|Manny Pacquiao and his series of punches to Juan Manuel Marquez|
Again, Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao won in the bout and considered to be a difficult challenge with Juan Manuel Marquez.
Juan Manuel Marquez, the Mexican underdog in Pacquiao-Marquez III battle said: “I trained hard for this fight. This is the most important fight because I want to fight the best pound-for-pound. I need to win every round clearly and do my job inside the ring. And win convincingly.”
He continued, “This time is going to be different. We’re going to combine intelligence with speed, and we’re going to be very, very intelligent in the ring.”
Marquez discerned he has the ability to injure Pacquiao with his right straights and uppercuts.
Marquez added: “You have to know how to land your punches and when to land your punches, and I think I’ve always been able to do that against Manny Pacquiao. It’s all in my technique as a technical fighter that I’m able to do against him what others are not able to do that. Boxing is about styles.”
Pacquiao is guaranteed $22 million but may end up with $30 million. This could be his biggest earning in a single fight. Money to Pacquiao according to him was next to importance of his fight and a chance to finally silence Marquez. So, this is it! Pacman finally succeeded in this battle.
These were the round by round updates:
Round 1: Both boxers were confident in the ring. Marquez measured Pacquiao using the right jab, while the latter used his straight left. They ended the round with a good exchange but Pacquiao was able to evade most of Marquez' punches.
Round 2: Marquez was able to get inside Pacquiao's defense and tagged him with body shots. Pacquiao managed to land a left hand and is using lateral movement to evade Marquez's punches. Marquez landed more shots than Pacquiao in round 2.
Round 3: Pacquiao was able to hurt Marquez in the closing seconds of round 3 with a series of hooks. A powerful right hook from Pacquiao shook Marquez, but the Mexican was able to survive the barrage.
Round 4: The 4th round was a series of exchanges between the two fighters. Marquez was able to land a left hand, but he opened himself up for a right hand from Pacquiao. The two clashed heads midway through the fourth round but no cuts were opened on either fighter.
Round 5: Marquez's face has begun to swell as Pacquiao tagged him with straights. Pacquiao landed a strong punch, but Marquez was able to hit him with a straight right to the face. Marquez once again staggered Pacquiao with a cycle of punches late into the round and Pacquiao was frustrated.
Round 6: Pacquiao rebound back in the 6th round as he was able to hit Marquez with inside punches near the 1-minute mark of the round. Marquez did not allow Pacquiao to take control, however, as he hits Pacquiao with right hands of his own.
Round 7: Marquez upset Pacquiao with a strong right to the body early in the round. Pacquiao has been unable to hurt Marquez so far in the fight as his punches were not landing clearly. Marquez has been outboxing Pacquiao so far in this fight, but Pacquiao was able to put a stream of punches together late in the round.
Round 8: Pacquiao appeared to land a good punch, but Marquez gave him a good counterpunching. Pacquiao did not found a rhythm in the fight and Marquez was pulling away on the scorecards.
Round 9: Pacquiao bleed due to a split lip. Marquez was in a good cadence as he embraced Pacquiao in the body early in the round. Pacquiao looked to pick up the speed midway through the round as he starts to catch Marquez with a torrent of punches. Both fighters exchanged blows late in the round but Pacquiao seemed to be lagging in this fight.
Round 10: Marquez seemed to be more exhausted than Pacquiao as he clinched early, but he recovered and grabbed Pacquiao with a right hand. Marquez's face was swollen, but he was willing to strike back with Pacquiao in the 10th round. Pacquiao’s lip bleed again, but he managed to catch Marquez with some strong punches late in the round.
Round 11: Pacquiao was able to catch Marquez with powerful hits early in the round. Pacquiao was unable to hurt Marquez, but the latter seemed to be breathless.
Round 12: Pacquiao has a cut above his right eyebrow. Pacquiao looked to win the last round as he swung punches wildly, but he was unable to land clean shots on Marquez. The two judges decided, Pacquiao won over Marquez in this last round! It was a majority decision in favor of no other than Manny Pacquiao.
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Sources: Live Streaming in UStream, SOPCast, abs-cbn.com, Radio DZBB, Philippine Star,Photo from TV5's Interaksyon/ Associated Press