Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Pacquiao vs Marquez three, The The Judgement this Calendar Year


It will be billed as the ultimate chapter in one of boxing's all-time fantastic trilogies.

Bowe-Holyfield, Barrera-Morales and The Godfather of all trilogies Ali-Frazier.

But right after three dormant a long time, what Manny Pacquiao vs Juan Manuel Marquez has come to signify is not the conclusion to an epic a few pack of fights, but relatively the difficulties of boxing politics, which are robbing followers of the biggest match-ups at the most opportune moments.

In 2004 when Pacquiao and Marquez met for the very first time at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the perfect brew was in place for the makings of an epic trilogy.

At or near their physical primes and at the ages of 25 and thirty, Marquez and Pacquiao, were at the perfect periods in their careers for an epic sequence of fights and following their controversial original battle draw, it appeared destined to happen.

But, rather of an instant rematch Marquez and Pacquiao went their separate ways with Pacquiao gaining acclaim with his trilogy versus Erik Morales and Marquez staking his declare as the biggest lively Mexican fighter with his conclusion win about Marco Antonio Barrera.

Four decades later Pacquiao and Marquez satisfied when yet again and as anticipated, gave boxing supporters a single of the most action packed and controversial fights of the yr in Pacquiao's split decision victory. The guarantee of an expedient 3rd fight was assured.

Effectively, as we sit in August of 2011, Pacquiao and Marquez are arranged to do battle in just a couple of months. But what as soon as loomed as an historically critical struggle, is now just a battle of names.

Now 37, Juan Manuel Marquez is not the very same fighter he as soon as was, 7 many years ago when he and Pacquiao initially fulfilled. Though the more youthful Pacquiao stays in his prime, Marquez is a shell of the fighter he once was.

The true shame is that alternatively of finishing the trilogy when it still was a battle of pound for pound best, Best Rank and Manny Pacquiao selected to battle challengers, only in name, such as Ricky Hatton, Oscar De La Hoya, Antonio Margarito and Shane Mosley.

And now you can include Juan Manuel Marquez to that listing.

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