It’s no secret that Juan Manuel Marquez (54-6-1, 39 KOs) feels he’s gotten a raw deal from the judges in his three fights against Manny Pacquiao (54-4-2, 38 KOs), and the Mexican seems to jump at every opportunity to remind boxing fans that he was the rightful victor in all three fights.
Can’t say I blame Marquez for his behavior, considering the fact many in the boxing community scored their three fights in his favor, and most give him the nod in at least one of the bouts.
Yet, Marquez officially remains winless against Pacquiao.
Pacquiao and Marquez will meet again for the fourth time on Dec. 8, and it’s obvious “Dinamita” is bothered by the fact the fight will once again be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. Marquez recently wrote an article about his upcoming bout against Pacquiao, expressing his disappointment with the way their previous fight was scored, while taking a subtle shot at the Filipino congressman.
“I dictated the rhythm of the fight and won all the exchanges between us throughout the fight,” Marquez wrote. “Manny has become a more predictable fighter. He has improved as a boxer and he is quite formidable at the weight that he now fights, but he was not as fast or explosive as he was in our previous two fights. … I felt I won nine of the 12 rounds and easily won the fight. He never came close to hurting me and once again my boxing skills were too much for him. But once again the three judges took away my victory. And there is nothing I can do about them. … It seems that Manny has only one opponent every time we fight — me — while I have four — Manny and the three judges.”
Marquez certainly has every right to be upset with the way his three fights against Pacquiao have been scored, but I don’t think his comments will endear him with Las Vegas judges. It might even end up biting him in the rear.