Broner picks Pacman over Marquez

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012


TWO unbeaten young world champions are split on their picks on who will win the fourth encounter between rival boxers Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez this weekend.

World Boxing Council (WBC) lightweight titlist Adrien Broner, who wants to challenge the Filipino superstar in the future, feels that that the 33-year-old Pacquiao is going to run away with another victory.

“At the end of the day, Manny Pacquiao’s going to win. It’s going to be another sparring match with Juan Manuel Marquez,” Bronertold The Ring Magazine. “They’ve fought three times already, so it’s going to be a sparring match. Pacquiao’s going to beat him, and it won’t be because of the judges, he’s just going to beat him.”

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Broner stopped Vicent Escoebedo in eight rounds last month.

Pacquiao has won two of his three fights with Marquez but both were close decisions. The first one in 2004 ended in a draw.

WBC light middleweight king Saul Alvarez, on the other hand, sees his countryman winning.

“I think that it’s very difficult for Manny Pacquiao to fight Juan Manuel Marquez because of Marquez’s style, and that Marquez has a good shot at winning,” said the 22-year-old Mexican star. “Marquez will do everything possible to win this time. I think that Marquez is going to win. I think that Marquez has won the last two fights.”

After their last encounter in 2011, both fighters fought once and had contrasting results. The 39-year-old Marquez won a unanimous decision against Sergei Fedchenko, while Pacquiao dropped a controversial split decision to Timothy Bradley.

Pacquiao and Marquez both arrived in Las Vegas yesterday for their third rematch at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas this Sunday (PH time).

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on December 06, 2012.

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