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Marquez brings the Hispanic audience, which should translate into higher pay-per-view sales, and he also brings a well-earned reputation as the one fighter who can solve Pacquaio’s somewhat unorthodox style. He might be an aging fighter at 39, but Pacquiao also has been showing the signs of his 17-year career in professional boxing.

And while Pacquiao is widely acclaimed as one of the great offensive fighters of his era, Marquez might be one of the best counterpunchers. All three of their fights have had tremendous action, and there’s no reason to believe the fourth fight will be any different.

That’s especially true if Pacquiao _ who renounced his drinking and partying ways after having marital problems last year _ trained as hard for this fight as he and Roach say.

“I think he has the fire underneath him that he used to have,” Roach said. “He had four knockdowns in training camp, which were his first since the (Miguel) Cotto fight. He wasn’t so compassionate in sparring this time.”

The fight will be at 147 pounds, a full 22 pounds heavier than the boxers were in 2004. Marquez, in particular, appears to have bulked up, leading Roach to question how natural his weight gain really was.

Marquez wore a bulky coat while meeting with reporters Wednesday as if he were trying to conceal his physique.

“Maybe I’m bigger, but I need to be fast, and I need to be quick to win this fight,” Marquez said.