Every so often in boxing you get an era defining rivalry and there are few better in the history of the sport than Manny Pacquiao vs Juan Manuel Marquez . Here we are going to look at the fourth and final meeting between the two men , after the previous three bouts ended in controversy with the first being called a draw and next two going the way of Pacquiao by the siltiest of margins , but no matter what the judges said there was nothing to split these two .
Before this fight there was a lot of bad blood between the two fighters as Marquez thought he had won all three of the previous fights , and there are many who would agree . Manny Pacquiao had claimed before this fourth meeting he was going to KO Marquez to remove any doubt who was the better fighter . Due to the controversy in all the previous fights Nevada Boxing commission brought in two neutral judges for this bought but they wouldn’t be needed due to one of the best KO’s you will ever see . Both men were certainly past there best by the time this fourth fight came around but even these depleted older versions were still two of the best in the welterweight division .
Things to watch for
Look at how Marquez looks to land powerful left hands on Pacquiao’s body from the opening bell to slow the Pacman down . Pacquiao looks very sharp attacking early with some fantastic feints but watch out for the body shot in the third round which throws Pacquiao off his rythm , great punch which changed the full round .