Arum on Pacquiao-Marquez Fight
The upcoming Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez match will be determined by their by boxing skills and not by the weight. This was the analysis of boxing promoter Bob Arum.
Arum reasoned that Pacquiao and Marquez are such a good match since their fighting styles clash.
“Manny Pacquiao is all about aggression,” he said in Ringtv.com. “He takes the fight to his opponent.”
“That’s why he has so much trouble with Juan Manuel Marquez, who in all the years I’ve been in boxing, is the greatest counter puncher that I’ve seen,” added Arum.
He also laughed at the impression that Pacquiao has a bigger advantage over Marquez in the 144-pound catchweight fight.
Arum said Marquez loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the 144-lb. catchweight has no connection to the November 12 fight.
“Of course Marquez didn’t do well against Mayweather,” Arum said.
“Mayweather is a defensive fighter, maybe even a defensive genius, the worst kind of fighter for a counter puncher. A defensive fighter takes away a counter puncher’s main asset. There’s nothing for him to counter punch and he has to become the aggressor,” he explained.