While critics of boxing may point to the lack of attractive high-profile matchups as the reason that Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez are meeting for the fourth time, there is no argument that these two fighters have put on three stellar performances.
This is an exciting matchup between two talented, aggressive and willful fighters.
The fourth meeting at MGM Grand in Las Vegas Dec. 8 seems to be quite predictable. The first three fights have all been close decisions, so why shouldn't the fourth fight follow the same pattern?
Pacquiao has a 2-0-1 record in those first three fights, but since they were close decision he may be concerned that officials may psychologically favor Marquez in this matchup.
Pacquiao may try to change his strategy so he can have a more decisive edge at the conclusion of this fight.
Ideally, both fighters would like to stop their opponent. However, we see another 12-round decision in this fight.