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Pacquiao and Marquez both aiming for knockout

Tue., Sept. 18, 2012

Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez have reasons for chasing a knockout when they extend their series with a fourth fight Dec. 8 in Las Vegas. Pacquiao (54-4-2, 38 knockouts) seeks to mute the nagging public and self-criticism that perhaps he has never really beaten Marquez (at right in photo), after they fought to a 2004 draw, followed by a 2008 split decision and a 2011 majority decision, both awarded to Pacquiao (at left in photo). “Aggressive, that’s our focus this time,” Pacquiao said Monday as the fighters appeared to promote their pay-per-view bout at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. “I want to erase the doubts of the people.” Marquez (54-6-1, 39 KOs) said he is out to halt the uncertainty of Nevada judges. – L.A. Times

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