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Thursday, December 6, 2012
Five keys for Juan Manuel Marquez

By Bernardo Pilatti

In what could become the last big challenge of his brilliant career, Juan Manuel Marquez seeks that elusive convincing victory over Manny Pacquiao on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas (HBO PPV, 9 ET).

It will be the fourth battle in an electrifying series, in which the Mexican fighter has always fallen short in the eyes of the judges. For almost five months, Marquez has worked diligently to improve his conditioning for this bout and his confidence seems as high as ever.

Here are five keys for Marquez against Pacquiao:

Bernardo Pilatti is a contributor to