Pacquiao expects 'best Marquez' in November

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Posted at Aug 30 2011 04:09 PM | Updated as of Aug 31 2011 03:04 AM

Manny Pacquiao

MANILA, Philippines – Boxing congressman Manny Pacquiao believes he will face the best Juan Manuel Marquez in their third fight.

Pacquiao thinks his Mexican rival will be very motivated to beat him on November 12.

“I expect the best Marquez on that night,” the 8-division champion told KO Boxing.com.

At stake at the 144-pound catch weight fight is Pacquiao’s WBO welterweight title.

Marquez has battled Pacquiao in 2 hard-fought matches.

The first fight in 2004 ended in a controversial draw. The second fight 4 years later ended in a split decision in favor of Pacquiao.

“I've already fought twice with Marquez so I know his style,” said the Filipino boxer.

He, however, expects the third fight to be a tough one as well.

“It's a hard fight. I have to train hard for this fight,” said Pacquiao.