By Rob Smith: Freddie Roach doesn’t see the need for Manny Pacquiao to take any tune-up fights, and he just wants him back in the ring and ready to take on Juan Manuel Marquez for a fifth fight. Roach is excited about the fight because he thinks it’ll break the 2.4 million pay per view totals from the Oscar De La Hoya vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. mark back in 2007. Those totals are the highest … Read Article
By Brad Cronick: If you want to pick out the #1 reason why Manny Pacquiao lost to Juan Manuel Marquez last Saturday night it’s probably due to Pacquiao’s greed. He had Marquez hurt in the 5th round from a hard combination, and he had been working him over in that round and in the 6th. Marquez bleeding, his nose looked broken, and clearly wasn’t going to be able to last very much longer with the … Read Article
By Joseph Herron – On the eve of the monumental fourth meeting between two future Hall of Fame fighters, Manny Pacquaio and Juan Manuel Marquez, HBO’s unofficial ringside scorer Harold Lederman chimed in on what fight fans should expect to see when these ring legends collide at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“One variable that’s worth noting when you look at the fourth installment of the Pacquiao/Marquez saga is that two of the … Read Article
Boxing’s most contentious rivalry is set to end with a knockout this Saturday night, live on Primetime (Channel 498 on Sky & Virgin On Demand).
Both Manny Pacquiao and Mexican warrior Juan Manuel Marquez insist that they will flatten the other to conclusively prove who the superior fighter is as they clash for the fourth time in Las Vegas.… Read Article
by Geoffrey Ciani – When Manny Pacquiao (54-4-2, 38 KOs) squares off against Juan Manuel Marquez (54-6-1, 39 KOs) for a fourth time this Saturday, boxing fans already have a fairly good idea of what to expect. After all, even though Pacquiao officially has two victories and a draw against Marquez, these two have essentially battled to a stalemate after thirty-six rounds of action. If their past three encounters are any indication, there is little … Read Article
By Brad Cronick: Frustrated with his inability to crack Juan Manuel Marquez’s tough counter punching style, Manny Pacquiao is using a little psychology on Marquez by urging him to stand and trade with him on Saturday night if he wants to prove that deserves to be the better man.… Read Article
Episode #4 (series finale) Other HBO playdates: Dec. 8 (10:30 a.m.), 9 (10:30 a.m.), 10 (12:15 a.m.), 11 (11:30 a.m., 10:00 p.m.), 12 (7:30 p.m., 3:10 a.m.), 13 (midnight), and 14 (7:30 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Dec. 7 (1:00 a.m.), 8 (8:00 p.m.), 9 (12:50 a.m.) and 14 (9:30 p.m.)
HBO On Demand® availability begins: Dec. 11
With the Dec. 8 pay-per-view showdown at the MGM Grand Garden Arena approaching, Las Vegas rolls out the red … Read Article
By Reni M. Valenzuela – Boxing longs for the “old” Pacman. But is there a basis to the longing?
What is especially good about the “old” Pacman that was missed in his recent fights and which causes the fans to yearn and buzz over deflated balloons when Juan Manuel “Dinamita” Marquez is an old rival who “whipped” the career of an iconic boxer in the span of eight years, far less than what he did … Read Article
Episode #3 – Debut: SATURDAY, DEC. 1 (9:30-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Other HBO playdates: Dec. 1 (12:55 a.m.), 2 (10:00 a.m.), 3 (11:00 p.m.), 4 (2:00 p.m., 8:30 p.m.), 5 (7:30 p.m., 1:00 a.m.), 6 (11:50 p.m.), 7 (7:30 p.m.) and 8 (10:00 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Dec. 2 (11:35 p.m.), 5 (8:30 p.m.), 7 (12:30 a.m.) and 8 (7:30 p.m.) HBO On Demand® availability begins: Dec. 4… Read Article
By Rob Smith: Manny Pacquiao’s strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza thinks Pacquiao is looking really good in his training camp for his fight against Juan Manuel Marquez next month on December 8th. However, Ariza doesn’t see that as having a real meaning because he’s seen how Pacquiao looks good in training and then struggles when he gets in the ring with Marquez.
Ariza said to the Boxing Channel “I think Manny always looks good … Read Article