Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez: 10 Bold Predictions for the Mega-Fight
With the upcoming mega-fight between pound-for-pound great Manny Pacquiao and his toughest opponent of recent memory, Juan Manuel Marquez, steadily approaching, the chatter has already begun.
With how close the first two fights in the Pacquiao-Marquez series have been, the latest edition of the fight on November 12 should be no different.
Here are 10 bold predictions for the highly anticipated approaching bout between Pacquiao and Marquez.
Marquez Will out-Punch Pacquiao...Again
As the case on the first two fights, Juan Manuel Marquez will land more punches, at a better percentage than Manny Pacquiao.
In the first two stanzas of the Pacquiao-Marquez series, Marquez out-landed Pacquiao in each of the fights and many boxing analyst and fans felt that Marquez won both of the fights.
We will have to wait and see if Marquez out-landing Pacquiao in their rubber match will finally result in a victory over seven years in the making.
Both Fighters Will Be Knocked Down Multiiple Times
Both Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez will have each other meeting the canvas multiple times in their fight.
We have seen the two both go down against each other in the past, but in this fight, each will be knocked down multiple times.
Both Fighters Will Be Docked Points for Illegal Blows
Being that the fight will be the last time Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez will face off against each other, the fight will be a highly contested, urgent fight.
Since the first two fights in the series were so close, each of the fighters will let their emotions get he better of them and land a few illegal shots, having points deducted as result.
Mayweather Will Call Pacquiao out After Fight
Floyd Mayweather will let his presence be known at the fight and use it as the perfect spotlight to formally call Pacquiao out in front of a heavy pro-Pacquiao crowd.
Maybe all it will take to get this fight of the ground is for the two fighters to have a heated exchange in front of thousands in attendance and the millions of fans watching from home.
The Third Edition Will Be the Most Brutal
With both fighters having career status' on the line, Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez will batter each other, making for the most brutal fight of the trilogy.
Look for both fighters to be almost unrecognizable after the fight, no matter who comes out on top. Each fighter will put their all into this bout, giving us an exciting climax to a three-fight series that didn't disappoint.
Marquez Will Be the Aggressor
In order to get the judges to even consider swaying his way if the fight makes it to a decision for the third time, Juan Manuel Marquez must be the aggressor in the fight, and he must make this clearly evident right out the gates against Manny Pacquiao.
Even if it means taking a little more punishment in return, Marquez must push forward and not let up on his aggression all fight long.
If Marquez isn't the aggressor in the majority of the rounds, Pacquiao will almost be guaranteed his third win in three fights with Marquez.
Pacquiao Will Be in Trouble Early, but Gain the Momentum Late
Juan Manuel Marquez will come out hot and take an early hold on the fight against Manny Pacquiao.
With the possibility of this being Marquez's last fight, the adrenalin will be flowing like never before in Marquez's career, and he will use that to his advantage to land some power shots early on, and will look to have Pacquiao in trouble in the early rounds of the fight.
Look for Marquez to lose some steam after the first few round, where Pacquiao will use his speed to open Marquez up and begin his march towards a victory for the third time in as many tries against Marquez.
Marquez Will Retire If He Loses
After a long 18-year career full of ups and downs, losing one last time to Manny Pacquiao will be the last time we see the 38-year-old Juan Manuel Marquez in the ring.
Marquez has been known to hit lows in his career only to bounce back and fight his way back up to face the best, only to lose to the best and not make it over the hump.
If this indeed ends up being Marquez's last, the sport will be missing a great fighter who always found his way to the top, no matter how low he might have fallen.
Marquez Will Only Win by Decision
As made clearly evident the first two times Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez met in the ring, the only way Marquez will beat Pacquiao is by knockout victory.
Even if Marquez can land more punches, at a more efficient rate—as Marquez did in the first two fights—he will still find himself on the wrong end of a win.
Marquez will have to everything in his power to make sure the judges don't decide the fight for a third time.
Pacquiao Will Give the Gutsiest Performance of His Career
As made apparent in the first two meetings, Juan Manuel Marquez pushes Manny Pacquiao more than any other fighter Pac Man has met in his long career.
This will force Pacquiao to give it his all to try to and counter the expectantly aggressive Marquez .
We will see Pacquiao take the biggest hits in his career and fight forward only to land his fair share of heavy blows.
In the end, the world will see the heart and gutsy kind of performance that made Pacquiao's name and got him where he is today.