Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez III

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World Welterweight Championship
Date November 12, 2011
Location MGM Grand Garden Arena
Title(s) on the line WBO welterweight title

Philippines Manny Pacquiao vs. Mexico Juan Manuel Márquez
Pac-Man Dinamita
Tale of the tape
Malungon, Sarangani, Philippines From Mexico City, Mexico
53–3–2 (38 KO) Pre-fight record 53–5–1 (39 KO)
5 feet, 6.5 inches Height 5 feet, 7 inches
Southpaw Style Orthodox
WBO welterweight champion
Ring Magazine #1 P4P Fighter
ESPN #2 P4P Fighter
Recognition WBO/WBA lightweight champion

Result Manny Pacquiao via Majority Decision

Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Márquez III was a controversial boxing championship bout for the WBO welterweight title.[1][2] The bout was on November 12, 2011, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada and was distributed by HBO PPV. The fight marked a return to HBO for Pacquiao.[3]

Build-up[edit]

Pacquiao and Marquez previously met twice. Their first fight, on May 8, 2004, at the MGM Grand, ended in a draw; some believed Marquez won even though he was knocked down three times. They fought again on March 15, 2008, at the Mandalay Bay, where Pacquiao won via a split decision, though some believed that Marquez won a second time. This led up to the rubber match and to Pacquiao's trainer, Freddie Roach, saying he wanted to leave "all doubt behind." But again, many fans thought Marquez won.

HBO's 24/7 broadcast on CNN on free cable and in addition to the HBO Deal, Pacquiao-Marquez III was promoted during the Major League Baseball playoffs on TBS.[4] A four-city press tour covering three countries and an estimated 25,000 miles started on September 3 in Pacquiao's adopted hometown Manilla, Philippines, and ended on September 8 in Marquez's home of Mexico City, Mexico.[5] The bout marked the 2nd time Márquez jumped from Lightweight to Welterweight. His first attempt was a September 2009 loss to Floyd Mayweather, Jr., who was making his return to boxing.[6]

National anthem singers[edit]

Entrance performers[edit]

Jimi Jamison, the former lead vocalist of the band Survivor sang "Eye of the Tiger" as Pacquiao approached the ring, same as what was done before the previous fight with Mosley.

"No me se rajar " was the mariachi song that accompanied Marquez in his entrance. It was performed by Raul Sandoval, a popular Mexican mariachi singer.

Judge[edit]

  • Glenn Trowbridge
  • Dave Moretti
  • Robert Hoyle

Controversy[edit]

Even though Pacquiao won a close decision, Marquez's fans in the audience believed Marquez had won the fight. Some of the audience reacted to the decision by hurling food, beer, and ice; a can of beer hit a ringside writer, though no record of any injuries exists. The Ring, which produces its own version of boxing's lineal championships, scored the bout in different ways: its editor, Michael Rosenthal, scored the bout 115-113 for Pacquiao; two of its writers, Lem Satterfield and Mike Koppinger, scored the bout 117-111 and 115-113 for Marquez, respectively, and another writer, Doug Fischer scored it a draw. Some Filipino TV news networks and their internet news websites showed photos of Marquez stepping on Pacquiao’s foot six times. However, such occurrences are common between orthodox and southpaw fighters as they attempt to keep their lead foot on the outside of their opponent's.[7] Freddie Roach has addressed the Juan Manuel Marquez "foot-stomping" issue that has become a much discussed topic among Manny Pacquiao fans; he understands that when southpaws and orthodox fight, feet will inevitably collide.[8] According to Compubox, Marquez was outlanded an average of 3 punches per round (14 to 11 punches landed). Pacquiao also threw 142 punches more than Marquez and landed 38 more punches connecting at a higher percentage rate in power shots than Marquez and although Marquez landed at a higher rate in jabs was outlanded 59 to 38.[1]

Main card[edit]

Preliminary card[edit]

  • Super Lightweight bout: United States José Benavidez vs. Puerto Rico Samuel Santana
    • Benavidez defeats Santana via Unanimous Decision. (60-50, 60-50, 60-50)
  • Featherweight bout: United States Victor Pasillas vs. United States Jose Garcia
    • Pasillas defeats Garcia via Unanimous Decision. (40-36, 40-36, 40-36)
  • Welterweight bout: Philippines Dennis Laurente vs. Ghana Ayi Bruce
    • Laurente defeats Bruce via knockout at 0:57 of the seventh round.
  • Super Flyweight bout: Philippines Fernando Lumacad vs. United States Joseph Rios
    • Lumacad defeats Rios via Unanimous Decision. (74-77, 73-77, 72-78)

Main event score card[edit]

Nevada State Athletic Commission
Official score card
Title: WBO Junior Welterweight   Referee: Tony Weeks   Supervisor: Francisco Valcaroel
Date: November 12, 2011 Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas Promoter: Top Rank
Pacquiao vs. Marquez Pacquiao vs. Marquez Pacquiao vs. Marquez
RS TS Rd TS RS RS TS Rd TS RS RS TS Rd TS RS
10 1 9   10 1 9   10 1 9
10 20 2 18 9 9 19 2 19 10 10 20 2 18 9
10 30 3 27 9 10 29 3 28 9 10 18 3 18 9
9 39 4 37 10 9 38 4 38 10 9 39 4 37 10
9 48 5 47 10 9 47 5 48 10 9 48 5 47 10
10 58 6 56 9 10 57 6 57 9 10 58 6 56 9
9 67 7 66 10 9 66 7 67 10 9 67 7 66 10
9 76 8 76 10 10 76 8 76 9 10 77 8 75 9
9 85 9 86 10 10 86 9 85 9 10 87 9 84 9
9 94 10 96 10 10 96 10 94 9 10 97 10 93 9
10 104 11 105 9 9 105 11 104 10 10 107 11 102 9
10 114 12 114 9 10 115 12 113 9 9 116 12 112 10
FINAL SCORE 114 114 FINAL SCORE   FINAL SCORE 115 113 FINAL SCORE   FINAL SCORE 116 112 FINAL SCORE
Draw Draw Won Lost Won Lost
Judge: Robert Hoyle Judge: Dave Moretti Judge: Glenn Trowbridge
Suspensions: None Point deductions: None Decision: Manny Pacquiao by majority decision

Reported fight earnings[edit]

  • Manny Pacquiao guaranteed $22 million vs. Juan Manuel Márquez $5 million
  • Timothy Bradley $1,025,000 vs. Joel Casamayor $100,000
  • Mike Alvarado $75,000 vs. Breidis Prescott $35,000
  • Luis Cruz $35,000 vs. Juan Carlos Burgos $22,500

The fight drew 1.25 Million pay per view buys.

International broadcasting[edit]

Country Broadcaster
 Aruba ATV 15
 Australia Main Event
 Belgium Be Sport 1
 Brazil SporTV
 Canada RDS
 Chile Vive Deportes
 Czech Republic Sport 1
 Denmark TV 2 Sport
 Estonia Viasat Sport Baltic
 France Orange Sport
 Hungary Sport 2
 Indonesia RCTI
 Italy Sportitalia
 Japan WOWOW
Latin America Golden
 Latvia Viasat Sport Baltic
 Lithuania Viasat Sport Baltic
 Malaysia Astro Box Office
 Mexico TV Azteca
 New Zealand Sky Arena
 Norway Viasat Sport
 Philippines GMA Network (terrestrial, delayed)
Solar Sports (cable, delayed)
Solar All Access (pay, live)
 Poland Polsat Sport
 Qatar Al Jazeera Sports
 Romania Digi Sport
 Russia NTV Plus
 Slovakia Sport 1
 South Africa SuperSport
 Spain MARCA TV
 Sweden TV10
 Thailand Channel 7
 United Kingdom Primetime
 United States HBO PPV
US Military via AFN Sports

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Main Lead - Pacquiao and Marquez Announce Their Rubber (Mis?)Match". Max Boxing. Retrieved 2011-11-17. 
  2. ^ Rafael, Dan (August 5, 2011). "Marquez, Pacquiao may have third fight". ESPN. Retrieved September 3, 2011. 
  3. ^ Iole, Kevin (August 5, 2011). "Pacquiao returns to HBO PPV for Marquez fight". Yahoo Sports. Retrieved September 3, 2011. 
  4. ^ Satterfield, Lem (August 26, 2011). "Pacquiao-Marquez III tour slated for early September". Ring TV. Retrieved September 3, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Pacquiao vs Marquez III press tour pictures". Boxing Futures. August 26, 2011. Retrieved September 3, 2011. 
  6. ^ Ragpala, Kenneth (September 2, 2011). "Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Márquez III already past valid point". Filipino Boxing Journal. Retrieved September 3, 2011. 
  7. ^ http://www.philippinenewsdaily.com/2011/11/13331/marquez-now-facing-controversies-regarding-dirty-tricks.html
  8. ^ http://www.fightsaga.com/news/item/1613-Freddie-Roach-Foot-Stomping-Wasn-t-an-Issue

External links[edit]

Preceded by
vs. Shane Mosley
Manny Pacquiao's bouts
November 12, 2011
Succeeded by
vs. Timothy Bradley
Preceded by
vs. Likar Ramos
Juan Manuel Márquez's bouts
November 12, 2011
Succeeded by
vs. Serhiy Fedchenko