Pacquiao vs. Marquez IV
Dec. 8, 2012 // 9 p.m. ET (HBO PPV)
MGM Grand, Las Vegas
AP Photo/David J. Phillip


Pacquiao has an unpredictable style, punching from all angles. Even when backing up, he is capable of a surprise combination -- just one implement in a toolbox he has filled while climbing one division after the other over the years. In order to beat bigger men, a fighter has to have the ability to adapt to all styles and strategies, and Pacquiao is an expert. He seems to have at his disposal an unending variety of adaptations for any moment in a fight. Marquez doesn't fall too far behind, though he is more predictable and has fewer overall resources.

Advantage: Pacquiao

Written by Bernardo Pilatti