Pacquiao vs. Marquez IV
Dec. 8, 2012 // 9 p.m. ET (HBO PPV)
MGM Grand, Las Vegas
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Durability

If there were a durability Hall of Fame, Marquez would be a first-ballot inductee. His resilience has been demonstrated throughout his career, during which he has pulled himself off the canvas multiple times to finish an opponent. Pacquiao has appeared strong at welterweight, but how deep is his commitment? He is a multimillionaire and congressman and has a future away from boxing. It seems impossible that these factors wouldn't weigh heavily into his mental assimilation, casting a shadow of doubt on his survival instincts.


Advantage: Marquez

Written by Bernardo Pilatti