|Did Nacho Beristain’s opinion cost Juan Manuel Marquez?
By John J. Raspanti, Doghouse Boxing (Nov 17, 2011) Doghouse Boxing (Photo © German Villasenor)
By John J. Raspanti, Doghouse Boxing: As the
debate rages on regarding who won the third fight between Manny Pacquiao
and Juan Manuel Marquez, the question I want answered is what was Nacho
would the Yoda of trainers tell his fighter, who was on the verge of a
colossal achievement, he was winning after eight rounds? Beristain had
complained openly about the scoring in the first two fights.
we go again. Beristain feels that his fighter is winning. Had he
forgotten about his complaints from the first two fights? How could he
be so sure the Las Vegas judges would agree with him?
The answer requires some amateur psychobabble.
sports, fans and trainers sometimes see what they want to see. Beristain
"wanted” to see his fighter winning. It makes sense. His emotion
overtook his intellect. It happens in little league all the time.
Beristain is like Marquez's father. Marquez trusts his trainer’s opinion
and does what he says.
Dr. Phil has left the building.
Pacquaio’s corner, Freddie Roach sensed what was happening. He told his
charge to “pick it up” before the ninth round began. Interestingly, two
of the three judges gave Pacquiao round nine. Marquez seemed to slow
down a bit during the last three rounds. Was it because he was listening
to his corner?
record, Pacquiao landed 176 of 578 punches thrown while, Marquez landed
138 of 436. Pacquiao also edged Marquez in power shots landing 117 to
Marquez' 100. Marquez did appear to land the heavier punches even though
the power statistic from above disputes that.
Pacquiao who was forcing the action. Winning a championship by
counterpunching (on points) rarely happens. The old adage is the
challenger has to beat the champion.
had executed his fight plan flawlessly. He waited for the impatient
Pacquiao (after three rounds) to strike, and then nailed him with sneaky
rights, and left hooks. The 38-year-old future Hall of Famer might not
win a round from Floyd Mayweather, but he has Pacquiao figured out.
frustration was obvious. Why couldn't he knock this guy out? His team
was telling the media that the knockout would happen before round seven.
Maybe they forgot to tell Marquez. Pacquiao's game plan was unraveling.
after the bout if he would consider a fourth bout with Marquez, Pacquiao
replied, “Any time, any time. I am a fighter, and my job is to fight in
Marquez felt cheated.
robbed. Honestly, I don't know what I need to do to change the mind of
the judges. We won with cleaner punches. I am frustrated right now -
Look for a fourth go around between these two champions. Maybe next time Marquez won't listen to his corner.
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