Marquez vs. Pacquiao IV set for December 8 from Las Vegas
Both Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez are known as successful champions and that is what makes their upcoming bout even more exciting than is normally the case. When they step into the ring against each other it epitomizes a “Dream Fight.”
Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez will take place on December 8 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena where they last fought in November of 2011 in a controversial bout in which Pacquiao won a close split decision than many in boxing believe could have if not should have gone the other way. The PetPhoenix Sportsbook opened with Pacquiao as a -320 favorite while Marquez is a +250 dog.
The 39 year old Juan Manuel Marquez hails from Mexico City and is an orthodox fighter with a career record of 61 total fights with 54 wins and 39 wins by knockout with 6 losses and 1 draw. He is a versatile fighter that has competed in the featherweight, super featherweight, lightweight, welterweight, and light welterweight classes. He is coming off a unanimous decision win over Serhiy Fedchenko on April 14 to win the interim WBO light welterweight title.
Manny Pacquiao is 33 years old and is from Kibawe, Bukidnon, Philippines and is a southpaw with a career record of 60 total fights with 54 wins, 38 wins by knockout, 4 losses and 2 draws. Pacquiao has also shown great versatility as he has competed win the flyweight, super bantamweight, featherweight, super featherweight, lightweight, light welterweight, welterweight, and light middleweight divisions.
Pacquiao is coming off a bizarre fight in which he originally lost to Timothy Bradley by split decision only to be declared the winner by a review of 5 judges but Bradley got to retain the WBO welterweight title belt which belonged to Pacquiao before the bout.
Marquez has never defeated Pacquiao in their three previous bouts.