It appears that the sports books are in agreement with many boxing critics as Juan Manuel Marquez has opened up as a huge underdog to Manny Pacquiao. According to a Saturday report by The Manila Bulletin, Pacquiao is a 8-to-1 favorite over Marquez. The huge odds even surprised boxing’s #1 fighter as Pacquiao made the following comments on Friday, according to MB.com.ph: “Grabe naman ‘yan, (That’s too much)”
If fans want to bet on Pacquiao to win the fight, they will have to bet $800 to win $100. If fans want to bet on Marquez, they will can bet $100 to win $500. With their first two fights being controversial, I would have to agree with Pacquiao that these odds are “too much”.
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In their first encounter, Pacquiao and Marquez fought to a draw back in 2004. Unfortunately, this fight was plagued with a scoring error as one of the judges incorrectly scored the 1st round. Pacquiao knocked down Marquez 3 times in the first round and should have been a 10-6 round for Manny. However, the judge gave it a 10-7. Sometime after the fight, the judge admitted his error.
In 2008, Pacquiao and Marquez fought in another tough battle as Pacquiao was awarded the Split Decision victory over Marquez. However. many boxing critics believed that Marquez actually beat Pacuiao. Since then, Marquez has been clamoring for a 3rd fight. Marquez declared a few months ago that his top goal is to beat Pacquiao.
Their 3rd encounter will be fought at 144 pounds on November 12th live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Marquez will have to come up in weight to fight Pacquiao this time. The previous two fights were fought at 125 pounds in 2004 and 130 pounds in 2008. Marquez’s heaviest weight for a fight was 142 pounds when he fought Floyd Mayweather Jr. in September 2009. Marquez cited the weight gain as a huge factor in his UD loss. This time around, Marquez declares that he will maintain his speed and power.
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