On December 8, on the bill in MGM Grand, Las Vegas, are few very exciting fights, but at the top of the night is going to be the mega-fight of the year between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez. Also, on the stage of Europe we will see another interesting world title bout
In the far 2004 happened the first clash of these two super-fighters. Then it went to draw. Their second fight was in 2008. By the split decision the winner was Pacquiao, but the most observers looked doubtfully on this opinion of judges. For the third time both met each other on November 2011, and again the majority decision goes to Manny. This time whole the world saw it as the gift to Pacquiao, even his corner people looked surprised hearing the verdict. Was discussed that Pacman was saved for the big fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. Maybe now, when Manny already lost to Timothy Bradley in his last fight, the judges will be little more objective. The fight will be at welterweight and there will be no titles on the stake. So, looks like another fight of the year candidate- 34-years-old Philippino Pacquiao against 39-years-old Mexican Dinamita Marquez!
Former two-times Olympic Champion, Cuban Guillermo Rigondeaux, 32, for the third time will defend his WBA super-bantam belt. Rigondeaux won the title in the last January and already two times defended it. This time his opponent will be the former three-time the same belt owner, Thai Poonsawat Kratingdaenggym, 32, who has only two decision losses in his 50 pro-fights.
On the undercards The Mexican Miguel Vasquez for the fifth time will try to defend his IBF lightweight title against unbeaten Mercito Gesta from Philippines. For the interim WBA featherweight title will fight two previous unbeaten fighters, Dominican Javier Fortuna and Patrick Hyland from Ireland. Also, 2004 Athens Olympic Champion, The Cuban Yuriorkis Gamboa will have the twelve-rounder against another Philippino, Michael Farenas, at the super-feather.
But in Herning, Denmark, two seasoned pro will meet each other for the WBA super-middleweight belt. The former 11 WBA and WBC belts owner, The Dane Mikkel Kessler, 33, against the former two-time European Champion and IBF challenger, Brian Magee, 37, from Ireland. Here can say that the title is almost vacant, because Magee had the interim belt so far. Both fighters were excellent amateurs, Kessler- the Cadet European Champion, but Magee- former 1996 Olympian. Both had the fights against the world's best ones, but being honest, Kessler won more, Magee lost more! The Dane had only two losses, both from the super-champions, The Welshman Joe Calzaghe and The American Andre Ward. The Irishman lost to England's Carl Froch and to Lucian Bute of Romania, his the biggest victories comes over two another Danes, Mads Larsen and Rudy Markussen. Brian is very technic southpaw, but has the lack of power and few times demonstrated the weakness of his chin. Mikkel is a typical attacking fighter with the big punching power from the both hands and good speed, which can play the main role in this fight. And, of course, have to remember that the fight will be in Denmark!