Pacquiao vs. Marquez 3: Marquez's Mouth Will Lead to Pac-Man Knockout

Michael MillSenior Analyst IIINovember 12, 2011

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 11:  (C) Boxer Manny Pacquiao steps on the scale to weigh 143 pounds as trainer (L) Freddie Roach looks at the scale during the official weigh-in for his bout against Juan Manuel Marquez at the MGM Grand Garden Arena November 11, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao will defend his WBO welterweight title against Marquez when the two meet in the ring for the third time on November 12 in Las Vegas.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Maybe it's a part of his strategy, but Juan Manuel Marquez is running his mouth right up to the start of Pacquiao vs. Marquez III.

It's a strategy that makes me scratch my head. I don't see it working out in his favor.

Every opportunity that Marquez has got to add some fuel to the fire, he has done just that.

Marquez says he plans to knock out Pacquiao. Pac-Man just smiles.

Marquez tells the world that was robbed and should have won the first two fights against the champ. Pac-Man just smiles.

What does Marquez really think that he is going to gain by talking all of this trash before the two step in the ring?

It seems to me like it's doing nothing but giving Pacquiao extra incentive to put Marquez on the mat early.

Maybe that's his strategy. Marquez must have a date after the fight and can't wait for the thing to go the full 12-rounds.

Why in the world would you want to anger the best pound for pound boxer in the world?

There has to be some reasoning behind the trash talk other than the fact that Marquez's head is just too big for his shoulders.

Whatever that reasoning is, it isn't going to work.

Pacquiao may keep his cool outside the ring, but he is going to be furious when that first bell sounds.

Pac-Man won't won't Marquez walking around talking about how he got cheated yet again. Look for Pacquiao to drop Marquez early, making sure this one doesn't go to the judge's scorecards.