Tuesday, January 3, 2012
SI Analyst : Manny Pacquiao to lose in 2012
Source : Chris Mannix SI.com
Manny Pacquiao will lose ... to Juan Manuel Marquez.
The two rivals have seen their careers become as intertwined as Sugar Ray Robinson and Jake LaMotta, Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. In 36 rounds only one -- Pacquiao's three-knockdown first round in the first fight -- has been truly decisive. And as much as Bob Arum would like to serve Pacquiao a softball (like Tim Bradley) in his next fight, if Floyd Mayweather is unavailable in June then a fourth fight with Marquez is the only natural option. And in another back-and-forth battle (likely fought in front of 50,000-plus fans at Cowboys Stadium) Marquez will finally get the win that has eluded him.