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  • Topic: Juan Manuel Márquez, Manny Pacquiao, Boxing weight classes
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Compare and Contrast Essay
Boxing is a sport known worldwide in which two people engage in a contest of strength, reflexes and endurance by throwing punches with gloved hands. People have favorite boxers in different weight categories. Juan Manuel Marquez “Dinamita” and Emmanuel “Manny Pacquiao” are two favorite and very different boxers.

They had different Amateur careers
Marquez proceeds from a family of boxers, he began boxing in amateur tournaments at age 13. “Dynamita” marquez fought his way to an amateur record of 35-1 those included 2 Golden Glove tournaments. Pacquiao lived out on the street of manila and after months at age 14 started boxing and made The Philippine National Amateur boxing team where his room and board where paid by the government. Pacquiao reportedly had an amateur record of 64 fights (60-4) Many Pacquiao-Bio Top-rank.com, 2011)

Their Professional Careers were different

Marquez initiated his professional career in the featherweight class. After losing one fight via disqualification, he remained undefeated for six years compiling a 29-1 record those wins included very know boxing figures like Julio Gervacio and Alfred Kotey. (Juan angel zurita-Is Juan Manuel Marquez The Featherweight winky wright? DoghouseBoxing.com, 2004)Marquez won the WBO NABO Featherweight title which he defended seven times. Marquez has fought his way through 4 division championships and he also haswon seven world titles in five different boxing weight classes. Pacquiao's professional debut was on an evening boxing show called: “Blow by Blow”. His professional debut was a four-round bout against Edmund “Entung Ignacio” on January 22 1995 which Pacquiao won via decision, that fight made Pacquiao an instant star of the program. After losing a fight to Torrecampo, Pacquiao continued undefeated for his next 15 fights. Pacquiao has won many championships in different weight classes like the Fly weight, Superbantam weight, Super...
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