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Pacquiao vs. Marquez Odds: Pacquiao Loss Doesn't Kill Potential Bout with Floyd

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 09:  Boxers Manny Pacquiao (L) and Juan Manuel Marquez pose during the final news conference for their bout at the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino November 9, 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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Matt FaulconerFeatured ColumnistNovember 12, 2011

Manny Pacquiao is a heavy favorite to win tonight's WBO Welterweight title bout. His current odds sit at -500, and nearly everyone in the boxing world is expecting him to roll through Juan Manuel Marquez.

Pacquiao is 1-0-1 against Marquez in his career but has yet to knock out the Mexican boxer. He's hoping that changes tonight.

Nevertheless, every boxing fan wants to see Pacquiao take on Floyd Mayweather. The two boxers have seemingly been on a crash course for years, but have never been able to agree to terms on a bout.

Even if Pacquiao were to lose tonight, it wouldn't kill the hype around the potential superfight.

That fight would be one of the biggest of all time, no matter what were to happen tonight. Floyd Mayweather has never lost a fight in his career, but many people believe that Pacquiao would hand him his first defeat. Even if Pac-Man lost against Dinamita tonight, tons of boxing fans would still have faith in Pacquiao defeating Money.

The superfight needs to happen. It has to happen. No matter what happens tonight, we all want to see these two superstars set foot in the center of the ring. We want them to exchange blows, and we want to learn once and for all who the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world is.

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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