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Old 12-04-2012, 10:07 AM   #21
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Default Re: Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez IV

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Originally Posted by Collie View Post
In what looks on paper as a pretty close to 50-50 fight, the odds look good on JMM here (2/7 seems very short for Pacquaio). Seems that the possibility of a controversial decision in Pacquaio's favour is influencing the odds. Hard to know what to take from 24/7 if anything but Marquez looks focused and strong. Impossible to know how father time is catching up on either fighter until the bell goes. Think Ill wait this out until fight-day after seeing the weigh-in, hard to know what way its going to go.
I tend to agree. I don't really know what to make of this one, so it's either stay away or take the odds on JMM.

One thing to consider from a conspiratorial standpoint is that I don't think a close decision against Manny would really amount to much. He'd be 2-1-1 in the series, some would say he won, some would say the decision was right... is there any less of a market to see, say Manny vs. Rios? I don't think so. All that's important from that standpoint is that Manny looks decent.
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