Pacquiao vs. Marquez: Why Superfight Will Never Live Up to the Hype

Matt FaulconerFeatured ColumnistNovember 2, 2011

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 06:  Professional Boxers Manny Pacquiao (L) and Juan Manuel Marquez attend the press conference for their World Welterweight Championship Fight at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers on September 6, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

You better be ready to be disappointed.

This fight is not going to come close to living up to the hype. For the third time, we all get to enjoy Manny Pacquiao knock off Juan Manuel Marquez.

There will be no question as to who the winner will be this time around though. After the first two fights, Marquez wore multiple t-shirts claiming to have beaten him, and claiming that he was robbed.

He has done everything possible to earn a third fight with Pac-Man, and he finally has his chance to prove everyone that he is the better fighter once-and-for-all. At 38 years of age, Marquez is simply too far past his prime to have any chance of defeating Pacquiao.

Pac-Man has been considered one of the best fighters in the world for quite some time, while Marquez has been begging to be considered one of the best. No one should be feeling an upset. Marquez stands no chance. You can officially write him off now.

Pacquiao has been training harder than ever for this fight. He is taking this personal. After Marquez came to the Philippines and tried to embarrass Manny with his shirts claiming that he beat Pac-Man, Pacquiao has a lot to prove.

Pac-Man spoke about how motivated he was in a conversation with the media during a press conference in Los Angeles.

I have never been so motivated as I am for this fight; I almost can’t wait for it.

I want to prove that he (Marquez) was wrong in wearing that T-shirt saying he won our last two fights. So this is kind of special. It’s the most important fight in my boxing career, because I want it to answer all the doubts that have been raised.

Right now, outside the ring, there is nothing personal. But when I get into the ring on Nov. 12, it’s going to be personal for us.

Marquez would be best served booking an overnight stay in a hospital now, because he is going to get destroyed when he steps in the ring to fight Pac-Man.

Anyone who was expecting a great fight or an upset might as well forget about it.