. Juan Manuel Marquez have a lot of grudge and will be hungry to take the belt. As seen from his improvement from the Marquez vs Mayweather Jr fight to the Pacquiao vs Marquez 3 fight. This guy is very determined and dangerous.
Pacquiao’s busy schedule as a congressman, celebrity and other activities might hinder the boxer to perform at his outmost capabilities. I personally think that Pacquiao have been very dedicated in the congress so as to tackle very important issues. I don’t like his views in politics, but as a boxer, I like the guy. And I hope he shows improvement from his last fight with Marquez or Bradley in his upcoming fight.