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Marquez vows to KO Pacquiao this time

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Mexican great Juan Manuel Marquez sees only two ways to exact revenge on Filipino tormentor Manny Pacquiao when they collide anew on Dec. 8.

Either he wins decisively or knocks Pacquiao cold.

“This fight, I will try to knock out Pacquiao,” Marquez told Informer.com recently.

“I need to add a new wrinkle in this fight and make it decisive this time,” Marquez also told BoxingScene.com.

Marquez’s pledge not to let the judges get in the way this time is understandable.

Their previous three fights were all close, with the first ending in a draw and the other two going Pacquiao’s way by split and majority decision, respectively.

Marquez believes he won them all and wants to prove his superiority over the eight-division world champion.

He knows that beating Pacquiao decisively won’t be easy. Pacquiao has sent him to the canvas four times while he has yet to score one against the Filipino superstar.

This has motivated Marquez to whip his 39-year-old body into the best shape possible for their fourth duel set at 147 pounds at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

According to Marquez, he and legendary trainer Nacho Beristain will put premium on gaining speed to neutralize Pacquiao’s lateral movements.

Still, Marquez’s main weapon will be his counterpunching skills that have proven to be a problem for Pacquiao and his longtime trainer, Freddie Roach.

“Marquez does have a hard style for us,” Roach told On the Ropes Boxing Radio. “He knows how to get Manny to move into the right hand and we just got to nullify that.”


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Tags: Boxing , Juan Manuel Marquez , Manny Pacquiao

  • http://twitter.com/TUBAGBOHOLcom TUBAGBOHOL.com

    It’s only words… and words are all Marquez has…

  • sam_aquino

    zzzzzzz, ngork, ngork… 
    zzzzzzz, ngork, ngork…
    zzzzzzz, ngork, ngork…

  • barada69

    Everyone should realize that whatever comes out from the mouth of these two fighters are only part of their marketing blah blah blah, they depend on each other to make this fight a huge success at the gate and PPV earnings. No doubt Marquez is the only fighter outside of the Pacquiao-Mayweather realm that can bring financial windfall and excitement to boxing at this point in time. Pacquiao made an excellent decision to dump Bradley, he’s useless in the ring and  PPV, Bradley is better off in comedy show !

  • junsepara

    Marquez has yet to show if he can knockdown pacman let alone knock him out, in their last two outings, he has kissed the canvas 4 times it is only the third fight that he change his style of punch and run that he was able to scape being knockdown, had he fought like their last two fights, marquez would have been knockdown again. I believe more of pacman knocking him down than marquez is saying.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GUDXSLGDJSVES3MAZKXXMXJXXM Ratzkey

    kung ayaw na kay Pacquiao wag na lang manood or bumili ng PPV natural lang naman yan sa sports na may lumilipas din. wag na lang magsiraan di maganda at tayoy pilipino na dapat may maipagmamalaki lalo na sa kaugalian. baka manalo uli si Pacman ng KO eh di balik loob ulit tayo eh di mas mahirap na yun.

  • BlueBaron

    Pacquiao has been eaten up by the political system. He should have been listening to his guardian devil Singson who had been whispering him over the shoulder this whole time. 

    Marquez!.. Marquez!..

  • Bogart747

    di na ako manonood sa walang kwentang laban .It should have been bradley para magka alaman na .pacquiao wil hit the canvass this time.

  • azkal futbol

    pera pera lang yan… tapos press release ni pacquiao para sa bayan ito… laos ka na… sana tumigil na

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_G7X5DO3WNUK4ORHZCFW4IAYS24 Lloyd

    Go go go Marquez. This time you will win convincingly. Laos na c Pacman pera pera na lang yan.

  • ThePattern

    who gives a sheet!



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