Pacquiao vs. Marquez IV
Dec. 8, 2012 // 9 p.m. ET (HBO PPV)
MGM Grand, Las Vegas
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Pacquiao might have lost some of his thump, but his speed is intrinsic, a tool of constant utility and the one he uses to make a difference in every fight. His unbelievable leg and arm control turn each of his performances into a high-speed boxing ballet. A viewing of some of his earlier fights in the lighter divisions proves that his speed remains. While accumulating more muscle over the years, Marquez hasn't added speed as part of the physical improvement -- although he hasn't lost any zip either.

Advantage: Pacquiao

Written by Bernardo Pilatti