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by Nat Gottlieb

Photo by Gene Blevins - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions

Juan Manuel Marquez outclasses Michael Katsidis on paper. But Max Kellerman says youth, aggressiveness and a strong will to win might just enable the Aussie to pull off a stunning upset.

Katsidis is the kind of action hero they make comic book movies about. He fights with reckless abandon, never quits and always gives fans their money's worth. The difference between him and Spider-Man, Batman and Iron Man is that those guys always overcome all odds to win. The same can't be said about Katsidis.


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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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