CompuBox Factors: Brawlers Beware

In this era of superstar showcases, Juan Manuel Marquez has blazed an old-school trail. Since stopping the 26-8 Hector Javier Marquez (no relation) in June 2002, his ledger boasts future Hall of Famers (Mayweather, Barrera, Pacquiao), credible champions (Casamayor, John, Gainer, Diaz, Salido, Medina) and rugged contenders with excellent records (Jaca, Jandaeng, Juarez, Polo). In his mind, why take lay-ups when there are three pointers to try?
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CompuBox Factors: Speed, Height, Southpaws & Volume

If pre-fight estimates are correct, Saturday's fight between Manny Pacquiao and Antonio Margarito is poised to break boxing's all-time indoor attendance record of 63,350 set by Ali-Spinks II in September 1978. But will the "Pac Man" and the "Tijuana Tornado" justify the hype and add to their legacies? Everyone will have to wait for that answer but their CompuBox histories prove that "what was" will influence what "will be." They're fighting at a 150-lb catchweight, as Pacquiao seeks his sixth title (154 lbs) in sixth different weight class. Manny's a better than 4-1 favorite.
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