That is probably what the Mexicans especially Juan Marquez are thinking as of this moment. Yes, it was a very close match with Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez but the judges already made their decision, with a 114-114, 115-113 and 116-112 in favor of Pacman Pacquiao. It is done and once again another victory for Pacman Pacquiao in their Trilogy fight between Marquez.
It was a very close fight I mean so close that many are convince the Marquez won the fight. Even the commentators which scored every round is in Favor of Juan Manuel Marquez. In the venue I was watching even many of the audience expected Marquez won the fight (Not that they are against Pacman Pacquiao), but the reality is that Manny Pacquiao really had very difficult day in this Pacquiao vs Marquez III fight. He didn’t even score a knockout or something near to it.
It is true that styles make the fight in which Manuel Marquez style of fight(counter punching) gives a lot of problem for Manny Pacquiao. Every round is full of action of exchanges blows and counter punches. I haven’t seen Manny Pacquiao having a difficult time with his opponents, only with Marquez, he didn’t have the chance to knock down Marquez. I really feel for Marquez defeat with all the trash talk about winning their previous fights which can be declared as a closed debate based from this result, and this will probably result to Juan Manuel Marquez retirement in boxing.
From Yahoo! Sports: According to CompuBox, Pacquiao landed 176 of 578 punches. Marquez connected on 138 of 436 punches.
Power punches thrown- 274Pacman, 254Marquez; Power connected- 117Pacman, 100Marquez Total thrown- 578Pacman,436Marquez; Total connected 176Pacman,138Marquez
So all that is said and done ,Manny Pacman Pacquiao is the winner and still the best pound for pound fighter. That is boxing, that is sports and that is life :). Now the question is who is next for Manny Pacman Pacquiao. Is it gonna be Manny Pacman Pacquiao vs Floyd Mayweather this May 2012?
Congratulations and Mabuhay Pacman, you make us proud once again