Hearts & Fists On Fire: Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Manny Pacquiao I Scorecard by Addi_Bomaye


scorecard by ADDI_BOMAYE
Round
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JUAN MANUEL MARQUEZ
6
9
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
9
10
9
112
MANNY PACQUIAO
10
10
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
10
9
10
113

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Round 1- Little did anyone know, these two would go on to produce easily one of boxing’s greatest rivalries EVER. They feel eachother out in the first half, and Marquez is able to catch Pacquiao coming in with a few right hands. After getting off balance, Pacquiao rushes in and puts Marquez on his rear with a sharp 1-2 on the chin. Marquez tries to remain offensive when rising, but Pacquiao lands a clean right hook and puts Marquez on his back with his legs in the air. Now Marquez is vidibly hurt, and every left hand landed by Pacquiao seems to shake him up a bit. A looping left by Pacquiao drops Marquez against the ropes before sending him down fully with another left hand. Though it seems as if Marquez may not get up, he manages to and shows the heart of a lion as he tries to slug it out the rest of the way. He has no success doing this, and only ends up eating a few more left hands from Pacquiao. Marquez goes to his corner with a huge nosebleed. Tremendous start from Pacquiao! It’s amazing how Marquez would be able to come from behind after such a tragic start and arguably win this fight.

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Round 2- A fast pace is set from the start. Pacquiao is stalking Marquez, consistently firing and scoring with left hands down the middle, even rocking Marquez a couple of times. Of course this is to target the bloody nose of Marquez. Marquez starts to put combinations together and score with a couple of uppercuts to the body and head, but it is not enough to win it.

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Round 3- With Pacquiao establishing a huge lead in just the first two rounds, here is where Juan Manuel Marquez would start to come on strong. It seems as if Marquez has adjusted to the speed and movement of Pacquiao. He is now catching him coming in repeatedly with right hands and left hooks, and he is wisely targeting the body throughout in the round.

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Round 4- The jab of Pacquiao is now ineffective, as Marquez is parrying it with ease. However, Marquez is scoring with his jab to both the body and head. Marquez is dictating the pace and countering still, even landing a few (accidental) low blows, as he was in the previous round. Marquez seems to shake Pacquiao up a little bit with a clean right hand near the end.

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Round 5- Marquez is showing lots of patience and loading up counters. Using good footwork to spin around Pacquiao, Marquez rocks him with a big right hand. Pacquiao quickly taunts him and fires back, landing two solid left hands. A few heated exchanges occur after this, and Marquez is able to own them all with effective right hands. Great round, and a real good one for Marquez.

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Round 6- Now Pacquiao is starting to go to the body, but not as persistently as Marquez. After feinting a jab, Marquez cracks Pacquiao on the jaw with a hard looping right hand that staggers him. Pacquiao’s wife is seen reacting in terror during replays. Despite seeming hurt briefly, Pacquiao does manage to recover pretty fast. Marquez finishes strong by scoring with some combinations to the body.

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Round 7- After Marquez seemed to have negated it in the past four rounds, Pacquiao is now landing the left hand often. Marquez is still scoring consistently to the body, particularly with the uppercut. An interesting sequence ends the round, as Marquez lands a pair of flush right hands only for Pacquiao to respond with a snapping left at the bell. Close round. Both got good work done, but I felt that Pacquiao got in just enough lefts to edge it.

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Round 8- This is the tamest round so far, as both spend most of it coasting. The real offense is coming from Marquez, who is firing straight rights and uppercuts to the body occassionally. Pacquiao stumbles off balance late, and Marquez is on top of him right away. Pacquiao does get in a couple of left hands before the end, but Marquez definitely did more in the round.

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Round 9- Both the commentary and punch stats seem off in this round, especially the commentary that seems to suggest that Pacquiao dominates it. Marquez is still scoring consistently to the body, and while Pacquiao is keeping a solid guard up to block punches, Marquez is still able to get through it with several shots. Every left hand that Pacquiao lands is responded to by Marquez, who evens out the exchanges.

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Round 10- They both come out using the jab, with Pacquiao getting the better of it. As Pacquiao starts to get his left hand in rhythm, one of them lands flush and catches the attention of Marquez. Pacquiao successfully potshots with the left through the remainder of the round, succeeding in bloodying Marquez’ nose again, which causes him to paw at it. Marquez throws a brief flurry at Pacquiao after getting him on the ropes, but Pacquiao seems to evade every blow.

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Round 11- Whenever the fight has a slower pace such as this round, Marquez is able to dictate. Marquez is able to sneak in numerous clean right hands to the face of Pacquiao throughout. They get into a mini-brawl in the final portion, but no one seems to edge it.

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Round 12- Marquez comes out and lands a couple of solid right hands. As they both seem inclined to potshot their way to the final bell, Pacquiao gets the better of it, as each clean left hand seems to shake Marquez up just a bit. The score is announced as a split draw, notoriously due to a judge making an admitted error that costed Pacquaio the victory. Definitely a legendary fight, and a stellar introduction to one of the sports all time great feuds. Both put on great performances, and while Marquez was able to initiate a better gameplan and outbox Pacquiao for a majority of the fight, Pacquiao did enough damage to make it close regardless and the three knockdowns total were just too much for Marquez to overcome. Still, he deserves credit for putting on an awesome display after such a shaky start. Following this controversial result, these two would have three more historic bouts.