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Pacquiao-Marquez III

     On the third face off between the Filipino boxing icon Manny 'Pacman' Pacquaio and Juan Manuel Marquez of Mexico, the fighter from the Philippines emerged victorious via majority decision.

Photo courtesy of Chris Farina (Top Rank) from Manny Pacquaio's facebook page
      The fight held at MGM Grand in Las Vegas on November 12, 2011 lasted 12 rounds and was a tight match between the two opposing warriors.  It can be remembered that the first meeting between these two amazing boxers ended up in a draw in 2004.  Their second bout in 2008 was just as intense as the first though Pacman was the victor via split decision only because he was able to overpower Marquez on the third round.  The third and final face off held a promise from both boxers to settle all doubts on who is the better fighter.

Tale of the tape, screenshot from their fight
Photo taken from here.
     Early on in the match, Pacquiao fans are getting worried because Marquez is proving how he's a tough opponent to beat.  On the 9th round, Pacquiao is bleeding because of a split lip and the Pinoy fighter still has not found his rhythm in the fight.  Fans are speculating that the only way for Pacman to win the match was to knockout Marquez.  This was indeed a really close fight and fans throughout the world have mixed opinions on who is the real winner.







     Here are the statistics from the match to help the fans understand why Pacquiao won:

Pacquaio apparently threw (142) more punches than Marquez and also managed
to land 176 on Marquez compared to Marquez' 138.  That's 42 more punches coming
from Pacquaio and hitting Marquez fair and square.
More POWER punches came from Pacquaio as well.

And here's where all the punches landed with Marquez getting
all the left and right hook on the face.
     Here are the judges and their scores:  Robert Hoyle 114-114, Dave Moretti 115-113, and Glenn Trowbridge 116-112, in favor of Pacquaio.  All judges are from Nevada.  With this win, Manny Pacquaio retains his World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title.


     On the Post-Fight PressCon that followed, Bob Arum (Pacquaio's promoter) brought up the possibility of a fourth fight.

Screen capture from Manny Pacquaio's facebook page.
     Congratulations Manny!  No matter what, the Filipinos are proud of you.

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13 comments:

  1. OK! Myke!
    I know the story about the "little prince" by a friend who always Told me: "You Become Responsible forever for what you have tamed."
    It is truly a book, not only for children, but for adults too! ... A great Book!
    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
    Well!
    About this Post ...
    I had no idea you liked to fights ... Martial Arts!
    Manny Pacquaio, is famous fighter in the whole world - there are many videos of his fights on YouTube ... He's Great Fighter!
    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
    Well ... When I was younger, I practiced:
    Judo, Capoeira, Karate ...
    But today, only:
    Eating, drinking and sleeping! ... Ahahahaha

    Myke, have a great Sunday Night!
    See you!!

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  2. He's indeed a great fighter...He's still all over the news here until today. Congrats to Manny P. and thanks for sharing Myke! Have a great week :-)

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  3. pertarungan yang menarik, begitu melihat paqiau bertanding, saya langsung ingat ada teman baik michael sedang tegang

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  4. that's nice.. i haven't watched it yet pero controversial talaga sila pag naglaban.. magaling sila both.. Congrats.. ;)

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  5. CONGRATULATIONS TO HIM. PERA NYA UMAAPAW NA!

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  6. thanks 4 visiting.suppot u always ma'friend :) suppot back :P

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  7. Hey, Myke!
    November 15: "Proclamation of the Republic" - Holidays!
    Wow ... Very good!

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  8. was here to visit! controversial yet we're proud of pacman :) visit and support back :)

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  9. apa khabarnya manny setelah kemenangan itu?

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