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Pacquiao vs. Marquez 4

ESPN Deportes and ESPN2 to Reair Pacquiao-Marquez 4

pac53ESPN Deportes and ESPN2 will present an encore telecast of Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez 4, the HBO Pay-Per-View fight which took place December 8 and ended in a Marquez sixth-round KO of Pacquiao. ESPN Deportes will televise the fight on January 18, at 9 p.m. ET and January 26, at 10 p.m. ESPN2 will reair the fight February 8, at 8 p.m. On ESPN Deportes, Juan Manuel Marquez and Jorge Eduardo Sanchez will discuss each round between rounds throughout the fight. The bout was recently nominated by the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) for its 2012 “Fight of the Year,” honors.

The first three fights between the two were all close and controversial. Pacquiao won a majority decision in their third fight in 2011, and a split-decision in their second fight in 2008. They fought to a controversial draw in their first fight in 2004.

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Marquez and Pacquiao both test clean for performance enhancing drugs

marquez12345By Reni M. Valenzuela: It was an instance wherein the world’s heart was one good heart for one man at one particular moment. The knockout could go down in history as the “shock of the decade” or “shock of the century.” Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao fell flat on his face, static and “lifeless” by a single stroke of a Dinamita “luck” in the sixth round’s closing two seconds of their fourth encounter at the MGM Grand Garden Arena last Saturday. So everyone’s heart including that of Floyd Mayweather Jr. went with the boxer on the floor, except some heartless “creatures” under Darwin’s evolution theory and the few brutes in the mold of insensitive Justin Bieber on Twitter.

The dim scenarios of a Pacquiao return to the ring after the “ignominious” defeat and the current calls for him to retire are natural musings of an immediate sentiment by worried kababayans (countrymen) who are concerned about the personal welfare of Pambansang Kamao (National Fist). And I admit, similar thought and feeling dawned on me right after the fight. Continue reading

Getty wants Pacquiao aides to be disciplined by the NSAC

By Jeff Sorby: Getty images are reportedly hoping that the Nevada State Athletic Commission discipline Manny Pacquiao aides Buboy Fernandez and Michael Koncz for them allegedly assaulting Getty photographer Art Bello last Saturday night after Pacquiao had been knocked out by Juan Manuel Marquez. Bello was attempting to take photos of Pacquiao while he was still down on the canvas and badly hurt. Koncz and Buboy then allegedly assaulted Bello when he was attempting to get shots of Pacquiao. Continue reading

Did Pacquiao lose to Marquez because he was stepping on his foot when he KO’d him?

By Bill Phanco: It’s interesting to hear the excuses still being brewed about why Manny Pacquiao was knocked senseless by Juan Manuel Marquez last Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. The one that we’ve probably heard the most is that some boxing fans think Marquez was using performance enhancing drugs. A lot of these same boxing fans still believe this even though test results came out on Friday revealing that Marquez’s test results for PEDs was negative, as was Pacquiao’s. Continue reading

Pacquiao a Fallen Hero – Sadness and Disappointment

By Paul Strauss: For fear of being maudlin, there are plenty of us out there with feelings of sadness and regret. It’s the kind of feeling we get when one of our hero’s does something we thought impossible. They lose. It’s often unexpected and painful. We knew all along it was possible, but still we refused to believe it. It’s the kind of feeling that overwhelmed people when Gene Tunney beat Jack Dempsey, or when Rocky Marciano beat Joe Louis. “It can’t be!” That is the thought that flashes across our mind’s eye. It won’t go away. It like the image is stuck on “play”! We want to awaken from the nightmare, but reality has just given us another smack up side the head.. There’s no way to shake it off. Our hero is human after all.

Saturday night at the MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV, Manny Pacquiao was the victim of a sensational kayo at the hands of Juan Manuel Marquez (JMM). It was a decisive finishing blow that ended a sensational fight. Referee Kenny Bayless saw no need to administer a count. Some so called experts thought the fight shouldn’t occur. They boo hoo’d it, fearing it might prove to be less than thrilling. What foolishness. We can only hope they’re ashamed of themselves for even thinking such thoughts…

The fourth and greatest of their fights was action packed from beginning to its dramatic conclusion. The end was in doubt right up until JMM’s final punch landed. It was a powerful short right landing flush on the nose and chin of Pacman. Continue reading

As it Unfolded, As it Evolved: Pacquiao vs. Marquez 4

By Phenyo Molefe: We all bore witness to what transpired on Saturday evening, to that which shook boxing and those who grace its pastures. I took account of the fight as it unfolded before us but have decided to treat the bout to further review and flee from any hurried assumptions, unveiling how it truly unfolded. Having watched all three previous meetings between these combatants just hours before their fourth encounter, I was further shocked by that which has evolved.

Seldom have I heard an audience voice itself as charged as what the masses did, Marquez has found favour with those seeking his redemption.

Round 1:

Although respect is abound Pacquiao and Marquez both have something to prove. The bout begins with some jousting and notable movement by both fighters as they size each other up. Manny throws the jab and quickly follows through with his left, seeking Marquez’s head. Marquez looks to counter Manny as he has done in previous contests and has already begun paying attention to Manny’s body. It looks like this is going to be a better start than what we saw in their second encounter and may very well surpass their third meeting. Continue reading

Hatton advising Pacquiao to retire

By Steve Mabbott: Ricky Hatton wants Manny Pacquiao to retire from boxing due to the bad KO loss that Pacquiao suffered last Saturday night at the hands of Juan Manuel Marquez. Hatton doesn’t see any point in Pacquiao dragging out his career at this point. Continue reading

Pacquiao says there will be future fights

By Rob Smith: Manny Pacquiao told a crowd in Manila, Philippines, that he’ll continue fighting despite getting viciously knocked out last Saturday night. Pacquiao was knocked out by a tremendous right hand by Juan Manuel Marquez last Saturday night in Pacquiao and Marquez’s fourth fight in their series in Las Vegas, Nevada. Continue reading

Hatton stunned at seeing Pacquiao obliterated by Marquez

By Steve Mabbott: The one fighter that may have been the most shocked at seeing Manny Pacquiao taken completely apart by Juan Manuel Marquez, besides Pacquiao himself, was Ricky Hatton. Pacquiao has destroyed Hatton in 2 rounds in 2009, and dominated him throughout the short fight. But Hatton didn’t expect Marquez to knock Pacquiao out cold in the 6th round last Saturday night with his hard right hand to the head. Continue reading

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