Marquez-Pacquiao 4: KO in 6th round a perfect punch, Juan Manuel Marquez saysBy Angel Cuala on Dec 9, 2012 in Boxing, Sports, United States •
The Marquez-Pacquiao 4 ended up in a KO in 6th round after Juan Manuel Marquez threw a strong straight punch on Manny Pacquiao‘s face on Saturday night, December 8, 2012 (Sunday morning, December 9, Manila time). Marquez (55-6-1, 40 KO) told reporters that he won because he threw the perfect punch.
Manny Pacquiao, KO in 6th round, with Referee
Kenny Bayless raising his hands, ending the fight
Image Credit: Julie Jacobson/AP
“We always work on that punch. The change in rhythm was important. We knew he was going to come out aggressive. We had to work on more technique and we were able to capitalize on that. We knew it would be a very difficult fight, but not an impossible fight.” Marquez was quoted as saying.
“I threw a perfect punch. I felt Manny was coming after me for a knockout in the last few rounds. I felt he could knock me down at any time. As soon as I saw my first opening I landed a hard right hand. After I knocked him down the first time I thought I could knock him out.” Marquez added.
As shown at HBO Pay-Per-View (PPV) this Saturday night, Marquez knockdown Pacquiao in Round 3 via a strong right punch to his temple, but the 33-year old Filipino champion was able to get up at once. Pacquiao made a comeback in Round 4, and even knocks down Marquez in Round 5 with a solid left punch.
However, Marquez released a hard straight punch to Pacquiao‘s face at 2:59 minutes in Round 6 and the fight ended, with a KO win by the 39-year old Mexican boxer, as declared by ring announcer Michael Buffer. Jinky Pacquiao, Manny‘s wife, was seen crying for his husband and being calmed by Top Rank promoter Bob Arum.
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