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|
|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.
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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