Pacquiao, Marquez weigh in ahead of fourth fight


Posted at Dec 08 2012 10:03 AM | Updated as of Dec 08 2012 06:50 PM

Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao (L) and Juan Manuel Marquez of Mexico face off during an official weigh-in at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada December 7, 2012. REUTERS/Steve Marcus

LAS VEGAS - Filipino boxing champ Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez finally weighed in ahead of their most-awaited fourth showdown this weekend.

Pacquiao tipped the scales at 147 pounds, while his Mexican counterpart weighed in lighter at 143 pounds.

Both fighters have something to prove with their three previous encounters ending in a draw and controversial decisions as Marquez believes he has been robbed of three victories by the judges.

Pacquiao's coach Freddie Roach, meanwhile, has acknowledged Marquez has unquestionably proven to be the Filipino's most difficult opponent and they are determined to claim a convincing victory this time around. -- ANC