Pacquiao, Marquez weigh in before bout

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Manny Pacquiao, left, and Juan Manuel Marquez pose for photos during the weigh-in for their welterweight fight, Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, in Las Vegas. Pacquiao and Marquez are scheduled to face off on Saturday in their fourth fight. AP Photo/Julie Jacobson

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao and Mexican legend Juan Manuel Marquez officially made weight Saturday for their fourth encounter at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

In a livestreaming of the event, Pacquiao (54-4-2, 38 KOs), who edged his Mexican rival in their third fight via majority decision in November 2011, tipped the scales at exactly 147 pounds.

Marquez (54-6-1, 39 KOs), who appeared to be the more chiseled fighter, on the other hand, weighed in at 143 pounds.

Both fighters are aiming for a definitive win this time around after their first three meetings ended in controversial wins.

The 39-year-old Marquez, who believed he won in all of the previous battles which all went the distance, forged a draw after getting dropped three times in the first round during their epic clash in May 2004.

Pacquiao, who turns 34 on December 17, dropped Marquez anew in their second fight but still it went on to be a tight affair with the eight-time division champion eking out the win via split decision in March 2008.

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  • joerizal

    Go Marquez!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NLO2AAP3EKVA2H3FI2AM2KTGAA Jay

    Synthethic urine na ang iniinom ni Marquez…

  • Camilo_Cienfuegos

    I’ll put my 5.0million bet to Pacman instead to Aman Futures.  I am sure, tutubo pa ako, maski maliit lang!!!!

    Go…go…go…Manny!!!! Knock out this big mouth Mexican!!!!!

    Bay Manny, nag-ampo gyud ko sa Ginoo na makadaog ka sa fight nimo, para sa atuang Pilipinas at sa mga kaluoy na kahimanwa nato didto sa Mindanao….mag-hulat kami saimong tabang!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/mauli.champ Mauli Champ

    I wish the Best of Everything for our Champ!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5UOZM4PWIDKO7G64HL3PPMXUTM Constantine

    147 lbs is already the natural weight for the Pacman. Speed is not a problem anymore.  The only problem now is how can Pacman hit Marquez with solid punches so that he will win by knockout.

  • bugoybanggers

    Ayos ito, ipusta muna ninyo ang mga INTERNATIONAL AID para sa mga nasalanta ng BAGYO baka sakaling madoble! Naku? Nag iisip na naman ng pera ang mga POLITIKO nito. Papano na ang mga nasalanta ng BAGYO? Baka mabura na naman sa isipan ng iba iyan? O magdala sila ng TV sa site habang nagrerescue para makapanood sa laban ni PASTOR Manny. Ibang iba na si MANNY ngayon talagang wala ng spiritual guidance.. si PASTOR dati humihingi ng bendisyon dahil totoy pa siya, ngayon siya na ang NAGBEBENDISYON kasi aso na siya. Hala basta sa pustahan larga mga PINOY, maganda ngayon dahil mahahati na ang atensyun ng mga tao kasama ang PUSTA!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6MSIDZZD4M6TJRVM23TLZPYM7U Ed D

    ganda naman ng effects ng steroids kay Marquez…. bilugin yung mga pandesal niya…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JGK6CG3WJ2JJSPULJB3RZO73S4 Ferzius Fhorn

    Go Pacquiao! you’re the best!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDXEVEFHW2ZT5VWHDWBNM6XGE4 RyanE

    Hmm.. heavier weight could be translated to heavier punches, however extra weight could slow down a fighter..

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