The Mexican boxing legend Juan Manuel Marquez, who currently holds the WBO light welterweight championship belt, is all set for a fourth fight with his archrival Manny Pacquiao on December 8 inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The four-division world champion Marquez holds a 0-2-1 record against the Filipino boxing icon but it isn’t a true reflection of fiercely competitive the first three fights were. Perhaps this is a reason why the Mexican Dinamita now feels that he should come up with something different this time.
“I need to change something for this fight, because he knows me,” Marquez stated candidly. “I know him and I need to change. I train very hard and I need to change. I don’t know what.”
Many out there believed Marquez won against Pacquiao. Therefore, the 38-year-old wants to be more aggressive this time.
“I need to [be more] aggressive, maybe,” Marquez would explain. “Because the judges, I don’t know what happened.”
On the other hand, the eight-division world champion, Pacquiao, doesn’t want a close contest as well.
“To change the controversial decision for this fight, for me I realize I need to get back the aggressiveness that I had before when I was 25, 26 years old,” Pacquiao would admit.
“I need that aggressiveness for this fight.”
“I want to give a good fight to end the doubts of all fans,” stated the eight-division champion.
Pacquiao is also looking forward to a mega-fight with the undefeated American legend Floyd Mayweather junior but Marquez feels Mayweather will be too much for the Filipino.
“The two fighters are great fighters, but I think Mayweather,” Marquez said. “Everybody knows Floyd. Floyd is very defensive. He’s [not] aggressive and I think Manny will be looking for the fight all night.”
Well, all said and done, let’s see if Marquez can really fulfil his dream of beating Pac-Man this time.