Juan Manuel Marquez thinks he has what it takes to beat Manny Pacquiao on his third try. They fight on Nov. 12.
Ring Life takes an intimate look inside the life of Juan Manuel Marquez. "24/7 Pacquiao/Marquez" premieres Saturday, Oct. 22, only on HBO. It all leads up to their live pay-per-view fight on Nov. 12.
Judging from the first two fights, what aspect of Manny Pacquiao’s game poses you the most danger heading into the third bout? Do you really believe you won the first two fights? Are you planning anything different in your approach to Pacquiao this time, especially given your belief that you won the first two fights?
Marquez: I believe that Manny Pacquiao has become a much (more) complete fighter, but his speed and power are still his most dangerous attributes.
I don’t believe I won the first fight; I am sure I won them both, I just did not get the decision. I will do the same that I have always done against him, fight with intelligence, patience and counterpunch. My preparation will be different because I will fight at a higher weight. I have to make some changes in my diet and make sure I can still have speed and conditioning at the higher weight.
Remember to watch HBO's all-access series “24/7,” which premieres an all new edition when “24/7 Pacquiao/Marquez” debuts Saturday, Oct. 22, at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The four-part series will air for three consecutive Saturday nights before the finale airs the night before the championship showdown in Las Vegas.