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December 8, 2012 | By Times staff
    Juan Manuel Marquez of Mexico lands a hard right as Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines was moving forward, knocking out the former welterweight champion. Marquez, a 39-year-old who improves to (55-6-1 with 40 knockouts, had lost two fights and earned a draw in another against Pacquiao, who is 33 and is now 54-5-2.
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April 24, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
LAS VEGAS - Floyd Mayweather, preparing for his May 3 fight against Marcos Maidana, was humorously diplomatic this week when asked about promoter Bob Arum's latest gambit to force a superfight between Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. Arum suggested this month that boxing fans should boycott the Mayweather-Maidana fight, suggesting they not buy tickets to see it live at the MGM Grand or watch it on Showtime pay-per-view. “Only thing we can do is pray for Bob Arum,” Mayweather said this week during media day for his 12-round world championship unification bout with Maidana.
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July 31, 2010
MARQUEZ-DIAZ II Who: Juan Manuel Marquez (50-5-1, 37 KOs) vs. Juan Diaz (35-3, 17 KOs) for WBA/WBO lightweight championship. Marquez weighed in at 133 1/2 pounds, Diaz at 135. Where: Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas. When: Saturday, card begins at 6 p.m. TV: HBO pay-per-view, $49.95. The fight also will be shown in high definition at selected movie theaters; for information: http://www.fathomevents.com Undercard: Robert Guerrero vs. Joel Casamayor, junior welterweights; Daniel Jacobs vs. Dmitry Pirog, middleweights.
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April 13, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
LAS VEGAS -- Manny Pacquiao may not have returned entirely to his dominance of a half-decade ago in beating Timothy Bradley, but the performance easily had enough credibility to “go there” once more. Yes, with unbeaten Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a fight he's heavily favored to win May 3, a Pacquiao-Mayweather fight is back on the table even if it's uncertain anyone who could successfully negotiate the sport's ultimate fight will sit at that table. By taking Bradley's World Boxing Organization welterweight title Saturday with a unanimous-decision victory by scores of 116-112, 116-112 and 118-110, Pacquiao (56-5-2)
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April 13, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
If all goes as planned Saturday night, Juan Manuel Marquez, the veteran technician, and Brandon Rios, the young aggressor, will clear their final hurdles to a July 14 junior-welterweight showdown at Cowboys Stadium outside Dallas. "That's what I'd like to do," fight promoter Bob Arum said Friday. "We have to discuss terms with both, they both have to win, nothing is finalized, but it'd be a great fight. "Brandon Rios is a tremendous warrior. Marquez is a masterful boxer. " Saturday night at 6 p.m. on pay-per-view television, Rios (29-0-1, 22 knockouts)
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November 13, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
For those who might yawn at the idea of Manny Pacquiao's fighting Juan Manuel Marquez for a fourth time Dec. 8, know that Pacquiao does not. As a Tuesday conversation with The Times and an ensuing sparring session revealed, the Filipino superstar burns for the brawl. “Aggressiveness is the most important thing for this fight,” Pacquiao said. Although he has won two of the decisions -- including a victory last November that might have been the strongest  performance yet by Marquez -- and had a draw, Pacquiao found motivation to erase some perceptions that have become attached to the series.
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March 26, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
Juan Manuel Marquez says he doesn't view Mike Alvarado as the beaten-up puncher the rest of us might picture. “I need to be at my best because this will be the best Mike Alvarado we have seen,” Marquez told The Times in a telephone interview from the Forum in Inglewood, where he'll return to fight May 17 on HBO. The 40-year-old Marquez (55-7-1, 40 knockouts) says he's prepared for a desperate welterweight opponent in Alvarado (34-2, 23 KOs), who's out to avoid a career-threatening third loss in four fights.
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June 20, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
Juan Manuel Marquez was subjected to skepticism in December when the newly buffed-up multichampion boxer knocked Manny Pacquiao out stone cold, the first time Pacquaio hit the canvas in the pair's five fights. Now, Marquez, in advance of his Oct. 12 world welterweight title fight at Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas against Palm Springs' Timothy Bradley, is due to be subjected to an unspecified number of random drug tests. There remains, however, some questions about who will preside over the testing.
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December 10, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
LAS VEGAS -- Juan Manuel Marquez on Monday vowed, “I am a clean fighter,” predicting his drug tests in Nevada will come back negative while adding that he'll seek to do random, Olympic-style testing before his next fight. “I feel very happy with my training, I feel great about the tests,” Marquez told The Times in a telephone conversation from his MGM Grand suite before boarding a flight home to Mexico. “I won't have a problem.” Marquez, 39, rallied from three bitterly contested fights against Manny Pacquiao - - two losses and a draw - - to knock out Pacquiao with a precise and brutal right counter-punch late in the sixth round in a likely fight-of-the-year performance Saturday night.
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September 12, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
After much deliberation, Manny Pacquiao decided that meeting his foil, Juan Manuel Marquez, for a fourth time trumps avenging a controversial loss in a fight most believe he won. Two sources close to the negotiations but unauthorized to speak publicly about the deal, told The Times on Wednesday that Pacquiao (54-4-2, 38 knockouts) will fight Marquez on Dec. 8 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas after rejecting a rematch with Timothy Bradley. Pacquiao edged Marquez in a majority decision in November, and the two have been separated by only the slightest of margins in their prior 36 rounds.
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April 12, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
LAS VEGAS -- Can Manny Pacquiao regain the ring savageness that made him a star, or will Timothy Bradley gain some redemption after taking so much heat over his 2012 controversial split-decision victory over Pacquiao? The Times is ringside tonight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena for the World Boxing Organization welterweight title bout between Coachella Valley's Bradley (31-0, 12 knockouts) and Filipino star Pacquiao (55-5-2, 38 KOs) and will provide live round-by-round updates. Pacquiao hasn't knocked anyone out in seven fights, dating to 2009, and his decision to cruise through the final rounds of an apparent one-sided win in the first meeting against Bradley cost him valuable points on the scorecards.
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April 11, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
LAS VEGAS -- Timothy Bradley changed his fighting nature from boxer to brawler following the criticism of his controversial split-decision win over Manny Pacquiao in 2012. So, if he fought with such hostility in going toe to toe with Ruslan Provodnikov in last year's fight of the year, doesn't it make sense he'll do the same against Pacquiao himself in their Saturday rematch? “You're damn right,” Bradley told The Times inside MGM Grand Garden Arena, site of the unbeaten (31-0)
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April 11, 2014 | Bill Dwyre
LAS VEGAS - They are asking all the wrong people here to predict the outcome of Saturday night's fight between Manny Pacquiao and Tim Bradley. Sportswriters? Are you kidding? This analysis demands a bit more depth than arguing the merits of the designated hitter. Too bad Sigmund Freud has departed us. His insights into these two fighters could be both learned and insightful. In the blue corner, from the Philippines, is the congressman from the Sarangani district, Manny Pacquiao, with a record of 55-5-2 and 38 knockouts.
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April 10, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
LAS VEGAS - Theories abound as to why Manny Pacquiao has gone seven fights since 2009 without knocking out an opponent. The effects of age on the 35-year-old, the talent and size of the opponents, conditioning flaws and distractions in his personal life and in his public life as a congressman in the Philippines are among the most cited reasons. Pacquiao's opponent Saturday at the MGM Grand, World Boxing Organization welterweight champion Timothy Bradley, has called out Pacquiao (55-5-2, 38 knockouts)
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March 26, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
Juan Manuel Marquez says he doesn't view Mike Alvarado as the beaten-up puncher the rest of us might picture. “I need to be at my best because this will be the best Mike Alvarado we have seen,” Marquez told The Times in a telephone interview from the Forum in Inglewood, where he'll return to fight May 17 on HBO. The 40-year-old Marquez (55-7-1, 40 knockouts) says he's prepared for a desperate welterweight opponent in Alvarado (34-2, 23 KOs), who's out to avoid a career-threatening third loss in four fights.
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March 21, 2014 | By Houston Mitchell
  In the build up to his April 12 fight with Manny Pacquiao, Timothy Bradleywill be blogging his thoughts about the fight each week. A portion of his first blog appears below, courtesy of HBO. In it, Bradley discusses how his two fights last year have helped prepare him. “2013 was a great year for me. I started out the year fighting a guy who wasn't very well known outside the boxing community by the name of Ruslan Provodnikov. You might have heard of him by now since our fight was voted, "Fight Of The Year" by the Boxing Writers of America.
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March 3, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
Juan Manuel Marquez's promoter in Mexico said Monday that the fighter was pleased with terms for a May 17 fight against Mike Alvarado at the Forum, and has had a change of heart and is open to a fifth fight against Manny Pacquiao. Marquez (55-7-1, 40 knockouts) told promoter Fernando Beltran he wants to share the Alvarado offer with his wife, and trainer “Nacho” Beristain, to get their input, then will meet again with Beltran on Thursday in Mexico City. The 40-year-old Marquez, who last fought and lost a split decision to Timothy Bradley in October in Las Vegas, previously said he wasn't interested in a fifth fight against Pacquiao, who fights for Bradley's World Boxing Organization welterweight belt April 12 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
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February 28, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
Boxing promoter Bob Arum said he's in the final stages of making a May 17 welterweight bout between Juan Manuel Marquez and Mike Alvarado at the Forum in Inglewood. En route to winning world titles in four different weight classes, Marquez, 40, fought at the former Great Western Forum 12 times between 1995 and '99. Arum told The Times that Marquez's Mexico-based promoter, Fernando Beltran, is “going to try to wrap that up with Marquez Monday in Mexico City.” Marquez (55-7-1, 40 knockouts)
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