Michael Rosenthal

THE RING December issue: At a glance


He’s back. Manny Pacquiao, the No. 1 fighter in the world, faces nemesis Juan Manuel Marquez in a long-awaited third fight Nov. 12 in Las Vegas on HBO Pay-Per-View.

And THE RING gives you all you want to know about the fight in a comprehensive 34-page preview in a special December 2011 issue of the magazine, which is on newsstands nationwide now.

The preview package includes:

  • Don Stradley, a regular contributor, asks whether Marquez can spoil Pacquiao’s legacy in The Knight vs. the Dragon.
  • Doug Fischer, Associate Editor of the magazine, takes a look back at the first two fights between Pacquiao and Marquez in Pacquiao-Marquez I and II: A Look Back.
  • Contributor Lee Groves breaks down the fighters’ first two meetings in terms of numbers in Who Would’ve Figured?
  • Columnist Norm Frauenheim writes in “Very East Fight for Pacquiao” that the third installments in trilogies don’t always live up to the first two.
  • Pacquiao makes it clear in The Reluctant Mexicutioner, by Editor Michael Rosenthal, that he doesn’t like that moniker.
  • Columnist Gary Andrew Poole asks the question: Is Manny Pacquiao the Most Popular Athlete in the World?
  • Rosenthal gives you his list ofThe 10 Greatest Mexican Fighters.
  • Contributor Jake Donovan writes that Marquez Found his Greatest Succcess Late in his Career.
  • Fischer breaks down the fight in our head-to-head analysis Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez.

Also in this issue, columnist Ron Borges explores one of boxing’s most-perplexing tragedies in What Killed Arturo Gatti?

Former judge Chuck Giampa asks a question that many boxing fans ask: How Can Judges Score the Same Fight So Differently?

Fischer writes in In Search of Redemption that Miguel Cotto and Antonio Margarito both have extra motivation for their pay-per-view rematch on Dec. 3.

THE RING provides a look at the compelling new book Hard Luck: The Triumph and Tragedy of “Irish” Jerry Quarry by Steve Springer and Blake Chavez.

In A Walking Miracle, contribuer Joseph Santoliquito writes about the remarkable evolution of light heavyweight titleholder Beibut Shumenov.

And Rosenthal looks back on An Ugly Night in Vegas, the ill-fated fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Victor Ortiz.


Read THE RING every month by clicking on ON SALE NOW on this page (directly to the right) or the RingTV.com homepage or by visiting your local newsstand. You can subscribe to the magazine by clicking here or the new digital edition of the magazine by clicking here.


Around the web