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Old 12-05-2012, 12:24 AM   #8
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Default Re: Pacquiao - Marquez - Strategy

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Originally Posted by Bogotazo View Post
One of Manny's biggest strengths has always been being able to close the distance rapidly and awkwardly with feints that make his opponent second-guess when exactly he's about to throw. Marquez has read his feints by now, and Manny is less explosive, so if he wants to have success, his best bet is to throw 2-4 shots, feign commitment, pull back when JMM counters, and then actually commit to closing the distance once JMM has committed. But given the way Marquez takes away his angle laterally and leads on his own, which disrupts Manny's rhythm, and knows how to read his feints, Manny has a tough night ahead of him. Countering the counter puncher failed miserably for him last time, and coming forward with no variety in feints simply makes JMM's job easier. If he can find the balance and liveliness to fluidly switch between the two, he may compete better and catch an over-aggressive JMM. But I doubt it.

One maneuver that has interested me recently from Manny's training videos has been exiting out the side from under the opponent's right hand, and throwing a left after hopping all the way to his right to set it up. It's a great maneuver in theory and Manny fights from both sides well when he out-circles them, but JMM gets so low and keeps his form so tight that I doubt Manny will be prepared to weave out like that. Marquez shoots from a low angle and Manny has a hard time seeing what's coming, let alone setting up defensive maneuvers that involve bending lower than Marquez already is.
I don't think pacquiao should be worrying about feints this go-around; although if he does feint, and JMM takes the bait - Pacquiao needs to commit to an attack after that. He wasn't doing that in the 3rd fight.

I disagree that he "failed miserably" to counter JMM in the 3rd fight, since he did counter him successfully at various points in the fight. But ultimately that's been proven to not be the most successful strategy for him. He needs to simply go on an all out attack - don't even worry about the return shots. Take the risk that JMM's going to counter back, and keep throwing.

Pacquiao can take his shots, JMM probably can't take his best shots - that's the bottom line. I believe this is Pac's strategy going in the fight, but we'll see.


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One maneuver that has interested me recently from Manny's training videos has been exiting out the side from under the opponent's right hand, and throwing a left after hopping all the way to his right to set it up.It's a great maneuver in theory and Manny fights from both sides well when he out-circles them, but JMM gets so low and keeps his form so tight that I doubt Manny will be prepared to weave out like that.
Problem with this is JMM constantly takes the angle away from Manny by moving to the side, and Pacquiao doesn't know how to cut the ring off effectively. I don't think he's going to learn to either, so going full-on aggressive is his best bet.

Last edited by Jak Boxer; 12-05-2012 at 12:36 AM.
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