Marquez looking for KO against Pacquiao


Juan Manuel Marquez shows bulging muscles. Photos: Rafael Soto-Zanfer Promotions

MANILA, Philippines — Bulging muscles and speedy hands.

Juan Manuel Marquez showed local media and his fans on Wednesday what to expect from him on Dec. 8, when he tangles with Manny Pacquiao for the fourth time at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Already in great shape, Marquez delighted the packed crowd at Romanza Gym in Mexico City when he did his training routines before the observant eyes of legendary trainer Ignacio “Nacho” Beristain and conditioning coach Angel Heredia.

According to Ernesto Castellanos of Mexican sports daily Esto, Marquez said he’s trained even harder and is in much better shape than last year, when he lost to Pacquiao by majority decision in their third showdown.

The fight plan, bared Marquez, who chiefly worked on his speed and strength, is to attack Pacquiao’s body round by round and look for the knockout.

Marquez said he didn’t want the judges to deny him of a victory for the third time, alluding that the judges had a hand in his controversial draw with Pacquiao in 2004 and a split decision loss in their rematch four years later.

After the workout, promoter Fernando Beltran told the media he’s satisfied because Marquez appeared to be “very strong” and all that his fighter needs is “to be very fast.”

Pacquiao, meanwhile, appeared anew as guest in Jimmy Kimmel Live! late Wednesday  in Los Angeles. It was the seventh stint for Pacquiao in the show. Roy Luarca

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  • joshua kings

    di na po ako manonood ng boksing kasama na mga laban ni packyaw; 
    kasi aking napagtanto na ito ay isang lokohan lang at matagal na nilang ginagago ang mga tao….naging mapaglinlang na at niloloko lang tayo nitong mga nakikinabang sa madugong industrya na ito….

  • FortCity

    Prediction: fight will end up in a split decision, this time in favor of JuanMa. Pac will suffer a bruise in his eyebrow while JuanMa will suffer with a broken nose….ha ha ha ha ha…and the winner? …nothing more than the operator of the MGM venue and the corporation for the PPV. The loser?…nothing more than the fooled viewers who paid PPV and and movie outlets.

  • Teresita

    don’t talk too much people, let  us wait and see, we cannot judge them now, whoever will win then that is a great challenge to both boxers kudos!!!

  • msm25

    pre-prehas nlang kyo ng cnasabi…knina my mbasa pako inaakusahan nman daw ni roach na ngddrugs si marquez!!!!! prang my cnusunod nlang kyong script ah?????

  • Gandalf

    Perhaps pacquiao’s time in the sun is over. Hope I’m wrong, though.
    Manny’s fire is gone.
    But its all right, he is already a legend.

  • m1600

    politician,actor, entertainer…. yan nlang ang gawin mo Pacquiao . wag ng Boxing.

    • msm25

      bliktad na hahahaha……….

  • malek_abdul

    Pacquiao must knockout Marquez this time otherwise it will be a unanimous decision in favor of Marquez. Pacquiao must not take Marquez lightly because this guy is out there to KO Pacquiao.

  • Leop233

    whiner then…whiner well as his blind fans

  • Erwin John J. Leveriza

    wala pa ding kwenta yang muscle na yan…ang pinag uusapan hinaluan na niya ng gulang yung third fight wala pa ding nangyari and sino ba may record for knockdown sa tatlong laban.

  • WAJ

    Watch out, this man is so serious about the fight. This could be the fight with Pacquiao that he’s been waiting for…Gotta watch this one very closely… 

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