Monday, November 7, 2011


The event we've all been waiting for!!!

12 Rounds – Welterweight Division

Date : 13 November 2011, Sunday

Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

The No. 1 pound-for-pound box office attraction and the Fighter of the Decade, MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO (54-3-2, 38 KOs), the lone congressional representative from the Sarangani province in the Philippines, returns to the Fight Capital of the World to defend his World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title against professional nemesis, three-division world champion and future Hall of Famer JUAN MANUEL MARQUEZ (53-5-1, 39 KOs), of México City.

Emmanuel ‘Manny’ Dapidran Pacquiao, born December 17, 1978 is a Filipino professional boxer and politician. He is the first eight-division world champion; having won six world titles,[4] as well as the first to win the lineal championship in four different weight classes. He was named “Fighter of the Decade” for the 2000s by the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA). He is also a three-time The Ring and BWAA “Fighter of the Year”, winning the award in 2006, 2008, and 2009.

Currently, Pacquiao is the WBO Welterweight World Champion (Super Champion). He is also currently rated as the “number one” pound-for-pound best boxer in the world by most sporting news and boxing websites, including The Ring,, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, NBC Sports, Yahoo! Sports, Sporting Life and

“My fight with Manny Pacquiao is going to be a war,” said Marquez, Saturday night in Cancún, México, following his first-round knockout of former world champion Likar Ramos.

Juan Manuel Márquez Méndez (born August 23, 1973 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico), is a Mexican professional boxer. He is the fourth Mexican-born boxer to become a three-division world champion, where he won eight world titles in three different boxing weight classes.

Currently, Marquez is the WBA Super, WBO and The Ring Lightweight World Champion. Ring Magazine currently rates Marquez as the number five pound-for-pound boxer in the world. Juan Manuel is the brother of Rafael Márquez, who is a former world champion at the Bantamweight and Super bantamweight division.


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