Juan Manuel Marquez wants to get the win -- the official win -- over Manny Pacquiao when the two fight for a fourth time on December 8 in Las Vegas, and says he knows he needs to make some adjustments to convince the judges of his work in the ring.
"I know I need to change something, make my fighting more active," Marquez said. "I think I’ll win with my intelligence and effective punching."
Pacquiao's activity was the most noted factor for his highly disputed win last November over Marquez, both from those who actually thought he won, and those who were trying to figure out how and why the judges gave him the fight. Marquez may have been the more effective, clean puncher in the fight, but Manny had the greater output.
Honestly, this could backfire if he really goes through with it. Marquez getting more aggressive also opens him up to counter-fire from Pacquiao, and he's been put on the canvas four times by Manny in their first two fights in 2004 and 2008.
It would be a calculated risk. Marquez probably feels like he can't fight his best fight and get the win, or he would have gotten that last November. He also undoubtedly knows that he takes a big chance trying to get more aggressive.
Basically, go big or go home. I can support this.
The press tour for Pacquiao vs Marquez IV begins on Monday, with the official announcement in Los Angeles.