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Counter intuitive: Marquez the master

Juan Manuel Marquez's art is counterpunching, and Manny Pacquiao his finest work

Originally Published: December 7, 2012
By Kieran Mulvaney | ESPN.com

As Manny Pacquiao might point out, he has yet to lose to Juan Manuel Marquez. He has won the past two of their three encounters, and he also would have emerged from the first meeting with a win, rather than a draw, had judge Burt Clements scored the opening round, in which Pacquiao dropped Marquez three times, correctly.

Yet there is no shortage of observers who argue that Marquez deserved the nod in one, two or all of their contests. And all but the most rabid of partisans would ...

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