November 17, 2012

8CN Interview with KeAndrae Leatherwood

in Boxing News by David Hopper
David Hopper of 8CN caught up with Boxing 360’s junior middleweight/middleweight prospect KeAndrae Leatherwood (11-1-1, 8 KOs). The 24-year-old will fight a to be determined opponent Dec. 8 at the Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. DH:…
November 15, 2012

Broner vs. DeMarco conference call quotes

in Boxing News by David Hopper
David Hopper of 8CN sat in on the Adrien Broner-Antonio DeMarco conference call Wednesday. Broner will challenge DeMarco for his WBC lightweight title this Saturday at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. The 12-round bout will be televised live on HBO. Adrien…
November 14, 2012

2004 Olympian Estrada fighting his way back into the thick of things

in Boxing News by Brad Cooney
2004 Olympian Jason Estrada (20-4-6KO) since coming up short Vs. Franklin Lawrence back in 2011, has strung together 4 straight wins. He's flying under the radar racking up wins, and slowly but surely climbing back into the thick of things. Estrada fought for…
November 13, 2012

Is Kevin Johnson the last stepping stone for Tyson Fury?

in Boxing News by Darren Barcomb
Tyson Fury’s march towards a Klitschko matchup may finally be on the horizon. On December 1st at the Odyssey Arena, in Belfast, the 24 year old Fury (19-0, 14 KO’s) will face the 33 year old Kevin “Kingpin” Johnson (28-2-1, 13 KO’s). Will a big win here…
November 13, 2012

US Olympian Dominic Breazeale talks pro debut victory

in Podcast by Brad Cooney
US Olympian and heavyweight prospect Dominic Breazeale(1-0-1KO) made his pro debut on Showbox this past Saturday night and did so in impressive fashion. Breazeale stopped Curtis Tate in the 1st round. Dominic talks about his first fight as a pro, and how it…
November 11, 2012

Mares defeats Moreno in Los Angeles

in Boxing News by Ben Holmes
The undefeated Mexican Abner Mares gave Anselmo Moreno trouble in the ring at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles on Saturday night as he successfully defended his WBC title with a unanimous decision victory. Mares (25-0-1) showed nonstop action as he fought…
November 11, 2012

Helenius outpoints Williams in Finland

in Boxing News by Darren Barcomb
In November 10th action from the Helsinki Ice Hall in Helsinki, Finland, Robert “The Nordic Nightmare” Helenius (18-0, 11 KO’s) defeated Sherman “Tank” Williams (35-12-2, 19 KO’s) by way of a 10 roud unanimous decision. Final scores were 99-91, 99-93, and…
November 11, 2012

Martirosyan and Lara fight to technical draw

in Boxing News by Darren Barcomb
In their much anticipated WBC super welterweight eliminator in Las Vegas last night, Vanes “The Nightmare” Martirosyan (32-0-1, 20 KO’s) and Erislandy “El Oro del Guantanamo” Lara (17-1-2, 11 KO’s) battled to a technical draw after Martirosyan sustained a cut…

Pacquiao vs. Marquez IV: Why we need a knockout

The countdown has begun to Pacquiao vs. Marquez IV on December 8th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. No strangers to each other, the two warriors are counting on the fact that fans want to see them fight for a fourth time, and why not? The first three wars were filled with action, controversy, and excitement. The trouble is that this really needs to be the end of their matchups; a clear cut victor is necessary.

The 33 year old Manny Pacquiao (54-4-2, 38 KO’s) holds the advantage against the 39 year old Juan Manuel Marquez (54-6-1, 39 KO’s) by a record of 2-0-1 in a relationship that dates way back to 2004. The only problem is that the Pacman has never decisively won. A split decision, a majority decision, and a draw do not conjure images of dominance. There’s even quite a few fans who disagree with the favorable scoring for Pacquiao regardless of the outcomes.

This is why it is imperative for Pacquiao to end the controversy once and for all. Yes, a knockout is very much needed; an end to all arguments. Will we see a rejuvenated and hungry Manny Pacquiao as he has promised during the early stages of the hyped up media circus that began last week? Or does Marquez truly have the number for the declining skills of the Pacman?

Let’s be honest, there probably will not be a market for a part five to this saga. There are already some grumblings on the predictability of this fourth matchup….many fans want something new. How many rounds of Pac vs. Marquez do we really need to see?

Tune in we will though, and we probably will see the two warriors lock horns again in epic battle, but yes, we really need to see a stoppage. All wars must come to an end. A clear cut winner must be crowned.

Pacquiao is the draw and Marquez is a nice stable opponent with a large Mexican following, but come on; wouldn’t you rather see Pacquiao finally face Floyd Mayweather Jr.? Or go for some much needed get-back against Timothy Bradley? Sure you would, but the powers that be want to shove Marquez down your throat yet again…and again.

So please Manny, get training, get hungry, and get mean. Forget the good will, the showmanship, and the smiles. Forego the circus, the humble aspirations, and the humility. For the love of your fans and for your legacy, please give it your all and take some chances. A knockout is what is needed and nothing less will put this rivalry to rest. It really is time to move on from this…..it’s time to get angry.

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