Found October 01, 2012 on Pro Boxing Fans:
Living in Europe as I do, I sometimes find it necessary to settle for a fight replay rather than see the event live, especially when that event is staged in the western time zones of the United States. So it was that I was watching the replay of Timothy Bradley vs. Manny Pacquiao, and upon seeing the results, my first thought was "Pacman got nailed by the de la Hoya curse!" With Manny Pacquiao going into a fourth fight with Juan Manuel Marquez, a man who many think was shafted in two of three encounters with the Filipino dynamo, the question of whether Pacquiao now has Oscar's old curse hanging around his neck becomes very pertinent indeed. Oscar de la Hoya: Victim of Overcompensating Judges The idea behind the overcompensation curse is a simple one. Judges are as sensitive to allegations of corruption and incompetence as anyone, and sometimes when charges of such wrong-doing in regards to a particular fighter become loud enough, they swing the pendulum b...

Juan Manuel Marquez contemplating retirement after a Pacquiao knockout

In a report by ABS CBN News in the Philippines, boxer Juan Manuel Marquez will consider retiring if he is able to knockout Manny Pacquiao.  The two are set to meet in the ring for a fourth time on December 8th in Las Vegas.  In the first three installments of their fight, Pacquiao has come out victorious.  In those three decisions, Pacquiao’s wins did not go without any controversy...

Pacquiao vs. Marquez 4 sells 13,000 tickets in first weekend

Two of boxing’s top pound for pound fighters, Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez are proving to be two of boxing's top pound for pound box office attractions too. Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum announced today that over 13,000 tickets were sold during the opening weekend making Act 4 of their fistoric rivalry the biggest seller of their amazing series. "We are...

With tickets almost sold-out, Manny Pacquiao will finally overwhelm Juan Manuel Marquez roughly two months from tonight

Top Rank promoter Bob Arum announced that in excess of 13,000 tickets have already been sold since Friday for the fourth bout between future Hall of Famers Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez on December 8 at the MGM Grand … Continue reading →
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