Pacquiao vs Marquez: Close Fight

The third fight between Manny and Marquez was an exciting one. It’s really a close contest so much so that it ended in a controversial manner with a lot of people claiming that Marquez won. 

In my opinion though, Marquez did not win the fight. And I am not saying this because I am a Filipino.

Consider first that Pacquiao is the champion. He has been on a winning streak and he has been defeating big names eight fights prior to the last one. He’s been winning in a shutout manner.

But of course, those previous fights do not hold any bearing whatsoever to the Pacquiao-Marquez fight. I’m just trying to point out that he’s dominant coming into that fight so much so that he was given all the advantage by boxing experts.

And if you’ll look closely into the fight, it was really a close one so much so that either round could be scored in favor of either fighter. It so happened that two of the judges ruled in favor of Pacquiao.

I actually thought the fight was a draw at first.

But Pacquiao is the champ. To beat him, one must really dominate him and have a clear advantage over him such as winning a majority of the rounds, or shutting him out, or knocking him down. Marquez failed to do this.

But I do believe a fourth fight between the two should be in order. I’d rather see this one than a fight between Pacquiao and Mayweather. Marquez has been that splinter in Pacquiao’s career.

There have been great fighters who struggled against certain opponents but do not against others but that did not lessen the greatness of these boxers. So is the case in this particular fight.



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Howard Chan (The Student)

Howard considers himself as an armchair activist. Though his street rally days are in a slumber he still advocates changes via social media. He is a strong believer that awareness of various social issues is a good starting point in order to break out from the stranglehold of an oppressive system which only benefits the few. He is also a full time student and a part time blogger, part time web designer, part time web manager/designer for various clients. (Note: Howard Chan passed the 2014 Bar Exams and was admitted to the Philippine Bar on April 29, 2015. That being, all posts after April 29, 2015 authored by him are now under the name Howard Chan for the purpose of distinguishing posts he made as a non-lawyer from posts he made after admission to the bar).