Manny Pacquiao Barely Escapes With Win Over Juan Manuel Marquez. Fans Boo, Throw Bottles At Ring In Disgust Over Decision [MORE VIDEOS 11/13/2011
Manny Pacquiao was taken to the limit Saturday night before escaping with a majority decision win over Juan Manuel Marquez in their welterweight title fight.
Pacquiao won on two scorecards, while the third ringside judge had it a draw. It was a narrow escape for the Filipino congressman, who took as much punishment as he got over 12 rounds.
The third fight between the two was as close as the previous two, and by the time they finished 12 arounds the outcome was still in doubt. Pacquiao won some rounds with sheer agression, while Marquez won others with brilliant counterpunching, keeping Pacquiao from getting inside.
Marquez was a 7-1 underdog, but it was clear early he would be in this fight. He picked Pacquiao apart with right hands almost every time he tried to get inside, and landed good hard flurries throughout the fight.
Pacquiao was the aggressor throughout, and landed some sharp punches of his own. But when the decision was announced, the crowd booed roundly and, once again Marquez had lost a close fight.
One ringside judge had it a 114-114 draw, while two others favored Pacquiao by 115-113 and 116-112. The Associated Press had it 114-114.
Manny Pacquiao Visits Jimmy Kimmel; Talks Mayweather, Fight Next Saturday Against Juan Manuel Marquez & More 11/04/2011
Manny Pacquiao made his 5th appearance on the Jimmy Kimmel Live and they talked Floyd Mayweather, his fight against Juan Manuel Marquez next week & more.
Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant made use of his lockout-fueled free time Thursday by visiting the Wild Card Gym to watch Manny Pacquiao prepare for his third bout against Juan Manuel Marquez on Nov. 12 in Las Vegas.
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