Tonight will be the third, and likely final, edition to the Pacquiao vs. Marquez rivalry.
Pacquiao vs. Marquez III has been one of the most anticipated boxing matches in recent years. Finally, in a few hours the two will face off and put a conclusion to the story.
Pacquiao is the heavy favorite for the fight after defeating Marquez in their second meeting. The first fight between the two ended in a draw.
Both of those fights went the distance. That may not be the case tonight.
Bodog.eu has the current odds for the fight length set at 10.5 rounds.
Although the first two fights between these two fighters went the full length, it's not going to happen in the third meeting.
Juan Manuel Marquez has stated multiple times that he felt he was robbed in both of the previous fights.
If you don't want the fight to go to the judge's scorecards, then you need to end it early.
The last thing Marquez wants is for this fight to go to the judges yet again. He is not happy with the way that ended for him twice.
Marquez will be looking for a knockout.
Manny Pacquiao has faced many questions about Marquez over the past few weeks. Many of those questions have been about Marquez's remarks about the decisions in the first two fights.
Pac-Man may keep a smile on his face, but he is likely burning on the inside. There is no way that he likes having his reputation and ability questioned because Marquez's mouth.
Pacquiao will want to make a statement. By winning via knockout, there will be no question who is the better fighter.
Marquez wants a knockout. Pacquiao wants a knockout.
It doesn't matter who wins this one. I wouldn't bet on it going the distance.
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