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Pacquiao Defeats Marquez, Boxing Defeats Itself (Again)

Juan Manuel Márquez punches the face of boxing, figuratively and literally. Props: Fox News Latino

With all of the hype surrounding last night’s UFC on Fox, a quick finish in Velasquez vs. Dos Santos was far from ideal. As we’ve mentioned, it left fans, many of whom first time viewers, with an anticlimactic feeling. Immediately following the UFC’s debut on Fox was the main event of that other combat sport’s event from last night: A welterweight title fight between Juan Manuel Marquez and Manny Pacquiao.

Even though Manny Pacquiao is arguably the best boxer alive, many people felt that the 10-1 underdog Juan Manuel Marquez won their first two meetings. An exciting fight between Marquez and Pacquiao could have given boxing some much needed publicity after Dos Santos quickly knocked out Velasquez, and possibly have kept casual fans from jumping over to mixed martial arts. Frankly, the only truly damning result for the sport would be for the fight to end in a controversial decision that gets the crowd thinking that the fight was fixed.  

If you’ve followed boxing at all over the past few decades, you already know where this is going.

Marquez lived up to his reputation as a dangerous counter-puncher, causing Manny Pacquiao to look lost throughout the fight. When the fight was over, Pacquiao returned to his corner with his head down, as if he were ashamed of his performance. However, two of the three judges saw the fight in favor of Manny Pacquiao, while the third judge saw the fight as a draw. The fans in attendance booed the decision as they showered the ring with cans and bottles.

Perhaps Marquez summed it up best with this quote: “It’s hard when you’re fighting your rival and the three judges, too”. Yes, biased judging is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to problems with professional boxing. But once again, the sport had a golden opportunity with last night’s anticlimactic finish for the UFC’s debut on Fox, and failed to capitalize. After watching the fans react to last night’s decision, it was pretty clear that even the most diehard boxing fans are getting fed up with the current state of their sport.

It begs the question: How many more times can they be teased with Mayweather vs. Pacquiao before they embrace their inner homosexual skinhead?


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airwolf22- November 24, 2011 at 6:27 am
Manny clearly won the fight!
On three reasons;
1. The judges scientific, expert and actual live boxing analysis give it to Manny in close scores.
2. The compu-boxes made clear statistics.
3. The law of inertia can be deceiving and will indeed favor a stationary Marquez than a nonstop moving Pacquiao. If a fast moving object collide with a stationary equal but opposing force hitting the former ,
(Pacquiao being the fast moving object) will likely be thrown back with clearer outcome if hit by a stationary and counter-punching Marquez. On the other hand, a fast moving object (Pacquiao) hitting a stationary object will likely be of lesser magnitude to see in the eyes of spectators.

What can we expect Marquez always thinks he won in decision games.

1. 3 fights with Pacman - Marquez insisted he won the fights!
2. a fight with Chris Joihn - Marquez contested he won the fight and was robbed because of hometown decision!
3. A fight with fellow Mexican Barrera - Again he swore he won the game!
4. In Mayweather fight - He thought Floyd was overweight coming into the fight!

What more?:boxing::Flush:
MrMcmachoman- November 15, 2011 at 10:48 am
Did PAC really win? vote here >
duplicity- November 15, 2011 at 12:28 am

Add illegal tactics by Marquez, then you got yourself a fight indeed =)
fatbellyfrank- November 14, 2011 at 3:19 pm
Didn't see the fight, but after watching the previous two fights between these guys, cuppla things;
Two very well matched fighters
You wont get a decisive points victory for either when they fight each other
Judges didn't give pac man a huge victory, 2 saw it for pacman, 1 saw it a draw
To suggest a fix based on the decision is mischevious at best
Crow42- November 14, 2011 at 2:24 pm
You know what's real funny
The author said boxing defeats itself ?
Really by the way things look sat night Boxing defeated MMA
I love MMA and had great hopes that cain vs jds would over shadow Boxing
Ginas_jugs- November 14, 2011 at 1:36 pm
Worst article ever! I thought this site was un-biased & respected other types of fighting.... ones that have paved the way for what MMA has become today. This article is ignorant.

Pac-man did his job and won the fight! What you had was 2 top-level fighters who don't throw wild un-necessary punches that leave openings for devastating knock-outs.

When you come from a sport that allows people like Kimbo Slice & Brock Lesnar to take center stage in a multi-million dollar broadcast that is supposed to be show-casing the best in the world, I can see why you would be upset at the outcome.... especially after 10-20 shots of jager......

No wonder Dana banned your asses
El Guapo- November 14, 2011 at 12:53 pm
^It was an exciting, close fight regardless of who you thought won. Prettys ure everyone can agree on that.
What most can't agree on is that JMM-Pac 3 was somehow bad for boxing, as this article states. Not sure how the f'k the author came up with that idea. Doesn't make any damn sense.
Crow42- November 14, 2011 at 12:33 pm
What's with b.s here
Saw the fight and though pac man was dominate he still won the fight
In boxing esp in the judges eyes , u have 2 really beat the champ
After the 10 and 11 marquez assumed he was winning and didn't fight his best (BIG MISTAKE)
And 4 all the people talking shit about STATS
Pacman threw and landed more punches
Stinkfurt- November 14, 2011 at 11:05 am
Even though I was wasted, it was pretty clear that the Marquez - Pacquiao fight was not controversial. The judging wasn't that misaligned, if I'm not mistaken, one gave a draw, the other gave one round to Pacquiao, and the other two. The fact is, the contender must take the belt away from the champ, and Marquez did not. It seemed like there were a lot of Marquez fans there too, so that explains the showers of cans. This article reeks of bias. Shameful shit.
El Guapo- November 14, 2011 at 10:45 am
^They weren't talking about Brown Pride-Dos Santos, either.
El Guapo- November 14, 2011 at 10:43 am
Went to watch DA BEARS game at a local watering hole yesterday and everybody was still buzzing about "the fight". Cruised to my buddy's pad after to grub on his lady's cooking, as she's a chef and all of her lovely friends get together every Sunday to chillax with some good food and drank. All these chicks kept talking about was "the fight", which is incredible considering their normal conversation is about organic-Snookie-hundred dollar jeans--Kardashian-wedding curtains-menstrual-there's an app for that-bullshit. Got to work this morning and Frank in accounting, the most Jewish person you'll ever meet(literally and figuratively), screams "Whadja think about the fight?" from across the hall, and everybody else starts chiming in.
ktronics- November 14, 2011 at 10:03 am

To me this seems like a troll article whose sole purpose is to generate clickthroughs. Going to have to watch the Pacman fight. Props to JDS but its still lame that the UFC 'Champion' can't defend an overhand right (the most basic power punch) in the first minute of the fight...
Fried Taco- November 14, 2011 at 9:46 am
Cigano would beat the crap out of Pacman.
Iskander Neptu- November 14, 2011 at 4:18 am
Whats the deal with boxing anyway? I dont get it, its obsolete.
Combat sports are about finding out who's the toughest, best man-to-man fighter. well, we know he is not a boxer, 'cause "mayweather can't defend the takedown".
Until they bring back roman gladiators, MMA is THE combat sport. Period.
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jjrdias- November 14, 2011 at 3:31 am
Of course it was fixed. You really think they'd jeopardize the mega-bucks fight with FMW? Till those two meet, whoever Manny fights is sure to lose, if it goes to a decision.
RSparrow- November 13, 2011 at 9:50 pm
This dude already lost if for me, hes a fucking douchebag in my book.
RSparrow- November 13, 2011 at 9:46 pm
Well said Myklhoey.
Todd M- November 13, 2011 at 7:45 pm
I think Marquez won the fight but I believe it was close, I expected there to be controversy though, the rounds were open to interpretation. I think boxing is definatley has more corruption than MMA but that is because it is a lot older and has more money in it at this point, I am a fan of boxing as well and was enjoying the fight last night but the decision left a sour taste in my mouth. I think mickbag has a point though, you guys never really write about boxing unless something controversial happens, that is known a sensationalism. You are entitled to your opinion, which in this case I agree with, but we don't have to always pit MMA vs Boxing, leave that to Bob Arum and ignorant fans from both sports.
Joedirt- November 13, 2011 at 7:34 pm
I think Pacquiao won. It was close... but all you douchebags who just ASSUME boxing is always rigged are drunk. How many boxing matches do you watch in a year?? Sure there has been corruption but it's not the norm. And you think a fighting promotion, with NO competition, owned by people who made their fortune with gambling (casinos), with no ranking system and in charge of all of their own media.. you think there isn't even MORE room for corruption???
TehBeej- November 13, 2011 at 7:06 pm
"Boxing defeats itself"
Ignorant article. I thought the fight was close and could have gone either way, I personally had the bout scored for pacquiao.

"After watching the fans react to last night’s decision, it was pretty clear that even the most diehard boxing fans are getting fed up with the current state of their sport."

Seriously? You mean the almost unanimously Mexican crowd didn't like the close decision going towards pacquiao? Amazing, must be that all diehard boxing fans are 'fed up' with the current state of boxing.
Pacquiao threw and landed significantly more punches.

Did cagepotato even WATCH the fight?!
myklhoey- November 13, 2011 at 6:35 pm
@ christian67 well said
@ j3t see bro u did it you came on here and said wat you meeded wit out bein all crazy come join the family theres a seat in between danga and karma rwilsonr and fatbellyfrank r opposite yoursparrow and friedtaco and draino are at the foot of the table and otha CP folks are there with arms wide opinfor ya
duplicity- November 13, 2011 at 5:51 pm
and Shogun's fight with machida lol
J3t- November 13, 2011 at 5:42 pm
Yeah you can talk to Nam Phan about that
ag82- November 13, 2011 at 5:29 pm
oh pleeeeeeeeeeease.... like MMA does not have it's share of controversial decisions? where do you get off?