Pacquiao vs. Marquez IV
Dec. 8, 2012 // 9 p.m. ET (HBO PPV)
MGM Grand, Las Vegas
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Marquez's long and storied ring history is irrefutable, but Pacquiao surpasses him here. Manny's incredible climb through the ranks from 106 pounds in his first fight to his current standing at 147 pounds speaks for itself. Pacquiao faced and beat the best in each division along the way, including much larger men such as Oscar De La Hoya and Antonio Margarito. Although neither Pacquiao nor Marquez has disappointed when forced to fall back on past lessons learned, the Filipino fighter has the greater breadth of ring experience.

Advantage: Pacquiao

Written by Bernardo Pilatti