Knocked stone ****ing cold. Was face down on the canvas for a good minute.
That was a crazy fight.
Manny had him dead and was close to knocking Marquez out, reached too far one time and got litttttt up. Crazy fight. Marquez was bleeding from the nose and was getting pummeled hard by Manny.
I just don't think Pacquiao's heart is in it anymore. I think we may see him back for one or two more paydays, but his days as an elite fighter are finished. He's not hungry anymore.
Manny was just being a little too aggressive right at the bell and paid the price. He can kiss any hopes of a huge payday with Floyd since he's lost his last 2 fights (even though he really won of them).
Fitting since Marquez kept getting robbed in their other fights.
By the way...if you don't think Marquez is juicing, you're a damn fool. This is the boxing equivalent of Barry Bonds hitting 73 homers.
Marquez did get a lot bigger for this fight.
Disclaimer: a loss is a loss
At age 39 he suddenly looks like a pro wrestler. Yeah, that's natural.
That being said, give me Marquez-Brandon Rios next. I'll watch.
And of course, Jim Lampley is now about to cry on air. lol
That's the thing I like about Pacman, he takes his defeats without whining or making excuses.
And this is why it kills me to be a boxing fan. Had they made Mayweather-Pacquiao right after Pac knocked out Hatton, it would've been one of the biggest fights of all time. Now, down the ****ing drain forever.
Damn that was a nasty right hand. Leaning right into it.
Last edited by mgsooner; December 9th, 2012 at 02:31 PM.
I don't think the ref even went into his count.
Viva Mexico!.....Juan Manuel Marquez!!!!! El Mejor!!!! hahaha donde quedo manny eh?! I'm sure that's what they're saying in Oak Cliff.
Knocked him out right in front of the judges..as if to say "here...is that good enough?"
Here's the Sergio Martinez KO that Lampley references in the video above. Very similar, although left handed.
Mods should probably VIP this--the link of the fight will cause HBO to flip.
ESPN already has the highlights up. Virtually the same thing as is shown in the clip above.
Dynastys take a set back every now and then like the Cowboys now and Sooners in 90s. They bounce back.
Kinda reminds me how Ali knocked out Liston in the famous rematch.
Went right into the counter punch and got ko'd
The KO by Marquez in the 3rd round was even more deadly... I'll try to find a vid
Have to admit, HBO showing Pacquiao's wife in hysterics at ring side while he's asleep on the canvas was difficult to watch. Just reminds you that these guys aren't playing Tiddly Winks in there. It's a serious business.
By the way, here's Juan Manuel Marquez at age 36:
And here he is at age 39:
Obviously this is all speculation and I am somewhat cynical when it comes to this issue but like the case with Cushing and Matthews Jr. the evidence(before and after pictures) is somewhat overwhelming IMO
And there's a picture where he isn't flexing and he's in the ring and might be fighting some cupcake or whatever from a few years ago... then there's a picture of the guy weighing in at as close to 0% body fat as ever, and that picture is evidence? Whatever. I'm not saying he is or isn't, and I really don't care. Show me a weigh-in picture from a fight of this calibur where a guy doesn't look ripped out of his mind.
The picture I posted above at age 36 is from his fight against Mayweather, not some Palooka. True, the pics from age 39 are from the weigh in and not fight night, so he had yet to rehydrate. Still, that's a pretty significant difference in physique over just a 3 year period at a very advanced age.
By the way, the point is not to specifically call Marquez out as a cheater. Honestly I think boxing (and also MMA) have a SERIOUS problem with PEDs right now. I think more are doing it than aren't. I think the culture right now is similar to what it was in baseball in the 90s. For the vast majority of fights (including Pacquiao-Marquez), the testing process is a total joke. Pacquiao & Marquez were tested on fight night and that's it. That is simply comical. Unfortunately that's how it is for the vast majority of fights both in boxing and the UFC. Until they come up with a better testing regimen, suspicion is going to reign.