Pacquiao vs Marquez 3: How Dinamita Can Win Even If He Loses Fight

Matt FaulconerFeatured ColumnistNovember 10, 2011

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 09:  Boxer Juan Manuel Marquez appears during the final news conference for his bout with Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino November 9, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao will defend his WBO welterweight title against Marquez when the two meet in the ring for the third time on November 12 in Las Vegas.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Juan Manuel Marquez  doesn't have to win this fight to come away with a victory.

For starters, the man is cashing in once again on this superfight. But as we all know, it's not about the money to these guys.

Dinamita wants to desperately win this fight, there's no question about that. However, if he lasts all 12 rounds for the third time against the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world, is there really any shame in that?

There shouldn't be.

Simply lasting all 12 rounds and having a case to say that you beat Manny Pacquiao at least one out of three times is incredible. It's not secret that he will be completely letdown and distraught if he doesn't defeat Pac-Man, but at least he put his best foot forward.

No one in Marquez's camp will be happy if he loses, but once the dust settles, he won't feel as if he is a loser. He will know that he was that close to beating Pacquiao three times, and he may even boast a shirt that say "I beat Pacquiao three times" around town again.

Deep down, Marquez probably knows that Pac-Man is the better boxer and the best boxer in the world. He will never admit that to anyone though. He will step in the ring and prove he is tough enough to enter the ring Pac-Man, something that Floyd Mayweather won't do.

Dinamita might not be a winner at the final bell, but if he lasts all 12 rounds again, he can leave the ring a happy man. He will know that he gave his all and did everything he could to win. If it isn't in the cards for him, he will still be a winner, and can walk away after a terrific career.