Fast & furious Juan Manuel Marquez takes on Juan Diaz this Saturday night on HBOPPV in a rematch that I am not going to say is highly anticipated because I think it is all hype. I am not going to argue the fact that their first match up was named 2009 fight of the year by both Ring Magazine and the Boxing Writers Association of America, but why the rematch?
When I think of a rematch, I think its necessary because the fight was controversial of who should have won but when Marquez secured a brutal ninth-round knocked out with his powerful right hand, there was no question who won.
Diaz came out strong and it was a grueling battle but Diaz got tired fast. What can Diaz possible do different? If he doesn’t brawl then it’s going to be a boring fight. Diaz has since fought twice against Paul Malignaggi, winning the first clash on points last August before the decision went against him four months later. Marquez was outpointed by Floyd Mayweather last September.
Right now Marquez is favored 9-2 to come out on top again and Diaz is currently rated a 3-1 underdog to gain revenge. So is not even worth betting.
I have to go with Marquez to win by knockout again, that’s if Diaz brawls if not, Marquez will win a unanimous decision.
What’s your take, will this be another repeat or redemption?
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