Dec. 8, 2012 // 9 p.m. ET (HBO PPV)
MGM Grand, Las Vegas
Marquez and Beristain are a dynamic duo, having forged a true father-son relationship that goes beyond even the usual fighter-trainer bond. Beristain is a proven strategist, particularly in the counterpunching department, where Marquez has become a prize pupil. In the opposite corner is one of the most prestigious trainers of this era in Freddie Roach. But the formerly unbeatable Hall of Famer has lately accumulated a series of defeats, including in Pacquiao's previous fight (Bradley), Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.'s most recent appearance (decision loss to Sergio Martinez) and Amir Khan's last go-around (KO by Danny Garcia).
Written by Bernardo Pilatti