Hard fight to predict IMO, even though we have had 3 previous fights between the 2.
I have been watching 24/7, and Pacquiao's prep and lack of dedication now to Boxing sticks out like a sore thumb to me, Marquez's prep vs Pacquiao's prep, has been like chalk and cheese, Marquez is in the shape of his life and is working very hard. Pacquiao seems to me like "Meh! Another fight...." and not interested.
Im sure the many people who think Manny has NEVER beat Marquez, will be predicting another Marquez "victory" whether he gets it, or gets robbed again (I really cant see that happening again, surely not?)
Marquez clearly won the 3rd fight IMO.
I have many ideas of the possibilities on the fourth fights outcome, but for me, there are so many variables, and maybe to many for me to put my neck on the line with a solid prediction.
If all went to plan, my head tells me Marquez, simply because of the skills, having Pacquiao's number, and putting in the hard work in the gym.
Whereas, Pacquiao has been disappointing in the last few fights, coinciding with his change of lifestyle and political runs, he doesnt have Marquez's number, and he has not worked as hard as Marquez in the gym. At all. Plus add to the fact Freddie Roach's obvious decline in health and his fighter loss streak in recent fights.
So being as a neutral and not a fanboy of either, I have to go with my head. And my head is telling me Marquez wins this fight. I dont think anybody will look foolish wrongly predicting this fight, its probably as hard as they come to be honest.
My prediction: Marquez SD
My 2 hunches: A draw, Pacquiao KO.
But what I will add finally, is that I dont think it will be over when the final bell rings. I really dont. I smell something fishy, but this time, it will be in Marquez's corner.