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Arum: Pacquiao Will Push To Destroy Marquez's Defense

By Edward Chaykovsky

Top Rank's CEO, Bob Arum, expects to have the "old Manny Pacquiao" back on November 12, when the Filipino superstar faces Juan Manuel Marquez in a trilogy clash. Many critics felt Pacquiao and his last opponent, Shane Mosley, were too friendly with each other and the well-mannered relationship made for a bad fight.

The heat has been building between Pacquiao and Marquez since 2004 - when they fought to a controversial draw, and then in 2008 Pacquiao won a disputed split decision in the rematch. Marquez has often claimed that he was robbed in both fights. Arum predicts that everyone will see a very aggressive showing from Pacquiao.

“I think Marquez is a big test for Manny,” said Arum to The Philippine Star. “Manny is aware of that. Their first two fights were close. Manny has to be at his best to win over Marquez. This will be competitive. Manny will go all out to destroy Marquez’ defense which is quite good. I think you’ll see Manny show his old fire and fury against Marquez who’s not going to back down. I expect Manny to throw his best punches.”

Marquez has repeatedly claimed he was robbed of victory in his two fights against Pacquiao. The first ended in a split draw even as the Mexican went down thrice in the opening round. The outcome should’ve been a win by split decision for Pacquiao but judge Burt Clements erred in scoring the first round 10-7 instead of 10-6. The second was another close encounter with Pacquiao eking out a split 12-round verdict on the strength of decking Marquez once in the third.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LeadUppercut on 06-30-2011

[QUOTE=tangalog2200;10766497]yes, i might be seeing ghosts but the pac jmm bout will be explosive for two reasons... [B]both pac and jmm will move to outdo the pbf ortiz fight[/B].....in addition to... settling their own scores[/QUOTE] No, they will not. Marquez…

Comment by tangalog2200 on 06-29-2011

[QUOTE=mushahadeen;10749900]fight wud b better @ 140. but even @ 144-145 marquez still has a chance bcuz: 1. marquez s smart 2. marquez s a counterpuncher 3. marquez s a great fighter 4. marquez s on a pretty impressive winning streak…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 06-29-2011

[QUOTE=LeadUppercut;10761710]Manny knows that like the back of his hand. He is living it !! His gormless fans wouldnt have a clue. Go Danny Green, ooops, I mean Manny.[/QUOTE] [B]Absurd[/B] Pronunciation:/əbˈsəːd/ adjective wildly unreasonable, illogical, or inappropriate: arousing amusement or derision;…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 06-29-2011

[QUOTE=boxingfan76;10750288]are you so sure?? jmm out connected pac by 10 punches in the first fight, then by 30 punches in the second, thats a pattern already, pac better win big because so far he hasnt proven he can really beat…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 06-28-2011

[QUOTE=DominiBox;10750197]Let's compare Marquez and Victor Ortiz. Ability to adjust = Marquez Intelligence in the ring = Marquez Counter Punching = Marquez Experience = Marquez When was the last time Marquez quit ? So flomo....can you tell me why this is…

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