The final showdown for Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez will happen on November 12, 2011 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. This will be televised on HBO Pay Per View.
This trilogy match will be their third bout as they have already faced each other twice before. First was in May 8, 2004, also at the MGM Grand where it ended in a draw. Pacquiao was supposed to win this if only the third judge, Burt Clements, scored the first round correctly, taking into account the three knockdowns Manny did to Marquez.
They fought for the second time in 2008 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino and Pacquiao won this with a split decision. However, this became controversial as Marquez disputed the results insisting that he should have won both the first and second round.
Pacquiao will begin his rigid two-month training at the Summer capital of the Philippines, Baguio City on the third week of September. But before that, the two fighters, with their entourage, will be on a four-city promotional tour starting on September 3, 2011 here in Manila. After that, they will head to New York on September 6 and then followed by Los Angeles on September 8. The tour will immediately finish on September 8 in Marquez’x home in Mexico City. They will be doing press conference on each city. The first conference will be at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila.
People will definitely look forward to the trilogy fight in November.