Manny Pacquiao vs Juan Manuel Marquez III lacks the drama and intrigue of their previous fight in their candidates in their much-storied trilogy.
Relatively unknown Texan boxer Kirkland delivered a tremendous career-defining performance against Alfredo Angulo by stopping him in Round 6 on Nov. 5, a week before Pacquiao vs Marquez.
The match was a thrilling back-and-forth slugfest that ended in Round 6. Pacquiao could end the fight against Marquez in the same round that Kirkland-Angulo ended and it would still not be as special.
Here are a few reasons why that is so.