By Rob Smith: Dan Rafael of ESPN said before last Saturday’s fight between Juan Manuel Marquez and Manny Pacquiao that the winner of that fight would be considered the series winner of the four-fight series between the two fighters. That may sound kind of strange but Rafael said that the boxing public already perceive Marquez as having given Pacquiao all he could handle in the first three fights, so all it took was for Marquez … Read Article
By Rob Smith: It was kind of strange to hear Manny Pacquiao saying he got careless in getting stopped in the 6th round by Juan Manuel Marquez last Saturday because Pacquiao’s entire fighting style, especially in this fight, has been one of fighting out of control. The difference here was that Marquez had the power to take advantage of Pacquiao’s aggressive style unlike in the three previous fights. Marquez didn’t have quite enough power to … Read Article
By Brad Cronick: Manny Pacquiao’s career isn’t over just because he was stopped in the 6th round by Juan Manuel Marquez last Saturday night. This is something that happens in boxing especially when fighters are going all out looking to score a knockout like Pacquiao was in the 6th round when he got knocked flat by a right hand from Marquez.… Read Article
By Marc Livitz: Boxing received a cattle prod to the backside on Saturday evening and amazingly, it took but one bundle of dynamite from a certain “Dinamita”.
It was the sweet science’s rendition of a Saturday night special which likely sent one nation into hysterical levels of celebration and another into a deep sadness. To further illustrate the significance of Manny Pacquiao’s knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez: the news of the Filipino Congressman’s defeat … Read Article
By Reni M. Valenzuela: Just as the towel is being readied to be thrown in by the corner of Juan Manuel Marquez any time from round five when he dropped to the floor, then came in the shock of the great fall of a good man and a great boxer in the winding split seconds of the succeeding round. What went wrong?
Why has this came about in the quadrilogy when Manny Pacquiao appeared invincible … Read Article
It’s a special edition of WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® when HBO Sports presents MANNY PACQUIAO VS. JUAN MANUEL MARQUEZ 4, the exclusive replay of the fourth chapter in their epic rivalry, SATURDAY, DEC. 15 at 9:30 p.m. (ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. The HBO Sports team, which was ringside for the live coverage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, calls all the action. The telecast will be available in HDTV.… Read Article
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During tonight’s broadcast, James and Joseph will be dissecting Juan Manuel Marquez’s colossal victory over future Hall of Famer and top pound for pound fighter Manny Pacquiao, which took place last night in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. A … Read Article
By Dave Cacciatore, photo: Chris Farina – Top Rank – The fourth edition of this rivalry far exceeded most boxing fans expectations. Usually a measured defensive fighter in his biggest encounters, JMM showed one punch power in stopping the Filipino superstar. Pacquiao also showed the same gradual decline in both power and activity from his recent contests. This fight was also important for it’s implications, lets examine how this will effect the boxing landscape … Read Article
By James Slater, Photos Chris Farina – Top Rank — The great, often troubled sport of boxing delivered in style last night; with all the good, the fabulous and the awe-inspiring things that make it so special being witnessed in glitzy Las Vegas. Going into the fourth instalment of the fierce, controversial and utterly compelling Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez rivalry, fans knew they could once again expect something special.
What they got was something … Read Article
By Rob Smith: Juan Manuel Marquez said he wanted to take the judges out of it the equation this time and he sure did do a good job of that by knocking Manny Pacquiao out cold with a single right hand late in the 6th that sent Pacquiao down flat on the canvas face first tonight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
That was brutal enough but Pacquiao stayed down, not moving a … Read Article