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Pacquiao/Marquez HBO Face-Off; Purpose Served?

By Ashley King: The HBO Face-Off with host Max Kellerman debuted October 1st with Manny Pacquiao and Juan Marquez and it was less interesting than others I’ve seen. It can get complicated to conduct a Face-Off when there is a language barrier. It was apparent that Max Kellerman was trying his best to get build up the pressure in the room, like he does on all the Face-Offs, but both fighters are more concerned on getting their words across correctly than anything. This is all completely understandable, but I wonder if this Face-Off has really served its purpose for these two fighters.

Of course HBO is going to make a Face-Off for Manny Pacquiao because of his popularity and fan base but I honestly don’t see how much insight this special actually gave. I believe HBO uses the Face-Off to hype up a fight and show a little side of each fighters perspective. Max Kellerman is a good host but the demonstration from Freddie Roach’s point of view of what happened in the last fight just made everything more awkward and not to-the-point. All the while, Nacho Beristain is just sitting there saying nothing at all.

I think I would rather have seen Juan Marquez and Manny Pacquaio in separate interviews in their native language with subtitles, just to get a better idea of what both fighters’ are really thinking without having to worry about translation. In my opinion, the set up of Face-Off overall only works well with certain fighters.

What did you think? Did anyone else feel the same way or did this Face-Off serve its purpose? What questions would you have asked Marquez or Pacquaio if you were Max Kellerman?

Article posted on 03.10.2011



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