I’ll Watch Manny Pacquiao vs Juan Manuel Marquez III Fight. As a Filipino, I’ve been following Manny “the Pacman” Pacquiao in all his fights, even the time when he was just a young boxer and fighting in the Philippine local boxing show “blow by blow”. Pacquiao is a great inspiration for all his countrymen. He’s an icon of boxing, considered the fighter of the decade, and the current pound for pound king according to “The Ring Magazine”. Aside from the inside the ring, Manny is also serving and doing his political career as the representative of Sarangani’s Lone District. Furthermore, he is also known as one of the world’s richest sportsmen and athletes as published by ESPN and Forbes. With all those recognitions and achievements, Manny Pacquiao has already made a great legacy not only for the Filipinos, but also for the world. He doesn’t even need to prove anything more, including fighting the undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez III Schedule Fight
On Saturday evening, November 12, 2011, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao 53-3-2 (38 KO) and Juan Manuel “El Dinamita” Marquez 53-5-1 (39 KO) will battle for the third time. The Pacquiao vs Marquez third clash will be for the WBO Welterweight Championship. The Trilogy fight will happen on Sunday morning starting at 9 am here in the Philippines. The referee for the match will be Tony Weeks as noted by Nevada State Athletic Commission director Keith Kizer. Robert Hoyle, Dave Moretti and Glenn Trowbridge are said to be the judges in the ring side on the fight.
Marquez, the current WBO/WBA/The Ring Lightweight Champion and the Ring Magazine #5 pound-for-pound boxer in the world, has been chasing Manny Pacquiao (the WBO Welterweight Champion and Ring Magazine #1 pound-for-pound boxer) for a third match since their two previous bouts, which the first ended in a draw and the second won by Pacquiao via split decision. Marquez has been claiming that he has won the previous two fights and he wants to prove it in this coming trilogy. This is also a great chance for Marquez, who is trained by Hall of Famer Ignacio Beristain, to show that he can still become one of the greatest Mexican boxer, and even of the world by defeating Pacquiao and claiming his pound for pound crown and championship belts. However, this is also a big opportunity for Pacquiao and his coach “trainer of the year” Freddie Roach, to silence the El Dinamita Marquez and the critics, and continues his legacy in the boxing world as one of the greatest boxers in our history.
The main event and the undercard
The Pacquiao vs. Marquez trilogy has been hyped through promotional tours from the Philippines, to Mexico then in the US. HBO Boxing also promotes the bout through their traditional 24/7 series. You can watch the HBO Boxing: 24/7 Pacquiao vs. Marquez – Episode 1 here for your preliminary analysis. You can also visit HBO boxing Youtube Channel for more videos related to the Pacquiao vs Marques bout.
The Pacquiao vs Marquez third fight has also exciting undercard matchups. Timothy Bradley and Joel Casamayor will battle for the Light Welterweight Championship in the main supporting bout. Also in the undercard will be the Light Welterweight bout between Mike Alvarado and Breidis Prescott. Luis Cruz vs. Juan Carlos Burgos Super Featherweight bout will also be televised on the fight night.
Where can you watch the Pacquiao Marquez Fight
The boxing event can be watched live via HBO Pay Per View (PPV). If you’re at Las Vegas, you can also be at the ring side if you have already bought a ticket for the fight. I’m not just sure if there are still available tickets as of this writing. The PPV live telecast can also be subscribed and watched here in the Philippines. You can also watch it live at the SM Cinemas and Robinsons Movie World. If you’re near in these malls, you better buy tickets now. Some bars and coffee hangouts are also offering live telecast for their customers. But if you don’t want to spend any dime or money, you can watch free late coverage of the fight through GMA 7 or Solar Sports which will be aired starting at 10 am. Just turn off you cell phone to keep your thrill and avoid some friends sending text messages or calling to tell you that the bout has already ended and there is already a winner. That would really cut and interrupt your excitement in an instant.
The sad thing about Philippine TV Networks
Unfortunately, the giant media and TV networks in the Philippines are not showing some love and nationalism for the Filipinos when it comes to covering big fights such as Manny’s bouts in the ring. I can understand the delayed telecast, but I’m annoyed with the long commercials. Sponsors are all over your TV monitor within and without the rounds. Just imagine the “product endorsement” round of the fight, “product endorsement” slowmo replay, “sponsor” punch of the round, et cetera, et cetera. I understand that advertisements and commercials give life to TV Networks and they provide us free coverage to watch. But over advertising is too much, and it’s already becoming unfriendly to audience. It’s like visiting a website or a blog with cluttered ads and annoying pop ups. Can they set aside some of their millions of profits and provide the Filipinos with a decent coverage? Show us some love and show us some nationalism! Better are the foreign networks that can cover live boxing telecast without long and cluttered advertisements.
The fight results and who will win?
So that’s the story about the Philippine media business. Now let’s leave it behind for a while and let’s get excited for the fight on this coming Saturday evening (US time) and Sunday morning (Philippine time). Catching it live at the Cinema where the screen is big seems to be a nice idea. Of course I’m rooting for the Filipino Champ Manny Pacquiao to win – whether via a knockout victory or a unanimous decision. But whoever wins, I believe the match will be a great fight.
Manny Pacquiao edges Juan Manuel Marquez via a majority decision. Judges scores were 114-114, 115-113, 116-112 in favor of the defending champion Pacquiao. According to CompuBox, Pacquiao landed 176 of 578 punches. Marquez connected on 138 of 436 punches, preferring to counter punch. Pacquiao had a 117-100 edge in power shots.
Manny Pacquiao vs Juan Manuel Marquez III Image Poster courtesy of Top Rank Boxing Promotion