Boxing

Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez: Why History Will Repeat Itself

Pacquaio vs Marquez 4 is sure to be a barn-burner, unfortunately for Marquez, he won't be able to get the win.
Pacquaio vs Marquez 4 is sure to be a barn-burner, unfortunately for Marquez, he won't be able to get the win.Victor Decolongon/Getty Images
Daine PavloskiAnalyst IINovember 27, 2012

Juan Manuel Marquez is still searching for a victory over Manny Pacquiao in the ring, and will still be looking after their fourth bout on December 8. 

Pacquaio and Marquez have had one of the best recent rivalries in the boxing world.

They have put on three epic matches, all going the distance. Pacquaio snagged victories in the last two fights, after the two fought to a draw in their first meeting. 

Pacquiao's two victories came at the discretion of the judges after going the full 12 rounds.  Pacquiao-Marquez IV will be no different. 

With the pressure on the 34-year-old Pacquaio, he'll do what he always has; win.

He wins fights left and right and hey, he even won a political election in 2010. The dude doesn't know how to lose. He's lost just four times in his career and has only drawn twice. 

Marquez is coming into the matchup with a lot of momentum, losing just three matches in the last six years, buthas yet to win the big one against Pacquaio.

He's been close in the first three meetings and he'll be close again, but will ultimately come up short.  

Marquez is a great boxer. He's won seven world titles in four different weight classes. He's tough, but just can't get it done against Pacquaio

Pacquaio has Marquez's number.

While many thought that Pacquiao-Marquez III should have gone to Marquez, the stats say otherwise. According to ESPN.com, Pacquaio landed 176 punches to Marquez's 138, while landing 117 power punches to Marquez's 100. 

Every time these two come together, they put on a great show.  But Marquez's counter-punching style, that has been decent in their first three meetings, won't hold up for 12 more rounds.  

Pacquaio-Marquez IV will go the full 12 rounds, coming down to a judge's decision.

But in the end, Manny Pacquaio will once again be the victor on December 8 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. 

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