Settle the score at 4!
By: Albert Alvarez
Pacquiao/Marquez 4- A lot of negative feedback is what I have been hearing from boxing fans about Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez fighting each other for a fourth time on December 8th. I can some what see where their frustrations are coming from, but I can also see every single one of the frustrated boxing fans tuning in to watch. I mean why not? All three of their fights against each other have been very close entertaining bouts.
The anticipation of the final decision may be the most nail biting part of their clashes, but then again, one can not deny the fact that Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez are made for one another. After all, when was the last time that Pacquiao was in an entertaining fight? It sure wasn’t against Mosley or Bradley. Truth be told that, the more and more that Pacquiao and Marquez fight each other, the bouts get a little more stale each time. But I am willing to bet that their fourth encounter will be a lot more explosive than the last time they faced one another. Why? Because both fighters know deep in their heart that this is going to be their last chance to settle the score once and for all.
Both fighters are going to go out there and aim for the knockout. That is the only real way to get separation from one another. Marquez has got to know that out boxing Pacquiao for him, no longer spells victory. Marquez must lay it all on the line and go out there with the main objective being to knock Manny Pacquiao out! That shall be the only real way to stick that last nail in the coffin. No more playing it safe by circling Manny and boxing his ears off, only to later cross your fingers and pray that the judges took notice. Those days for Marquez are over. Finito!
Manny Pacquiao has also got to realize that he has got to let his hands go a lot more than he has been doing recently. Pacquiao can no longer depend on knocking down Marquez, or by counting on his two big punches a round. Pacquiao must seek the light and introduce Marquez to the night. Turn the lights off on Marquez and hit him with the type of bombs that will keep Marquez down once and for all.
Point blank, both fighters must approach this fight as if it were their very last fight. Go in guns blazing and set your eyes on exclamations opposed to periods. I have a feeling that both fighters are going to train to do just that, to go at each other with hopes of knocking out his opponent or making his opponent surrender. Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez are fighting each other one last time, to settle the score at 4!