Date: Dec, 08 - 2012
Location: MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas
Why: Non-Title Bout at Welterweight
Odds: Manny Pacquiao -265 , Juan Manuel Marquez +225.
Total 10-1/2 Rounds: Over -270, Under +220
Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao (54-4-2, 38 KO’s), of the Philippines, appears to be headed for another showdown with four-division world champion Juan Manuel “Dinamita” Marquez (54-6-1, 39 KO’s) rather than a rematch with Timothy Bradley Jr., in a 12-round welterweight battle between two of this era’s top pound for pound. This will be the fourth battle between Pacquiao and Marquez, which will be held on December 8, 2012, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, on HBO pay-per-view.
Thanks to a somewhat shocking and extremely unfair loss to Timothy Bradley this past June, Pacquiao’s back is against the wall. Folks could forgive a defeat to Bradley that wasn’t really even a defeat. Pacquiao has stated, he contends to have a rematch with Timothy Bradley, the fighter who controversially snapped Pacquiao’s seven-year undefeated streak in June, that virtually everyone, including the World Boxing Organization, agrees Pacquiao was robbed of what should have been his win.
Pick: Take Marquez +225 , Pacman's best days are behind him.
Pacquiao is 2-0-1 against Marquez in three action-packed fights that each ended in a storm of controversy over the scoring, with many believing Marquez had won all three fights, especially their most recent encounter. Pacquiao is out to prove the critics wrong, while Marquez wants to get his win.
In 2004, you had Pacquiao's thunderous left hand power and blazing speed overwhelming Marquez early, but the Mexican rallied to exploit his vast technical advantages and own much of the final 11 rounds.
In 2008, I think they had their best, most mutually explosive fight. Marquez and Pacquiao were both at the top of their games, and so wonderfully matched. Marquez's counter-punching was effective, as was Pacquiao's aggression, which had greatly improved and added a playable right hand in the four years since they'd met the first time.
Last year, I think we saw an aging Marquez, still great, and an aging Pacquiao, still great, put on a more tactical battle. Both are smart fighters now, but I don't think it's an insult to say Marquez is still the brains of the matchup, and that should have won him the fight, in my opinion and that of many others. But Manny still had the power, and still had an advantage in workrate.
Manny seems to slip past his prime during the past few years and Marquez pretty much is the only opponent that can match his speed and power. A Mexican counter puncher such as Marquez is shown fight fans on how he can trade punches with the champ and certainly he does it with sheer brute force. If their fourth match ends up in the hands of the judges, Pacquiao could tarnish his record forever. A two straight loss is bad and end the much awaited Pacquiao vs Mayweather dream match.
Pacquiao, is the only fighter to win eight world titles in as many weight divisions. A three-time Fighter of the Year and the Boxing Writers Association of America’s “Fighter of the Decade,” Pacquiao’s resume features victories over future Hall of Famers, including Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton, Marco Antonio Barrera, Erik Morales, Miguel Cotto, Shane Mosley and Márquez. Pacquiao’s seven-year, 15-bout winning streak came to an end on June 9, when he lost his World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight crown to undefeated WBO junior welterweight champion Timothy Bradley, Jr. via a controversial split decision.
Márquez, of México City, is one of only a rare few fighters from México to have won world titles in four different weight divisions. He captured his first world title, the vacant International Boxing Federation (IBF) featherweight championship, with a seventh-round stoppage of three-time featherweight champion Manuel Medina in 2003. He unified the title that same year with a decisive victory over World Boxing Association (WBA) featherweight titlist Derrick Gainer. Márquez successfully defended the titles three times during his three-year reign, which included unanimous decision victories over Victor Polo and Orlando Salido and a Draw with Pacquiao. In his last fight, on April 14, Márquez won his fourth world title in as many divisions, capturing the WBO interim junior welterweight championship with a dominant 12-round unanimous decision over Serhiy Fedchenko.
Opening Boxing Lines at Bookmaker Sportsbook - Manny Pacquiao ( -200 ) Vs. Juan Manuel Marquez ( +140 ).
The current World IBF Super Middleweight Championship boxing line has Pacquiao as the boxing favorite at -265, meaning you have to risk $265 to $100. Marquez is this fights underdog, that has value at +220, meaning that for every $100 bet you will win $220. Current odds.
Total Rounds Betting
The fight is scheduled for 12 rounds. The current total rounds betting line has the Over 10.5 Rounds ( -270 ). Meaning that if you think the fight is going to go to at least 10.5 rounds for you to win your bet. You will need to bet $270 to win $100. The Under 10.5 Rounds ( +220 ), meaning you need to risk $100 to win $220.
The opening line on Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez Over/Under at 8.5 Rounds with the Over at -240 Odds at Bookmaker.eu.
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