Sunday, March 16, 2008
Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao Defeats Marquez at Mandalay Bay Las Vegas
This was a close fight with Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao winning over Juan Manuel “Dinamita” Marquez by a split decision. Pacquiao earned 115 points over 112 of Marquez.
The much awaited boxing rematch of Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao vs Juan Manuel “Dinamita” Marquez, The Unfinished Business, their unfinished business is finally “finished”. It was worth the wait. Pacquiao won by only 3 points, a small margin, but a victory nonetheless.
115 points points for Pacquiao versus 112 points for Marquez by a split decision. What helped Pacquiao win the title was that he knocked down Marquez down to the mat on the third round. Because by the twelfth round, Pacquiao was visibly weaker and had a hard time deflecting the punches of Marquez. In a later interview, Marquez felt that he was cheated out of the crown just because of that momentary lapse in the third round. Too bad for Marquez, the points given to PacMan for that knockdown made up for the punches that Marquez connected.
Ciara Soto anthem video courtesy of GMA TV
(compiled by Jay Fermin ppp-usa)