Cruel And Exciting Punishment: Vazquez Meets Marquez Again
- Posted on Sun, May 16th, 2010 by Ja Dawson
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First off, I want to apologize to my dedicated commenters, like Jeff, who warned me not to pick Paulie Malignaggi to upset Amir Khan. That upset pick halted my 20 boxing prediction winning streak. The "fight pickings" get no easier this week.
Enter the fourth installation of Israel Vazquez (44-4, 32 KOs) vs. Rafael Marquez (38-5, 34 KOs).
Logic dictates that this will be business as usual in favor of Vazquez. He lost their first epic battle but has gone on to batter and bruise Marquez in their second and third (albeit very close) bouts. If only predicting tough fights like these were so easy.
I’ll spare you the detailed breakdown of the key factors that will determine the winner. As was the case in their previous three fights, Rafael Marquez has superior technical skills. Skill usually trumps will. However, if you know anything about this series, you know that it’s been Israel Vazquez’s will that has won out two out of three times.
Will Skill or Will Win This Time Around?
Your guess is as good as mine. However, I won’t be guessing this go-round, given what happened with my most recent prediction. The will of Israel Vazquez will edge (via decision) the skill of Rafael Marquez in what promises to be another brutal, close and exciting affair.