Saturday, December 08, 2012

Pacquiao and Marquez: Two of the Very Best!

By Randy De La O

Regardless of who wins tonight both men deserve credit for enriching the sport of boxing. Juan Manuel Marquez has been fighting since 1993, just shy of twenty years and he has been at the top of the game for most of it.

Manny Pacquiao, fighting since 1995, has been one of the two premiere stars of the sport, sharing that top spot with Floyd Mayweather for most of their respective careers. Together, Pacquiao and Marquez have given us to this point, three great fights. A trilogy for the ages. As the saying goes, "It takes two to Tango" and that is certainly the case here with both fighters. Great fights are not the product of one fighter, great fights are the result of two opponents who have made a commitment to give their very best. This is what both fighters do, give their very best.

Pacquiao and Marquez, along with a few others in this great but tarnished sport have given fight fans a reason to keep watching. I have every reason to believe their fight tonight will be no different, regardless of the outcome.

So good luck to two ring warriors who are nearing the end of their great careers. Consider yourself lucky to be a fan of boxing while these two fought. Their like is slowly disappearing.

As always, let the best man win!

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