Pacquiao Vs Rio Who Wins?

A good match highly anticipated by many boxing fans. The two will be competing for the international welter weight title. Pacquiao is like a machine in the ring but Rioss may out punch Pacquiao with his punching speed but if Pacquiao squeezes Rios in the corner Manny will definitely knock him out of the ring but Rios might be able to avoid some punches, he is required to do what he typically does to win.

Many people have predicted that Rios might win the game and says that a punch from Rioss has the ability to not only be career ending but a deadly one that will send Pacquiao out of the ring after being stripped off his light weight title by Alvarado, Rioss is now ready to show what he have been training in the ring and says he is craving for the game to maintain his status quo a lot of people can’t wait to see the two boxers going head to head.

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Juan Manuel Marquez Next Fight: Floyd Mayweather Is Logical Target for Marquez

Congratulations, Juan Manuel Marquez, you finally beat Manny Pacquiao—way to go.

The above could be read as genuine praise. After a draw and two lost decisions againstPac-Man, Marquez finally got over the hump and earned the signature win—nay, knockout—of his career.

But the first line could also be read sarcastically. After all, with one punch at the end of the sixth round, Marquez destroyed the possibility of a superfight between Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather. That dream is over, or at least far less intriguing now.

And because of that, the next logical fight for both Marquez and Mayweather is to face one another.

While I think it’s crazy, some folks are pining to see Marquez and Pacquiao fight a fifth time, as Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times found out after the match:

“Everyone’s asking me about the fifth fight,” said Todd DuBoef, president of Top Rank, which promotes both fighters. “Great fights, great fighters become synonymous with each other. And when you’re entertained like that, how can you not make another?

“You can’t script fights, but when you look at the body of work, it’s the most engaging series of fights in the last 50 years.”

I wouldn’t go that far. As Pugmire notes, there was the Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier trilogy, and I’m inclined to throw the Arturo Gatti vs. Micky Ward trilogy into the mix as well.

Besides, you have to think Mayweather’s camp is intrigued by the idea of fighting Marquez now. Besides Mayweather himself, who is currently a hotter name in boxing? Which other active contender can lay claim to knocking out Pacquiao?

The two fought in 2009, when Mayweather won a unanimous decision. But this is a bigger and stronger Marquez now—one Mayweather would probably want to administer drug tests to himself, seeing how much bulk Marquez added—and the fight would surely draw huge numbers.

Think of it: Could the man who knocked out Pacquiao be the first to defeat Mayweather? Could the boxer who has aged like a fine wine give the top boxer in the world a run for his money?

Because let’s be honest, the luster has gone from a fight between Pac-Man and Mayweather. The latter will never give the former a decent split now. The notion that this fight would be between the top two pound-for-pound fighters in the world has been dispelled.

The man who has never lost would now be facing the man who lost his last two fights. That’s a harder sell than this fight would have been a year ago, when it should have taken place.

But it wouldn’t be a hard sell to get fans to buy a Marquez vs. Mayweather bout, and if the fight between the two was close—or Marquez actually managed to win the fight—it would set up a natural third fight for the two.

It makes the most sense, so logically it won’t happen. We’ll probably get a fifthPaquiao-Marquez fight.


Source: BleacherReport

Pacquiao vs. Marquez Undercard: Last-Minute Odds and Predictions


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Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez headline the fight card Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, but fight fans will have three other fights on theundercard that should be hotly contested and entertaining.

While Pacquiao and Marquez are preparing for their 12-round fight, Yuriorkis Gamboaand Michael Farenas will meet in a super featherweight bout, Miguel Vazquez andMercito Gesta will meet in a lightweight bout and Javier Fortuna and Patrick Hyland will meet in a featherweight bout.

Gamboa (21-0-0) is a sharp fighter with a very quick pair of hands. Farenas (34-3-4) may not be quite the boxer that Gamboa is, but he is a hard puncher who has reeled off eight straight wins.

Gamboa (minus-200) should be able to control the action with his quickness and accurate punching. Farenas (plus-175) is going to have to show he can avoid getting hit with a barrage of punches and then counter with his own hard shots.


Yuriokis Gamboa has excellent hand speed.


Even though Gamboa is undefeated, Farenas should be able to survive through nine rounds. However, Gamboa’s quickness and accuracy will likely result in too many punches landing with a purpose. ExpectGamboa to register a 10th-round TKO.

Vazquez (32-3-0) is the defendingIBF lightweight champion, and he will attempt to hold on to his crown against the undefeated Gesta (26-0-1).

Vazquez (minus-250) is a skilled boxer who has been in the ring with a wide variety of opponents, and he is not likely to be shocked by the hard-punching Gesta (plus-200).

Gesta will spend most of the fight trying to unleash his combinations so he can stop his opponent. However, he is going to have a hard time making contact with Vazquez on a regular basis.

Gesta’s best hope is that he has the conditioning to wear down Vazquez in the late rounds. We don’t see that happening, and Vazquez should come away with the decision.

Hyland (27-0-0) and Fortuna (20-0-0) both have unblemished records, but Hyland is going to have to shock the boxing world if he is going to keep his record intact.

Fortuna (minus-225) is a talented fighter who can move, box, deliver hard punches and show off his defensive skills. Hyland (plus-200) is very aggressive and is a hard hitter. He is certainly not afraid to get in the ring with another undefeated fighter and is quite game.

However, Hyland does not appear to be as polished as Fortuna at this point in their respective careers. Hyland does not have excellent defensive skills, and that will likely come into play early on in the fight.

Fortuna should be able to land his punches quickly and cleanly. A five-round stoppage seems likely.

Source: BleacherReport

Pacquiao Vs Marquez 4: Pacquiao Could Make $30 Million For The Fight

When Juan Manuel Marquez and Manny Pacquiao square off for the fourth time Saturday night, the stakes could be larger than ever.

According to Top Rank president Todd DuBoef, who promotes the world-class pugilist, Pacquiao, 34, this month, could rake in upwards of $25 million dollars for the Marquez fight, possibly even $30 million, reports Yahoo.

While the Filipino fighter is contracted at almost $8.6 million, pay-per-view sales and foreign television money are expected to pad Pacquiao’s purse. His card is predicted to top 1 million buys and could possibly reach 1.3 million. DuBoef also believes closed circuit viewing for the headlining fight will be up, even after Pacquiao lost a controversial decision — that many thought he won — to Timothy Bradley in his last bout.

“We’re getting more of the bars and restaurants, the chains, the Hooters, the Buffalo Wild Wings, places like that, buying the fight,” DuBoef told Yahoo. “If [interest in Pacquiao is decreasing], I am not seeing it.”

Fans, though, are growing weary about the sport as it has yet to put on what boxing masses are calling the best fight: Pacquiao versus Floyd Mayweather.

Money demands and drug testing procedures have continued to stall the bout, though Top Rank chairman Bob Arum still believes it would produce nearly 3 million pay-per-view subscribers if both sides could come together.

Pacquiao’s opponent Saturday, Juan Manuel Marquez, won’t be doing too bad for himself in the wallet either. The 39-year-old Mexican figher will make $3 million guaranteed for the contest, and like Pacquiao, should earn significantly more than that when pay-per-view and foreign TV numbers are calculated.

According to Forbes, Pacquiao was the second highest-earning athlete from June 2011 through June 2012, accruing $62 million. The only man that made more than him was rival, Floyd Mayweather, who hauled in a whopping $85 million.

Source: IBTimes

Pacquiao vs. Marquez predictions: Staff picks from the team

Expert Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez Predictions & Picks

As usual for all the big fights, we’ve gathered up the troops and have put together the roundup of our Pacquiao vs. Marquez 4 staff picks and predictions. The Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez bout takes place on Saturday night, December 8th, and will be shown on pay-per-view. Before tuning in, take a look at our official Pacquiao-Marquez predictions right here. Who do we think will end the night with his hand raised – Pacman or Dinamita?

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Rich Thomas: Every fight between Pacquiao and Marquez has been close, close enough that it could have gone either way, yet the record reads 2-0-1 for Pacquiao. After the travesty of his loss to Timothy Bradley, I believe Pacquiao is now suffering from the overcompensation curse.

Marquez is literally the only fighter in the world who has been penalized by scorecard favoritism towards Pacquiao, so the idea that he won’t benefit from the new move to overcompensate for past wrongs against him is unlikely in the extreme. Given that nothing has changed in terms of the in-ring balance of power between these two men, it seems to me that Pacquiao would need to knock Marquez out to win.

My prediction is that JMM wins this fourth and final encounter. The fight will be close, but the scorecards will hand the reigning King of Mexican Boxing a clean Unanimous Decision.Prediction: Marquez via Unanimous Decision

Scott Levinson: Pacquiao and Marquez have already made for 3 close fights. Maybe we’re due for a spike in the flat-line or it could be another fight where there is nothing to separate the two men. I think Pacquiao is in a tough spot. Imagine having to fight Marquez 4 times without ever coming up short. I mean, what’s Pacquiao going to do, keep fighting Marquez until he loses?

I think Marquez is genuinely revved up to win this and might take some more risks in order to do so. It seems like a guy who always gets close without getting the “W” would be thinking that way. That could make him a little more dangerous, but also expose him to stuff he managed to steer clear of in the last 35 rounds of their rivalry, going back to round one of their first fight when Marquez went down three times. I see this one as another fierce battle, featuring more open exchanging than in Chapter 3. A late knockdown will seal it for Pacquiao, again by close decision. Prediction: Pacquiao  via Decision

—> Read Scott’s full preview & prediction here

Matt Andrzejewski: Manny Pacquiao’s style plays right into Juan Manuel Marquez’s hands.  We have seen this three times before and we will see this again when they fight for the fourth time.   I do think Pacquiao is going to go for the knockout in this fight.  He does not want to leave anything to chance with the judges.  And in my opinion by doing so will leave himself even more open to counter punches from Marquez.  I look for Marquez to take full advantage of this and land clean effective counter shots all night long.  In the end Marquez will earn a clear cut unanimous decision victory. Prediction: Marquez via Decision


Jake Emen: I’ll make this pretty quick. These two guys are incredibly evenly matched. For one man to never lose in four separate fights against a guy that he’s basically 50/50 with is just too much. It’s going to be another close fight, but Juan Manuel Marquez will finally get the decision. Team Pacquiao will be in an uproar about it, and it will be a fight which could have gone either way. But this time, it goes to Marquez. So do we see a fifth fight next? Prediction: Marquez via Split Decision


Clarence George: Juan Manuel Marquez had three opportunities to stop Manny Pacquiao.  No disrespect to a fine boxer, but he flubbed it each time.  He’s now nearing 40, and is unlikely to have the juice to keep Pacquiao down (though he might put him down).  True, Pacquiao’s disinterest in boxing in general is palpable.  But he’s the superior fighter, and that should be enough to gain him a win — but not definitively, not by stoppage.  Prediction:  Pacquiao by unanimous decision.

Nick Jukhoop: Trying to call this fight is a bit like calling a fight between the irresistible force and the immovable object!  Despite Pacquiao being  2-0-1 in their trilogy to date, I would have said that a 1-1-1 record would have been a fairer judgement.  Obviously both men will be looking for an emphatic win by knockout but the fact is their styles neutralize each other. Marquez, I thought, was unlucky not to get the nod last time out, and I believe his superior technical boxing will be the difference against a slightly faded Pacquiao.  I pick Marquez to finally get the elusive judge’s decision sending the potential Pacquiao vs. Mayweather fight even further past its prime. Prediction: Marquez via Decision

Guy Michels: Marquez has stylistically caused Pacquiao troubles from the second round of their first fight till the final bell last time out, and I expect this fight to be no different. The Pac-Man’s best chance of a stoppage victory will be to hunt for it in the opening rounds, as he’s a faster starter than JMM. However, I’m not sure if the Pacquiao that will enter the ring is the same beast as a few years ago as his shots just don’t seem to carry the power we have become accustomed to. I think it will end up being another close fight, maybe lacking some of the fireworks of the previous 3. However, this time I can’t see the judges not scoring the tight rounds to Marquez, after the previous controversies, which will be enough to see the Mexican win it on the scorecards. Pacquiao vs. Marquez 5 anyone? Prediction: Marquez via Unanimous Decision

Blair Newman: Marquez has always caused Pacquiao problems stylistically and I don’t think that is going to change. It then comes down to other areas such as form, confidence and particularly at this stage in both their careers – physical equipment. Pacquiao was fortunate to get the decision last time out and since then he suffered the controversial defeat to Bradley. He also has political aspirations, whereas Marquez only has his mind on one thing, victory over Pacquiao before retirement. I think we will see a repeat of last time, except Marquez will come on stronger later on to nail down the victory on the judges’ scorecards. Prediction: Marquez Via Unanimous Decision

Pacquiao vs. Marquez 4 Predictions – Final Tally:

  • Manny Pacquiao: 2 (all by decision)
  • Juan Manuel Marquez: 6 (all by decision)

So there you have it. Lots of different thoughts and views with our Pacquiao vs. Marquez predictions, but the pendulum has swung in the other direction, and more of our team is picking the upset than going with the favorite, and the guy who is undefeated in their first three fights! Very interesting…

Pacquiao vs Marquez 5 won’t start until after UFC on Fox according to Dana White

Dana White says that UFC on Fox will be over before Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez hit the ring. And he even manages to do so without insulting Marquez again.

Dana White is doing his usual shtick ahead of a UFC event on Fox that will air the same night as a major boxing event and reassuring everyone that their show will be over well before Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez hit the ring.

In his latest video blog, Dana had the following to say:

“If you are a huge fight fan, this is a huge fight weekend. You can watch the UFC live and free on FOX, and right after that, is the Manny Pacquiao pay-per-view. There will be about an hour gap. When the UFC on FOX ends, there will be about an hour gap, and then the Manny Pacquiao main event will start. So it’s a great fight weekend. If you’re into it, you can watch both fights.”

I guess we should be happy that Dana is totally hyped for the “huge fight weekend” so that he doesn’t pull this again:




From the video:

“I know Floyd can’t sell tickets without Oscar. But what’s happening here is boxing is doing it to you again. They’re giving you the fight that you don’t want. Nobody asked for this fight. With Mayweather and uh…what’s his name? What’s his name? NOBODY KNOWS! NOBODY in this room even knows who Floyd’s fighting. I should know, I’m a big boxing guy and I respect the guy that he’s fighting and I know his name but I can’t think of it right now. BUT THAT’S MY POINT! NOBODY GIVES A SHIT!”

Of course, while “nobody gave a shit” the live gate was a paltry $6,865,250. Before that was $10,393,950 for his fight with Hatton. And then Floyd put up $11,032,100 against Mosley, $9,000,000 against Ortiz and $12,000,150 against Cotto. Pathetic numbers without Oscar, obviously.

Oh, and the “what’s his name” that Dana couldn’t remember because it wasn’t Floyd vs. Manny?

Juan Manuel Marquez. It’s nice that it’s a “huge fight” this weekend though for the “big boxing guy.”

Source: SBNation

Pacquiao vs. Marquez: Timeline of Epic Boxing Rivalry


Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez are prepared to battle for the fourth time on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 9 p.m. ET at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev.

It’s developed into one of the best rivalries of the past decade, mostly due to the high level of competitiveness in the first three meetings.

A quick glance would reveal a 2-0-1 record for Pac-Man, but that doesn’t even begin to tell the story. All three fights have been decided by razor-thin margins and could have easily gone Marquez’s way. His camp would argue they should have.

Even though Marquez’s defensive style of fighting doesn’t always lend itself to the most exciting bouts, the closeness of the rivalry keeps fans coming back for more. With that in mind, let’s take a look back at the first three fights in preparation for the much-anticipated fourth encounter.

First Bout: May 8, 2004 (Draw)



The first fight took place before Pacquiao was the household name he is today. It was just the second time he fought in Las Vegas, and he didn’t have many marquee victories. Marquez was a little more established, having fought in the U.S. for a decade.

Pacquiao came out flying. He made an immediate statement in the first round by knocking down Marquez three times, and it didn’t seem like the fight was going to last much longer. But the wily Dinamita regrouped quickly.

It was the first turning point in the rivalry. Marquez quickly found out he wasn’t capable of using a shot-for-shot approach with Pac-Man. He shifted to a more defensive, counterattacking style, and he has been employing it against him ever since.

Marquez was able to regain his composure, slow down Pacquiao and fight all the way back to earn a draw. It was a terrific performance from both boxers. Fans didn’t know it at the time, but it was a sign of things to come.


Second Bout: March 15, 2008 (Pacquiao by split decision)



Four years later, their paths crossed again. A fight for the WBC super featherweight title featured more of the same, with both fighters landing some big shots. But yet again, neither guy was able to score the decisive knockout they were looking for.

Marquez was the more efficient fighter. He picked his spots to attack carefully, and he landed 34 percent of his punches (, which was nine percent higher than Pacquiao. Pac-Man was more aggressive, though.

Ultimately, Pacquiao picked up the victory by split decision with two judges in his favor and one in favor of Marquez. Knocking Dinamitadown in the third round ended up being the difference. Without it, another draw was the likely result.

By the late stage of this fight, it became clear the two fighters were perfect opponents. The contrasting styles ensured neither fighter was able to gain a clear advantage, adding to the intrigue. So it’s no surprise they would continue to feud.


Third Bout: November 12, 2011 (Pacquiao by majority decision)



The third fight came just over a year ago, and the main storylines remained the same. Pacquiao attempted to set the pace, Marquez waited for his opportunities to turn the tide and the rivals went at it for 12 more rounds.

It was interesting because Marquez seemed more involved than he was in the previous two encounters. It led fans at MGM Grand Garden Arena to be surprised when it was announced Pac-Man had scored another victory over his rival.

That being said, the numbers ended up favoring Pacquiao, which lessened the outrage over time. He landed more punches and power punches ( while also closing the efficiency gap. It was close, but he deserved the win.

And that sets the table for the fourth matchup. Pacquiao will be looking for the elusive knockout, meaning he’ll have to be more aggressive. That could end up playing right into Marquez’s hands. History tells us to expect another close battle.

Source: BleacherReport

Why Pac-Man Will Completely Dominate 4th Fight

You know what they say. The fourth time’s the charm.

Despite a 2-0-1 record against Juan Manuel Marquez, Manny Pacquiao has failed to dominate Dinamita to the same effect as most of his other opponents.

The first meeting saw Pac-Man exhibit the domination that has turned him into arguably the best pound-for-pound fighter of this generation from the very start, as he knocked down the Mexican three times in the first round. But Marquez battled back in the later rounds and forced a draw.

Pacquiao scored wins in the next two by split decision and majority decision, but both could have gone either way.


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Over the past eight years, these two veteran boxers have been as even as the St. Louis Rams and San Francisco 49ers, but all of that is going to change on December 8.


Manny’s Motivation

They often say that motivation—just like they say about pretty much every other trait—can be a great equalizer, but in this case, it will help Pac-Man separate himself from Marquez.

I can’t remember the last time a favored boxer entered a fight with so much criticism and doubt on his side.

Consider the “loss” to Timothy Bradley, the disappointment of not fighting Floyd Mayweather, the politics and endless other distractions. People say Pacquiao has lost a step and won’t be focused on this fight, but that’s only going to make him work that much harder to once again prove his worth.


Told you he’s working hard
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A motivated Pacquiao is a dangerous Pacquiao.

Pacquiao’s Pressure

Partly because of that motivation and need to silence the critics, don’t be surprised if Pacquiao comes out with a flurry.

It certainly wouldn’t be against his style, as he’s been known to constantly bring pressure and has out-punched Marquez by right around 100 in each of the three previous fights.

This strategy will likely hurt Pacquiao’s defense and ability to truly dominate in the later rounds, but he has the hand speed and power to truly wreck Marquez, who continues to lose speed, in the early going.



While Dinamita’s strong chin and Pac-Man’s recent inability to knock anyone out point to this fight once again going the distance, don’t be surprised if the pride of the Philippines wins all of the early rounds and strolls to a unanimous decision win.

Source: BleacherReport

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Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez: Greatest Moments in Rivalry


Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez are set to square off for all the bragging rights on December 8. After three bouts that have only clouded the futures of the two great fighters, we still have plenty of great moments from their rivalry.

The case could be made that this is the best boxing rivalry of all time, even without the results of the fourth match immediately available.

The two fighters have poured their souls into the three 12-round fights, and each time it appears the outcome is mired in controversy. Pacquiao has taken the last two fights by split and majority decision, and the first bout between the two men ended in a draw in 2004.

Marquez hasn’t been able to break through to the judges and get that pivotal stretch of rounds that would give him any of these fights, though the third match between the two in 2011 was arguably one of the best back-and-forth brawls the sport has ever seen.

It’s hard to rank these moments individually, and with a whole new set of memories coming our way from Las Vegas on the eighth, it’s better just to look back at the greatest moments from the first three fights.

First, here’s an HBO Sports look at both fighters’ careers. Marquez, the Mexican puncher who has transitioned from a technical fighter to a true power threat over the course of his career, is looking to cement his place at the top of boxing lore and prove that the first three fights weren’t indicative of who he is as a boxer.

For Pacquiao, now a politician in his native Philippines and looking for one last big win before we decide the fate of Pacquiao/Floyd Mayweather, he must stave off questions of slowing down after a controversial loss to Timothy Bradley in June.

Pacquiao/Marquez I

At the conclusion of this fight, we could tell this was going to be an instant classic—but not one that was ever going to get to a third rematch.

In the first round, Pacquiao knocked down Marquez three times. The fight looked over, and Pacquiao looked well on his way to defending a title and getting back in the training ring. But not so fast, sir.

Marquez responded in the middle rounds, landing a big hook that will be remembered as the punch that really started this whole feud in a different direction than the early rounds.

At the conclusion of the fight, it was clear that Pacquiao’s three knockdowns would give him a big edge, but a botched scorecard ended up leaving this one in a draw.

Pacquiao/Marquez II

The two fighters felt each other out a little bit in this one, and this might have been the roughest fight of the three so far.

The pivotal moment came in the third round, when Pacquiao once again knocked down Marquez with a huge southpaw left that caught him right across the chin.

Over the course of the fight, several moments stand out, including the 12th-round showdown where both men were taking and throwing out punches that would have ended a fight between two mere mortals within a few seconds. It was a great precursor to the third fight, where all would (hopefully) be decided.

Pacquiao/Marquez III
In the fight that the world swears Marquez won, the beefed-up Marquez struck early and often in the fight. But in one of the greatest tactical errors in boxing history, he pulled his foot off the gas and let Pac-Man take the final two rounds away from him.

The Filipino won by majority decision, and those two points on two of the scorecards (114-114, 115-113) were the difference between a win and another draw.

One of the marquee moments was how timid Marquez was in those final two rounds—completely opposite from the first 10 rounds.

So there you have it. There’s plenty of footage and history between the two men to make for a great fight in Vegas. They’ve promoted, practiced and put each other down enough to settle this thing in the ring.

It’s for all the marble when the two men enter the ring next Saturday night.

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