Pacquiao vs Marquez, Pacman’s brilliant strategy!

Undeniably Juan Manuel Marquez was brilliant and scary in the early rounds, the 38 year old had the strength of a horse in his legs... More Below... Posted by on Nov 14th, 2011 and filed under Boxing, News, US, World.

Undeniably Juan Manuel Marquez was brilliant and scary in the early rounds, the 38 year old had the strength of a horse in his legs and rabbit-like moves. He began hitting Manny Pacquiao straight in the face and at times tagging the body. His strategy was superb, his experience inside the ring for more than 18 years was paying off until the fight reached the 8th round where Marquez somehow could not keep it steady to the end.

That’s when Pacquiao would snap his forehead with sneaky jabs in the late rounds. But this could be the bout the champ threw less and less shots at his opponent, wary of Marquez’s counter punches if he takes the bait. Pacquiao failed to display his ability to throw punches at different angles, no more side stepping, risks that he should have taken if only he was as quick as he was when he fought Morales, Dela Hoya, and Cotto. Maybe he’s not that nimble anymore? Did Manny come unprepared? This is all drama I say.

So many questions, but the fact of the matter is we didn’t see the “real” Pacman in this third installment. It’s just unbelievable how Pacquiao seemed “lost” inside the ring.

What’s inside my head is this: It is a strategy to lure out the undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. Remember that after the Mosley-Pacquiao, Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach said that the champ has two more fights before he retires? This is where the Pacman turns greedy, even too greedy for the Money. He’s designing the last fight of his career to be both spectacular and enriching. He’ll be retiring with a new monicker, “Money the Pacman” Pacquiao.

You can hear the booing coming out of your television speakers as soon as the score cards was announced by Michael Buffer. Judges Robert Hoyle tallied a draw at 114-114, Dave Moretti a 115-113 and Glen Trowbridge a 116-112, both in favor of the defending champ Manny Pacquiao. Juan Manuel Marquez, his camp and his fans felt robbed, but was he?

Marquez was not robbed wrote ESPN’s Michael Woods. Manny, according to the CompuBox stats, threw 578 to the 38-year-old Mexican’s 436. He landed more, 176 to 138, as well.

See? Even if Manny looked slow, his slowness is still fast for the audience’s eyes.