Final Result : Manny Pacquiao wins WBO World Welterweight Title match against Juan Manuel Marquez. Check out the photos from Pacquiao vs Marquez III bout here.
Pacquiao vs Marquez III Live! The third match between the two great fighters in the world will happen in a few hours. Manny Pacquiao from the Philippines vs Juan Manuel Marquez from Mexico!
Pacquiao vs Marquez first match in 2004 end up with a draw while the second fight in 2008 was won by Pacquiao from a split decision. The results of their last two fights are not accepted by the Marquez team and claimed it to have a wrong scorecard counts, and accused the judges were favored with Pacquiao.
Manny Pacquiao, the first eight-division world champion; having won six world titles. He was named “Fighter of the Decade” for the 2000s by the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA). He is also a three-time The Ring and BWAA “Fighter of the Year”, winning the award in 2006, 2008, and 2009. Pacquiao is the WBO Welterweight World Champion (Super Champion). He is also rated as the best pound for pound boxer in the world by most sporting news and boxing websites, including The Ring, BoxRec.com, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, NBC Sports, Yahoo! Sports, Sporting Life and About.com
Juan Manuel Marquez, the fourth Mexican-born boxer to become a three-division world champion, where he won eight world titles in three different boxing weight classes. Currently, he is the WBA Super, WBO and The Ring Lightweight World Champion and the number five pound-for-pound boxer in the world according to Ring Magazine.
Pacquiao vs Marquez III Predictions:
The general consensus says these fighters share a special grudge, but the reality is that it’s a profound mutual respect, and that figures to be reflected in the fight’s early going. It’s likely that the first rounds will disappoint those who expect a clash as explosive as the fighters; previous ones, but it’s logical that both will take their time evaluating the effects of the years that have passed, among other variables. Midway through the fight, Marquez will be the first one to up the ante, but Pacquiao will weather the storm and surge toward the finish to earn a points victory (or a late stoppage on cuts) in a bout that promises to be as entertaining, if perhaps not as explosive, as its two extraordinary predecessors.
- Fernando Lumacad (Manila, PHI) wins against Joseph Rios (San Antonio, TX) via unanimous decision in the Super Flyweight division.
- Dennis Laurente (Palompon, PHI) wins against Ayi Bruce (Albany, NY) by way of knockout (7th round) in the Welterweight Division.