Before Manny Pacquiao can fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the much-anticipated, yet uncertain fight for the ages, he must first overcome 38-year-old Juan Manuel Marquez, who he last edged back in 2008 via a controversial split decision.

The two also met prior to that in 2004 where the bout ended in a draw, much to the chagrin of both boxers, but more so Marquez.

The Mexican boxer wore a shirt that read "Marquez Beat Pacquiao Twice!!" last November after defending his lightweight titles against Michael Katsidis, according to an ESPN Los Angeles report by Arash Markazi.

To no surprise, Pacquiao was—and still is—upset by Marquez's blatant lack of respect.

"He's been claiming that he's won the last two fights," Pacquiao told ESPN. "I need to go in and end all these issues. This fight will be the answer to all the doubts and all the issues he's been screaming for."

The 32-year-old WBO welterweight champion has a brilliant 38 knockouts to his name and will look to add another on Nov. 12 in Las Vegas.

To say that the "Pac-Man" will cap off his controversial trilogy with Marquez with a win would hardly be a bold statement at all. Many like myself believe Pacquiao is going to silence all of the doubters in attendance and those watching on Pay-Per-View with an intimidating knockout.

His speed and power are unmatched at this point in his career, and that combined with his growing hate for Marquez and destiny to meet Mayweather will prove fatal for the latter's shot at redemption.

One can only hope Pacquiao has a "Pacquiao Knocked Out Marquez Once!" shirt waiting in his corner on Nov. 12 to not only put to rest Marquez's ridiculous accusations and suspicions, but to embarrass him.

Next up, "Pretty Boy" Floyd.


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