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just recently sat down and scored both the Pacquiao-Marquez fights, from both 2004 and 2008.
In the first fight, I had Pacquiao winning by a narrow decision of 113-112. Strictly from a rounds standpoint, I believe that Marquez won at least seven rounds, possibly more, as some rounds were extremely close. However, Marquez was knocked down three times in the first round, making it virtually impossible to win without a knockout as you start out the fight trailing by four whole points on the scorecards.
HBO PPV BOXING SCHEDULE
UPCOMING INFO : Manny Pacquiao vs Juan Manuel Marquez
COMPETITION NAME : HBO PPV BOXING 2011
COMPETITOR : Manny vs Juan Manuel
DATE : Saturday, 12Th,Nov,2011
TIME/WHEN START : 09:00 PM (ET) / 03:00 AM (CET)
VENUE : Las Vegas,
STATUS : LIVE ON
Aside from the knockdowns though, Marquez got the better of Pacquiao. However, you can't take anything away from Manny, since he was able to knock Marquez off of his feet three times.
When Pacquiao and Marquez squared off for the second time in 2008, I watched the fight live. At the time, I thought Marquez won the fight, but that wasn't based off of round by round scoring, I simply felt he outfought Pacquiao and deserved the win.
But, after watching the fight again and scoring on a round by round basis, I had the fight an even 6-6 in terms of rounds scored. Although Pacquiao once again was able to edge out Marquez based on the 10-8 third round, in which Pacquiao scored a crucial knockdown.
Out of the 80 experts polled, 33 scored for Marquez, 38 for Pacquiao and nine had the fight at an even draw. I think those numbers reflect how truly close this fight was, and no one can really be criticized for scoring it for either fighter. It was just that close.
Overall between the two fights, I, as well as the official judges, have Marquez winning more rounds than Manny Pacquiao. But in the all important totals column, the four knockdowns that Pacquiao had scored have made all the difference. Hopefully their trilogy bout lives up to the excitement of the first two. I wouldn't be at all surprised to see a critical knockdown scored by Pacquiao, perhaps late in the fight, to be the deciding factor once the final bell rings.
What I really want to know is what do you guys think about their first two fights? Who do you think won fight one and fight two? The beauty of this rivalry is that there truly is now wrong answer, great arguments can be made for either fighter, a testament to how great this rivalry has become.
The premium network, which has led the way in airing big pay-per-view boxing events during the last decade, will produce and distribute Pacquiao's third fight against Juan Manuel Marquez on Nov. 12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
HBO lost the rights to Pacquiao's last fight against Shane Mosley last May to Showtime, and the devastating loss of the biggest attraction in the sport was one of the main factors in HBO President Ross Greenburg stepping down last month.
Top Rank chairman Bob Arum and president Todd duBoef engineered the deal with HBO, even though Showtime's Pacquiao-Mosley telecast drew nearly 1.4 million pay-per-view buys. Showtime used its parent company, CBS, to help promote that fight.
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HBO will use parent company Time-Warner's many platforms to help promote this fight, including TBS, TNT and CNN.
"In boxing we talk about great fighters coming back after a loss. Well, HBO came back just like a great fighter," duBoef told ESPN.com. "They came back from being on the canvas. They made their adjustments and came back and won the fight. You have to give them a lot of credit."
Said HBO spokesman Ray Stallone: "We're thrilled that Manny Pacquiao's Nov. 12 fight with Juan Manuel Marquez will be presented by HBO Pay-Per-View. We look forward to working with Top Rank on this special event."
This is the third fight in the Pacquiao-Marquez trilogy, with the first in 2004 ending in a draw, and Pacquiao, who has won titles in a record eight weight divisions, winning the second four years later in a controversial split decision.
This fight will be for Pacquiao's WBO welterweight title and will be fought at a catchweight of 144 pounds. Pacquiao is 53-2-2 with 38 KOs, while Marquez who has won three in a row since losing to Floyd Mayweather in 2009 coming in with a record of 53-5-1 with 39 KOs.
HBO will also televise this fall's other blockbuster pay-per-view event from the MGM Grand — undefeated Floyd Mayweather (41-0, 25 KOs) vs. Victor Ortiz (29-2-2, 22 KOs) on Sept. 17.