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The analysis and prediction of the most anticipated fight between fighter of the decade and WBO welterweight champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquaio (53 (38)–3–2) vs Juan Manuel “Dinamita” Marquez, (53(39)–5–1) in MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, scheduled on November 12, 2011 is overwhelmingly in favor of the Pacman.
Let us dissect few boxing famous personalities about their prediction/analysis of this fight.
1. Nonito “The Filipino Flash”Donaire” (WBC/WBO Bantamweight Champion – Speaks about his prediction posted in the Deans Corner of www.philstar.com., “too big, too strong and two quick”. “Marquez has gotten bigger but he’s not the fast type so it may not matter if the extra weight slows him down,” said Donaire and he’s picking Manny Pacquiao to beat the Mexican by a knockout anywhere between the eighth and 12 rounds.
2. Emanuel Steward (Trainer) – Manny Pacquiao will be too big and too busy for his older opponent, 38-year-old Juan Manuel Marquez according to Emanuel posted on www.boxingnews24.com.
3. Larry Merchant (Boxing Analyst) – “Off the top of my head, at this early stage, is that Marquez has earned the fight but he’s getting older and Pacquiao’s been getting better and stronger.” Merchant said posted on www.examiner.com.
While it is true that Eight Division Champion Pacquiao is on top of most boxing analyst, however all boxers defeated by Pacman, it is only Juan Manuel Marquez that gave him the toughest competition wherein the decision could went either way.
In my own personal analysis, I still go for Pacquaio but in a unanimous decision – if Marquez survive any knockdown in the early stanza because I believe Pacman will eventually get one if not more knockdowns this time.
Marquez who focus in building up muscles and weight, might be hoping to withstand Pacquiao’s power shots and choose to fight toe to toe which Pacquiao loves to do. However, Pacquiao will rely more on his speed, footwork and timed his power shots anticipating Marquez slower pace as a result of adding more weight and the age factor.
I’m not surprise if I could see a duplicate of Pacquaio vs Cotto fight but with a precise counter punching of Marquez. This are my own personal opinion, what’s yours? let me hear from you by giving a comment below.