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Pacquiao vs. Marquez Fight Time: All the Details for Saturday's Big Fight

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 11:  Boxers Manny Pacquiao (L) and Juan Manuel Marquez pose during the official weigh-in for their bout 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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Eric BowmanFeatured ColumnistNovember 12, 2011

Manny Pacquiao will square off against Juan Manuel Marquez for the third time in his career, and the atmosphere out west will be very intense. 

This is easily one of the most anticipated fights of 2011 because of the history between Marquez and Pacquiao. 

The first time these two fought was in 2004, and it ended in a controversial draw. The second time around, in 2008, Pacquiao won by a split decision. 

Marquez claims he truly won both fights, which has angered and motivated Pacquiao to finally settle the score on Saturday night. 

With that said, let's take a look at the details for Saturday's big fight. 


Where: MGM Grand Garden Arena. Las Vegas, Nevada


When: Saturday, November 12 at 9 p.m. EST


Watch: HBO Pay-Per-View. DirecTV Channel 123 (SD) and 124 (HD).


Cost: $54.95 in SD. $64.95 in HD 


Live Stream: The easiest way to catch the fight online is the pay per view stream through HBO


Weigh In 

Manny Pacquiao weighed in at 143-pounds, which is his lightest weight in his five fights. 

Juan Manuel Marquez weighed in at 142-pounds, which is the exact same weight he was the last time he fought at welterweight. That was against Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Marquez never stood a chance. 


Key Storyline

Will Marquez finally beat Pacquiao? 

This is the last installment of the Pacquiao vs. Marquez trilogy, and it will not disappoint. Since Marquez has been stating he's beaten Pacquiao twice, it makes this matchup even more intriguing. 

Marquez doesn't have that marquee victory in his career, and a win on Saturday night would shock the boxing world, and help Marquez's case to be considered one of the greats. 


Keys to a Pacquiao Victory 

Pacquiao must come out strong and make his presence known in the early rounds. If he can get under Marquez's skin in the first few rounds, it will make all the difference in the world. 

Knockdowns were the difference makers in the their previous fights, which is why Pacquiao has to get after Marquez right from the start. 


Keys to a Marquez Victory 

Marquez cannot get into trouble in the early going. If he finds himself in a hole, it won't end well. The key for Marquez is to surprise Pacquiao in the first few rounds. 

If Marquez can rock Pacquiao once the fight gets underway, it will put Pac-Man in an uncomfortable place, which Marquez can use to his advantage. The 38-year-old better be in excellent condition, or Pacquiao will make him pay in the later rounds. 



Fatigue will come into play for Marquez, and Pacquiao will capitalize with a knockout punch in the eighth round. 

It's been a few years since Pacquiao won by way of a knockout, but he's more focused than ever, and he will dominate Marquez to settle the score once and for all. 


For the latest news and updates on Pacquiao Vs. Marquez, and for all the latest news and insight on all things boxing, be sure to check out Bleacher Report's Boxing Central


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