Pacquiao vs. Marquez: Why Over-Hyped Fight Won't Live Up to Expectations

Kyle SkovCorrespondent IINovember 11, 2011

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 06:  (L-R) Professional Boxer Manny Pacquiao, boxing promoter Bob Arum, and Professional Boxer and Juan Manuel Marquez attend the press conference for their World Welterweight Championship Fight at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers on September 6, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
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There is no doubt that this fight has been hyped up, but it is the third installment of this fight, and while both Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez are two of the best fighters today, this fight just will not live up to the hype.

This fight cannot bring anything that the other fights have not.

The first fight between the two had controversy and no real result. The second fight ended with a win for Manny Pacquiao. This fight will likely end like the second fight did with a win for Pacquiao.

If Marquez is able to pull off an upset, he will make himself rise a bit, but there is the cloud of performance enhancing drugs hanging over this fight. If Marquez succeeds and gets the win, then it will more than likely be called a fluke.

The fight also is one that is very even, but it has a speed fighter going against another fighter with speed. Marquez will try to offset the rhythm of the fight, while Pacquiao will try to dictate.

This fight is one that will not be too exciting to the neutral observer. For a big boxing fan who wants to watch a match built off of good strategy, this one will be for them.

The fighter who has learned the most from previous fights between the two will win this fight. If one does not capitalize on tapes of fights and go into this one prepared with a new strategy from the ones in the past, they will lose.