In case you haven’t been paying attention, this weekend will mark the fifth-straight Saturday in which a highly-anticipated boxing match(es) will be contested. First came, Pavlik-Taylor II on 2/16, then Klitschko-Ibragimov on 2/23, followed by Marquez-Vazquez III on 3/1 and, finally, Haye-Maccarinelli/Maskaev-Peter on 3/8. We can also throw in Carlos Quintana’s shocking victory over Paul Williams on 2/9 which would then make this Saturday’s Manny Pacquaio vs. Juan Manuel Marquez fight the sixth entry in a most memorable 42 day span.
Nowadays, it isn’t common to see two fighters have a rematch several years after meeting for the first time but that will be the scenario when these two Super Featherweights clash four years after their infamous draw.
Today’s Memory takes us back to May 8, 2004 and, more specifically, the first round of Pacquaio-Marquez I. Watching this frenetic round, it’s a wonder how this even ended up a draw but you know how that goes.