Fabian confident on Pacquiao win PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 11 November 2011 13:45

Blue Stallion boxing promoter and Zamboanga City District 2  Congressman Erbie A. Fabian is optimistic that world boxing icon Manny Pacquiao, his colleague in the House of Representatives, is in for another victory in his scheduled fight against Mexican arch rival Juan Manuel Marquez at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday, Nov. 13.

Fabian said that seeing the progress in Pacquiao’s training and form, Filipino boxing hero will beat Marquez and will send the latter to the canvas in the early rounds of their third match.

“The added weight could take its toll on both Marquez’s power and speed, he was competitive in his first two previous bouts (2004 and 2008, respectively) with Pacquiao, but it seems that the Saranggani pug will not have a problem in his speed and power to beat El Dinamita,” Fabian said.

Pacquiao, with a record of 53-3-2,38 knockouts in his boxing career, will be better off as his coach Freddie Roach has introduced more intelligent moves and new styles to enhance fighting form in the ring.

Fabian said that although Marquez has improved since his last encounter with the world’s top pound-for-pound king three years ago, it’s not a guarantee for him to snatch victory with his old time opponent.

“Manny is now more competent. He has learned a lot in using his right hand, a counter puncher and the most aggressive fighter I’ve ever known. He will not have a problem with Marquez,” Fabian said.

For the record, Pacquiao scored three knockdowns against Marquez in the opening round of their first encounter seven years ago that ended up in controversial draw.
Four years later, Pacman again floored the proud Mexican in the third round that paved the way for a 12-round split decision win for Pacquiao in their 2008 rematch. — Bhong Simbajon