Juan Manuel Márquez vs. Manny Pacquiao II

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Unfinished Business
Pacquiao-Marquez-2-Poster.jpg
DateMarch 15, 2008
VenueMandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, United States
Title(s) on the lineWBC, vacant The Ring & lineal junior-lightweight titles
Tale of the tape
Boxer Mexico Juan Manuel Márquez Philippines Manny Pacquiao
Nickname "Dinamita" ("Dynamite") "Pac-Man"
Hometown Mexico City, Mexico General Santos, Philippines
Pre-fight record 48–3–1 (35 KO) 45–3–2 (35 KO)
Height 5 ft 7 in 5 ft 6 in
Recognition WBC junior-lightweight champion. WBC International junior-lightweight champion.
Three-division world champion.
Result
Manny Pacquiao won via split decision[1]

Juan Manuel Márquez vs. Manny Pacquiao II, billed as Unfinished Business, was a junior-lightweight title boxing match. The bout took place on March 15, 2008 at the Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States and was distributed by HBO PPV.[2][3] The fight is second of the Pacquiao-Márquez tetralogy.

Pacquiao defeated Márquez via split decision, knocking down Márquez once in the third round. Two of the judges scored 115-112 and 114-113 for Pacquiao, while the third judge scored 115-112 in favor of Márquez.[1] After the fight, Pacquiao admittedly considered this fight as his most difficult fight since their first match in 2004.[4]

With the victory, Pacquiao became the first Asian boxer to win world titles in four different weight classes.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Pacquiao defeats Marquez in rematch!". philboxing.com.
  2. ^ "Marquez vs. Pacquiao 2 "Unfinished Business" Press Conference - Pound4Pound.com - P4P Number 1". www.pound4pound.com.
  3. ^ "Ring Editor Predicts Pacquiao Over Marquez". BoxingScene.com.
  4. ^ "Pacquiao says his hardest fight was with Marquez". GMA News Online.
  5. ^ Mirror.co.uk (17 March 2008). "Manny Pacquiao notches fourth division crown with victory over Juan Manuel Marquez". mirror.
Preceded by
vs. Rocky Juarez
Juan Manuel Márquez's bouts
March 15, 2008
Succeeded by
vs. Joel Casamayor
Preceded by
vs. Marco Antonio Barrera II
Manny Pacquiao's bouts
March 15, 2008
Succeeded by
vs. David Diaz