Pacquiao vs Marquez Can't Compete with Kirkland vs Angulo

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Pacquiao vs Marquez Can't Compete with Kirkland vs Angulo
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Texas fighter James Kirkland

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.

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