When you are the number-one fighter in the world, you know your days are short lived. The harsh reality of boxing is that the champion necessarily gets beaten by a hungry and young fighter.
It wasn’t the case of Manny Pacquiao; he was still the alpha male, but it was having more alpha males rooting up. Somehow, Manny failed to solidify his spot and got lost in the limelight. It wasn’t much to his doing, but somehow the fights that really mattered, seemed to be elusive. Instead of fighting the much-anticipated match up with Floyd Mayweather Jr., he settled with Timothy Bradley. And it ended with Bradley escaping a robbery. And now instead of going right back on a rematch, Manny decided to fight Juan Manuel Marquez again for the fourth time.
Don’t get me wrong but the Pacquiao-Marquez trilogy came out as what we expected… more fire power, non-stop action and very close fights. But nobody is really that excited to see the fourth fight.
People are really thinking hard if they shelled out their hard earned $59.95 for a pay-per-view.
It’s like looking at the same movie and reading the same script over and over again. Their contrasting styles would basically end up with the same result─ no knockouts and still end up close.
For Marquez having this fight would give him another opportunity for redemption, but for Manny, it is another wasted effort to solidify his position on top.
It wasn’t such a popular decision for Manny to fight Juanma for the fourth time. But somehow, he still needs to fight and take care of business before Mayweather.
Come to think of it… on Manny’s fifty-four fights, it was only Marquez that he never had a convincing win… if it is an itch that he needs to scratch then i hope he could do it now.
We still want Floyd next, and not waste our time for another Marquez fight.