Juan Manuel Marquez knocked out Manny Pacquiao for the first time since their first bout in 2004. It happened during the 3rd and 6th round of their highly-anticipated fourth face-off. The 39-year-old Mexican warrior landed a jarring right hand that stopped the People’s Champ, who by the way, is winning in the judges score cards.
Below is the round-by-round updates of the bout:
Pacquiao and Marquez are waiting each other out but the Filipino boxer shows aggresiveness. Pacquiao wins the round, 10-9.
Marquez caught Pacquiao with a left hook. Pacquiao unloads a straight left. The Mexican gets in a good right but Pacquiao delivers counter-punches. The Filipino boxer win the round, 10-9. Pacquiao leads, 20-18.
A straight right hand from Marquez sends Pacquiao to the canvas for the first time ever in their four clashes. Although Pacquiao delivers a hard right, Marquez wins the round because of the knock out, 10-8. Score is now even, 28-28.
Both fighters are being cautious. Pacquiao unloads a combination to the head of Marquez. But the Mexican fighter connected two hard rights before the bell. Marquez wins the round, 10-9. Marquez leads, 38-37.
Pacquiao staggers Marquez, prompting the referee to give the Mexican a standing 8-count! The People’s Champ is now attacking his opponent aggresively. Pacquiao wins the round, 10-8. Pacquiao leads, 47-46.
Juan Manuel Marquez lands a solid right to Pacquiao’s chin. The People’s Champ drops to the canvas head on. Marquez wins by knockout! Time of stoppage is at 2:59 of Round 6.
Juan Manuel Marquez improves his score to 55 Wins (40 knockouts, 15 decisions), 6 Losses (5 decisions, 1 disqualification), 1 Draw.
Manny Pacquiao now stands with 54 Wins (38 knockouts, 16 decisions), 5 Losses (3 knockouts, 2 decisions), 2 Draws.
Reported earnings for this bout: Manny Pacquiao guaranteed $26M vs. Juan Manuel Márquez’ $10M.