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Nonito Donaire Thinks Pacquiao Will Finish Off Marquez

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Nonito Donaire thinks Manny Pacquiao will stop Juan Manuel Marquez in November. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Nonito Donaire thinks Manny Pacquiao will stop Juan Manuel Marquez in November. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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In an article by Joaquin Henson of The Philippine Star, Nonito Donaire favors countryman Manny Pacquiao to stop Juan Manuel Marquez in their big trilogy fight on November 12:

"It’ll be an exciting fight. Marquez is slower now. He’s even chunkier. But he won’t fight Manny like (Sugar Shane) Mosley. Marquez will go out there trying to take out Manny. That’s why it’ll be a lot more exciting than Manny’s fight against Mosley. Manny won’t have a problem finding Marquez. It’ll be over in five to eight rounds."

Donaire, who returns to the ring on October 22 on HBO, has summed up the feeling of the majority on Pacquiao vs Marquez III, or at least I think so. I believe most of us, again, expect a spirited effort from Marquez, but he's two days from turning 38, he's fighting heavy, and he's slowed down a little bit, while Manny Pacquiao has been at or around the welterweight limit for three years now, and has dominated all of his foes above 130 pounds, which is where he fought Marquez in 2008.

Donaire appears likely to face Argentina's Omar Narvaez in his next fight.