• Manny Pacquiao v Juan Manuel Marquez

Pacquiao won't complain if robbed by Marquez

ESPN staff
November 30, 2012
Manny Pacquiao won't complain about bad decisions

Manny Pacquiao insists nobody will hear him complaining - as Juan Manuel Marquez has done in the past - if a controversial decision goes against him in a week's time.

Pacquiao takes on Marquez in Las Vegas on December 8, in what will be a fourth meeting of the pair. The first bout was declared a draw, while the other two went the way of Pacquiao via narrow decisions.

The last of those bouts, in particular, caused uproar in the boxing community, with many observers believing Marquez to have won the fight. That controversy has led to a fourth chapter in their rivalry.

Pacquiao has also been on the wrong end of a dubious call, losing his WBO title to Timothy Bradley in June following a decision that a WBO panel later said should not stand. But if the Filipino fighter suffers at the hands of the judges again in Vegas, he says he will not go crying foul play like his rival.

"If you compare my fight [with Marquez] to the Bradley fight, I think the Bradley fight is worse. But I never complained," Pacquiao said.

"Did you ever hear me complaining that I lost the fight? I never complain. It's part of the sport."

Pacquiao gives away a size advantage to Marquez, who is tipped to enter the fight as big as he has ever been against the Pacman. Size makes no difference to Pacquiao, though, who has been punching above his weight for years.

"I wouldn't be surprised if he's bigger than me," he said. "It's happened before. It's not new to me."

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