Marquez wants 'official victory' over Pacquiao


Posted at Sep 18 2012 09:10 PM | Updated as of Sep 19 2012 07:29 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Mexican boxer Juan Manuel Marquez is insisting that he has won all of his first 3 fights against Manny Pacquiao.

The Mexican counterpuncher claimed that he only lost the fights because of the judges.

“I beat him the first three fights but did not get the decision; this time I will beat him again and I also will get the victory officially,” Marquez said in Examiner

Marquez suffered three 1st-round knockdowns in the hands of Pacquiao in 2004. But he persevered and was able to salvage a controversial draw.

Marquez again fought Pacquiao in 2008 and 2011. He, however, lost the bouts by decision.

The Mexican will have another go at Pacquiao on December 8.

There will be no titles on the line, but each boxer’s pride will be at stake.

"People say why against Pacquiao," said Marquez, "I want to prove who's better, and I want the referee to raise my hand. I'm training very hard for December 8. I'll be ready to fight."