Manny Pacquiao bajó tranquilo de la báscula. Después de haber marcado 147 libras, límite en el que se pactó la pelea, el campeón mundial filipino se dijo tranquilo y listo para enfrentar por cuarta ocasión al mexicano Juan Manuel Márquez en un duelo en el que asegura necesita una victoria contundente.

"Buscaré el nocaut y si tengo oportunidad lo concretaré. Esta pelea es importante", dijo a HuffPost Voces minutos después de bajar de la báscula el peleador de 33 años de edad, quien buscará dejar atrás el amargo sabor de la derrota que dejó su tropiezo ante el estadounidense Timothy Bradley hace seis meses.

En la ceremonia de pesaje, Juan Manuel Márquez - quien fue el que contó con mayor apoyo de los fanáticos - sorprendió al detener el fiel de la balanza en 143 libras y dando casi dos kilos de ventaja a su acérrimo rival.

"Es algo que ya teníamos contemplado. Juan Manuel no se va a exponer a que le falte la velocidad que para este pleito es elemental. Lo que si es que con esta diferencia de pesos tendrá que ser muy cuidadoso en no desprotegerse", dijo a HuffPost Voces el preparador físico de 'PacMan', Alex Ariza.

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Juan Manuel mostró un físico más marcado que el filipino y demostró disfrutar el ambiente que se está generando al rededor de la cuarta contienda que sostendrán. Contrario a las otras tres contiendas, esta vez Juan Manuel fue apoyado por los mexicanos asistentes en todo momento y cuando Manny subió al ring se escuchó un fuerte abucheo.

"Fue diferente subir y que se escucharan más mexicanos, pero eso es algo que no le pone mucha atención Manny. Esta pelea es muy importante así que subirá a presionar mucho desde el primer round. Tirando muchos golpes y buscando, si se puede, el nocaut", explicó Ariza.

Para esta pelea los organizadores del evento proyectaron un lleno, pues los 16 mil asientos del Gran Garden Arena ya se agotaron, generando ganancias por 10.5 millones de dólares, y se espera que se agote también el boletaje para los circuitos cerrados.

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    LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 07: Boxers Manny Pacquiao (L) and Juan Manuel Marquez pose during the official weigh-in for their welterweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 7, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao and Marquez will fight each other for the fourth time on December 8 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Getty Images)

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    Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines poses during his weigh-in with Juan Manuel Marquez of Mexico (out of frame) December 7, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Filipino southpaw Pacquiao needs a statement victory over Marquez in the fourth installment of their epic rivalry December 8, 2012 to prove once and for all who is the better fighter. AFP PHOTO / John GURZINSKI (Photo credit should read JOHN GURZINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines prepares to stand on the scales during his weigh-in with Juan Manuel Marquez of Mexico (out of frame) December 7, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Filipino southpaw Pacquiao needs a statement victory over Marquez in the fourth installment of their epic rivalry December 8, 2012 to prove once and for all who is the better fighter. AFP PHOTO / John GURZINSKI (Photo credit should read JOHN GURZINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Juan Manuel Marquez of Mexico poses during his weigh-in with Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines (out of frame) December 7, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Filipino southpaw Pacquiao needs a statement victory over Marquez in the fourth installment of their epic rivalry December 8, 2012 to prove once and for all who is the better fighter. AFP PHOTO / John GURZINSKI (Photo credit should read JOHN GURZINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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    LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 07: Boxers Manny Pacquiao (L) and Juan Manuel Marquez pose during the official weigh-in for their welterweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 7, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao and Marquez will fight each other for the fourth time on Dec. 8 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Getty Images)

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    Manny Pacquiao (L) of the Philippines and Juan Manuel Marquez (R) of Mexico pose during their weigh-in December 7, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Filipino southpaw Pacquiao needs a statement victory over Marquez in the fourth installment of their epic rivalry December 8, 2012 to prove once and for all who is the better fighter. AFP PHOTO / John GURZINSKI (Photo credit should read JOHN GURZINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines poses during his weigh-in with Juan Manuel Marquez of Mexico (out of frame) December 7, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Filipino southpaw Pacquiao needs a statement victory over Marquez in the fourth installment of their epic rivalry December 8, 2012 to prove once and for all who is the better fighter. AFP PHOTO / John GURZINSKI (Photo credit should read JOHN GURZINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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    LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 07: Boxers Manny Pacquiao (L) and Juan Manuel Marquez face off during the official weigh-in for their welterweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 7, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao and Marquez will fight each other for the fourth time on Dec. 8 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Getty Images)

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    Manny Pacquiao greets fans during his arrival at the MGM Grand Hotel-Casino, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, in Las Vegas. Pacquiao is scheduled to face Juan Manuel Marquez in a welterweight boxing match on Saturday. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

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    Manny Pacquiao listens to questions from the media during his arrival at the MGM Grand hotel-casino, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, in Las Vegas. Pacquiao is scheduled to face Juan Manuel Marquez in a welterweight fight on Saturday. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

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    Manny Pacquiao, center, steps off the bus during his arrival at the MGM Grand hotel-casino, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, in Las Vegas. Pacquiao will face Juan Manuel Marquez in a WBO welterweight fight on Saturday. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

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    Manny Pacquiao, center, enters the ring in the lobby of the MGM Grand Hotel-Casino during his arrival, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, in Las Vegas. Pacquiao is scheduled to face Juan Manuel Marquez in a welterweight boxing match on Saturday. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

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    Manny Pacquiao, center, poses for photos with fans during his arrival at the MGM hotel-casino, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, in Las Vegas. Pacquiao is scheduled to face Juan Manuel Marquez in a welterweight fight on Saturday. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

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    Manny Pacquiao jumps rope while training in Los Angeles, Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. Pacquiao is scheduled to fight Juan Manuel Marquez in a welterweight boxing match in Las Vegas on Saturday. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

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    Manny Pacquiao gestures for members of the media as he trains in Los Angeles, Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. Pacquiao is scheduled to fight Juan Manuel Marquez in a welterweight boxing match in Las Vegas on Saturday. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)



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