Why Manny Pacquiao Cannot Win Against Juan Manuel Marquez

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Why Manny Pacquiao Cannot Win Against Juan Manuel Marquez
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Manny Pacquiao cannot win against Juan Manuel Marquez.

Pacquiao is in a no-win situation when it comes to his long-awaited rubber match with his longtime nemesis (who actually has the you-know-what to actually step into the ring with him), Juan Manuel Marquez.

Pacquiao vs. Marquez is taking place November 12th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and can be seen live on HBO PPV.

Many fight fans and critics are criticizing this rubber match, since they feel it is happening too late, when Manny is much larger and accustomed to fighting at the higher weight classes of welterweight whereas the smaller-framed Marquez has reached his weight class limit and should not really be fighting north of 135 lbs.

Manny is now 32 and Juan is much older, pushing the big 40 at the age of 38. Critics are saying this fight is happening way too late.

Their first fight happened seven years ago in which the official outcome was a controversial draw. The rematch took four years to happen, in 2008, where Manny won a highly controversial split decision. Three years later, here we are getting ready for the long-awaited rubber match.

Pacquiao must not just win, but he must win big to erase any doubts that Juan won their first two fights.

Marquez has never been stopped in his very impressive, legendary career that spans over 18 years and has seen him win numerous titles from 126 to 135. In fact, one of Juan's most impressive talents is how fast he recovers from a hard knockdown to pick himself up from the canvas and fight on even harder where lesser fighters would never get up.

So one of the real questions of this third matchup is, will Pacquiao be the first to stop Marquez?

Is Juan really looking for redemption or is he really looking to cash the biggest retirement check of his career?

The way I look at it: Even if Manny wins it, it seems he is in a no-win situation against Marquez.

Let's take a look at this slideshow and see exactly what I am talking about, shall we fight fans?

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