(LAS VEGAS) — Juan Manuel Marquez made sure there was no doubt he won this fight. Marquez knocked out Manny Pacquiao with seconds left in the sixth round, giving Marquez his first victory over the Pacquiao in four attempts.
In Marquez’s first three meetings with Pacquiao, the 39-year-old Mexican was 0-2-1. All of the fights came down to the judges, and many of the results were controversial.
“I looking for the knockout,” Marquez said after the match. “A knock out come in, and I feel very happy.”
Pacquiao actually knocked Marquez down in the fifth round, and was ahead 47-46 on three scorecards at the end of the fifth round. But in the sixth round, Marquez landed a perfect right hand into the middle of Pacquiao’s face, knocking the Pacman out for good.
“I never expected that punch,” Pacquiao said. “He got me a good one.”
Even in the loss Pacquiao still made over $20 million.
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Natalia Hepworth, EastIdahoNews.com
Seth Fiegerman, CNN