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Pacquiao vs Marquez 3: Manny Pacquiao's Greatest Hits (Video)

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.


The HBO choices: Barrera I (2003), Marquez I (2004), Morales II (2006), Morales III (2006), Marquez II (2008), De La Hoya (2008), Hatton (2009), Cotto (2009), Margarito (2010).

Notables left off are two of Pacquiao's last three fights, against Joshua Clottey and Shane Mosley. The reasoning is obvious in both cases. The Mosley fight in May 2011 was with Showtime, and the Clottey fight was a forgettable bore that tends to be left out of Pacquiao's incredible rise in weight.

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Pacquiao vs Marquez III is a fight that probably won't look much like any of Pacquiao's last three bouts. He's unlikely to cover up and hide like Clottey, unlikely to take a sustained beating like Margarito, and unlikely to avoid contact like Mosley. Whatever you think of this matchup, I think it can be said that there should be more two-way action than perhaps those three fights combined, even if the two-way action is dominated by one man.

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