2012 Boxing Free Pick: Manny Pacquiao -300 vs. Juan Manuel Marquez

2012 Boxing Free Pick: Manny Pacquiao -300 vs. Juan Manuel Marquez

2012 Boxing Odds: Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez IV
By Drew Sharper

LAS VEGAS, NV (TheSpread) – Manny Pacquiao returns to the ring on Saturday, Dec. 8 when he faces Juan Manuel Marquez for the fourth time.

This fight will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The fight will air live on HBO PPV. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Pacquiao (54-4-2) is the favorite to win this contest, as he has a money line of -300. Marquez (54-6-1) comes in with odds of +230 to win.

Pacquiao is coming off his controversial decision loss to Timothy Bradley back in June of this past year. Bradley won the split decision to claim the WBO welterweight championship, but Pacquiao was largely regarded as the winner to those who saw the fight. The WBO even watched a tape of the fight with five judges scoring the fight for Pacquiao, but they could not overturn the decision. It was Pacquiao’s first loss since March of 2005.

Marquez is coming off a decision win over Serhiy Fedchenko back on April 14 of this year. Marquez won the interim WBO Light Welterweight title in the victory, but that belt will not be up for grabs in this contest. Marquez’ last loss was a majority decision loss to Pacquiao back on Nov. 12 of 2011.

In all three previous meetings between these two, neither man has finished the other and neither has won by unanimous decision. In their first meeting back on May 8 of 2004, the two fought to a draw. Their second meeting on March 15 of 2008 saw Pacquiao winning by split decision, with one judge scoring for Marquez. The third fight last November saw Pacquiao get the nod on two scorecards, while the third judge saw the fight as a draw.

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For a look at the odds pertaining to this fight, which takes place on Saturday, December 8 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, see below.

Welterweight Bout Boxing Odds

Manny Pacquiao -300
Timothy Bradley +230

Rounds: Over 10.5 (-270), Under 10.5 (+185)

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Re: 2012 Boxing Free Pick: Manny Pacquiao -300 vs. Juan Manuel Marquez

2012 Boxing Free Pick: Manny Pacquiao -300 vs. Juan Manuel Marquez    
By Drew Sharper

LAS VEGAS, NV (TheSpread) – Manny Pacquiao looks to put an official end to his rivalry with Juan Manuel Marquez on Saturday night. Can he do it, or will Marquez get the last laugh?

The fight is a non-title welterweight collision and will air live on HBO PPV. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Pacquiao (54-4-2) is the favorite to win this contest, as he has a money line of -270. Marquez (54-6-1) comes in with odds of +210 to win. This fight will take place from the MGM Grand Garden Arena and be the fourth meeting between these two.

In the three previous meetings between these two fighter, neither man has finished the other and neither has won by unanimous decision. In their first meeting back on May 8 of 2004, the two fought to a draw. Their second meeting on March 15 of 2008 saw Pacquiao getting the nod via split decision, with one judge scoring the bout for Marquez. The third fight last November saw Pacquiao one again earn a decision victory. That time saw Pacquiao win on two scorecards, while the third judge saw the fight as a draw.

Pacquiao last fought in June and suffered a decision loss to Timothy Bradley. It was the first loss Pacquiao had suffered since 2005. Though losing officially, the fight was heavily disputed. Regardless of how it went down, Pacquiao didn’t look all that dominant and it marked his fifth-straight fight where he failed to finish his opponent.

Marquez has arguably been the toughest opponent Pacquiao has had in his career, but he still has yet to beat him in three previous tries, and he isn’t getting any younger (39). His last fight saw him beat Serhiy Fedchenko for the Interim WBO Light Welterweight title, but Fedchenko is not Pacquiao.

BOXING FREE PICK: I think Pacquiao is the better fighter, but not by much. I don’t see Marquez winning this fight for multiple reasons beyond just skill. A fifth fight between these two won’t be very marketable. A fourth barely is. Pacquiao has a destined rematch with Bradley that can still make good money and a possible clash with Floyd Mayweather Jr. Unless Marquez can knock out Pacquiao cold, I don’t see him doing very well on the cards. I don’t think Pacquiao wins by KO either, but he will do enough to earn another decision. BOXING FREE PICK: MANNY PACQUIAO -270.

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