Pacquiao vs. Marquez: 3 Reasons PPV Is Worth the Cash

Michael DixonAnalyst IIINovember 11, 2011

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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Boxing events aren't cheap. Saturday's Manny Pacquiao (C) vs. Juan Manuel Marquez WBO World Welterweight Title fight will cost viewers $54.95 in Standard Definition and $64.95 in High Definition.

So, if you're wondering whether this event is worth your hard-earned money, please consider these three things.

The first two Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez fights were incredible.

While Manny Pacquiao does not have an unblemished record, no fighter has been a greater in-ring rival to him than Juan Manuel Marquez. 

I can actually give you more than three reasons to order this fight. I can give you 24. After all, that's how many rounds these two warriors have had against each other. 

Pacquiao escaped the first two fights with a 1-0-1 record. While that looks one-sided, either one of those two fights could have gone to Marquez. 

Based on what these two have done in the past, the third fight of an epic trilogy is worth watching. Maybe this one won't be as good as the first two. But what if it is? What if it's better?

If this one is anywhere near that good, you won't want to miss it.

Will Manny Pacquiao top Floyd Mayweather?

In the ring, Juan Manuel Marquez has been Pacquiao's greatest rival. Away from the ring, that man has been Floyd Mayweather.

In September, we saw Mayweather knock Victor Ortiz out with a controversial yet decisive punch. 

Now, Pacquiao doesn't need to do that, but he will build momentum in his career and at least equal Mayweather by beating Marquez.

Remember that Marquez's last loss came against Mayweather. On Saturday, Pacquiao can change that.

Boxing cards aren't only main events

This is something that really needs to be remembered. You're not just getting Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez. If that was the case, then it probably wouldn't be worth paying.

But when you buy a fight, you're paying for an entire card.

Who knows what you might see there? There are always fine up-and-coming boxers that fight on these cards. If nothing else, you're bound to get a few good fights before the actual main event.

It's your money and you're certainly free to do with it what you will. But if you order this event, you will get your money's worth.

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