On November 12 this year the two prominent boxers in world of boxing have got to face again for the third time, Pacquiao vs. Marquez trilogy is held at MGM Grand Arena Las Vegas. This fight seems to be their most awaited fight ever in boxing history. Their clash started in 2004 and 2008 which having a lot of controversy. Way back in their first fight, Pacquiao has dropped down Marquez in the first round of 12 rounds, and unfortunately for Pacquiao, Marquez have come to stand till the last round and its result as a draw. In 2008, at one point lead in favor of Pacquiao resulting to a split decision won by Manny Pacquiao. And now this year is probably the answers to the questions, who won their previous fights. Now a lot has change. Pacquiao and Marquez make their own steps to achieve what is best for them and what do they deserve. But between them, one of them is now on the top, and toughest among them, he won seven consecutive fights, he is one of the stars in boxing history right now, and became the Pound for Pound King hall of famer, and that is Manny Pacquiao. People are now asking who will be the winner between them and what kind of fight will happen when they clash inside the ring?
A lot of boxers have their own fighting styles, skills, abilities, techniques, power, speed, stamina and weakness. And Pacquiao and Marquez is one of them, Pacquiao fighting style is compared to Bruce Lee’ s style, where in the jab and the hand speed is there. It is noticed by Teri Tom, a female martial arts instructor and member of Bruce Lee Foundation, that Pacquiao’s fighting skills to be akin Bruce Lee. “The way you throw your jabs and punches, sometimes it looks very much like Bruce Lee. Is that conscious? Very few people throw jab that way. When you’re a kid did you watch him?” she asked, and then Pacquiao immediately admitted, “Bruce Lee is my idol. All Bruce Lee’s movies I watched it. You know, the quickness, hands speed, foot work. That’s speed,” and one thing that Pacquiao have is that he is a Boxer-puncher, is a well-rounded boxer who is able to fight at close range with a combination of technique and power, often with the ability to knock opponents out with a combination and in some instances a single shot .His move and tactics are similar to that of an out-fighter, but instead of winning by a decision, he intend to wear their opponents down using combinations and then a move in to score the knockout. And the most popular Manny Pacquiao is in his killer left hand powerful punch in which if this landed to his opponents that may cause a knock out or a mass damage. Some boxers who experience his bad left hand are, Barrera, Erick Morales, Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton, Miguel Cotto, Sugar Shane Mosley, and of course his upcoming opponents Juan Manuel Marquez. In every fight of Manny Pacquiao every throw of punch is being watched and every fight he is proven and tested, that he is one of a kind, a number one Pound for Pound King.
Marquez have the strong chin why? Because in Pacquiao vs. Marquez I, he dropped down three times in early round one, and able to manipulate and survive the power punches of Pacquiao. Marquez always hit by Pacquiao on his chin, and it doesn’t matter to Marquez. His boxing style is a Counter puncher; he is slippery, defensive that often relies on his opponent’s mistakes in order to gain the advantage whether it is on the score cards or more preferably a knockout. He use well rounded defense to avoid or block host and then immediately catch the opponent off guard with a well placed and time punch. Thus fighting against counter punchers requires constant feinting and never telegraphing a punch for the counter puncher to generate a good offense from. His style is successful because Marquez have good reflexes; intelligence, punch, accuracy and he also have good hand speed. Pacquiao and Marquez are good in close fight, the viewers and fans are love to watch that kind of fight, it gives them entertainment and excitement on that fight.
Even though they have different styles, there is one thing that Marquez don’t have while Pacquiao has. That one thing is, when we talk about the divisions that they have to fight, number here is Manny Pacquiao, and because Pacquiao can easily go in any division, without losing speed, power stamina, for short he lose nothing when he gain weight or he loss wait but instead Pacquiao gain more and be the toughest. While Marquez doesn’t have it, because his last fight with a catch weight of 142-pounds against Floyd Mayweather Jr. he definitely do nothing and he cannot cope up with his opponents, his speed gets slower , and it cause his loss with Mayweather Jr. Boxing analysts said that boxer like Pacquiao can easily manage his body’s speed power stamina and weight, it is not because of Magic or “Anting-Anting o Agimat” (lucky charm), it is because of the fist of Our Pound for Pound King Manny Pacquiao fist is size eight inches circumferences, and they say if you have that you can easily goes up and down in any division he want to be in. Pacquiao have the good instinct and gist in boxing.
The Pacquiao vs. Marquez will mark on the boxing history, it is because it is not their first fight and this time it is more serious to face each other inside the ring and for sure they will not take each other lightly. Pacquiao have improved much and much better and it he proves to us that no matter what, he will give his best and all to have the good and clean fight.