Juan Manuel has been unable to beat Manny Pacquiao. This weekend the boxing will get one more chance to pick up his first win in this rivalry. Pacquiao Marquez IV is set for Saturday 8th December at the MGM Grant in Las Vegas. Coverage begins on HBO at 9 p.m. ET. Unlike each of the three precious bouts, this will not be a title fight. We will be providing online Live result updates with full information and details only on Asportsnews.
The fight airs live on HBO PPV, and to get ready for the fight, HBO Sports has produced another entrant in their superb under the Lights series. This preview video gives you a quick 5 minute primer on what to look for from each man in the ring Saturday night, breaking down small moments from the previous fights to gives you a detailed technical analysis of how these two match up.This is super well produced and is perfect for casual boxing fans looking to tune in for the big fight on Saturday. Th’s hard to watch it and not get excited of the fight to come.
Manny Pacquiao vs Juan Manuel Marquez Boxing Fight
Saturday, 8th December 2012
Live on pay-per-view
Time: 2:00 UK time
Venue: MGM Grant in Las Vegas
A bloodied Juan Manuel Marquez rallied to knock out eight division champ Manny Pacquiao with one second left in the sixth round and win the fourth fight of their epic boxing rivalry.
Pacquiao has gone 2-0-1 in the fighter’s three previous meetings, Marquez had a chance to win each bout. If it weren’t for the three knockdown he suffered in the first round of their 2004 fight, Marquez might have defeated Pac-Man. Their rematch in 2008 resulted in a split decision, in which many including Marquez though he4 should have been named the winner. Pacquito marquez III was also controversial, though Pacquiao won by majority decision. Despite his previous failures, Marquez is confident entering Saturday. Un 36 rounds he has never been knocked out by his opponent, and he’s only been knocked down once in the last 35 rounds.
The previous matches between the two boxers have come in all different weight classes. This time around, Pacquiao and Marquez will face off in a welterweight bout. Doing so should benefit Pacquiao, who’s had success moving up in weight classes. The same can’t be said for Marquez, who has straggled in the weight class, losing decisively to both Pacquiao and Floyd May weather.Both fighters have had long, storied careers with 54 wins apiece. If the first three bouts between these two are any indication, this should be a very competitive fight.
Marquez has come close to defeating Pacquiao in the past, and has proven he can go the distance with Pac-Man. Pacquiao, though, matches up well with his opponent.
He’s one of the best combination punchers around, something that Marquez has been know to have trouble with. Fighting as a welterweight also gives the favorite an advantage. It should be competitive but Pacquiao will likely remain undefeated in this rivalry.