Juan Manuel Marquez Knocks Manny Pacquiao Out Cold in Sixth Round

Kevin McRaeFeatured ColumnistDecember 8, 2012

LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 07:  Boxers Manny Pacquiao (L) and Juan Manuel Marquez pose during the official weigh-in for their welterweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 7, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao and Marquez will fight each other for the fourth time on Dec. 8 in Las Vegas.  (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Getty Images)
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Juan Manuel Marquez scored the biggest win of his career and finally solved the riddle of Manny Pacquiao Saturday night in Las Vegas.

With blood streaming from what appeared to be a broken nose and seemingly on the verge of being stopped himself, Marquez landed an absolute missile of a right hand at the end of the sixth round that knocked Pacquiao cold and ended the night.

It was an absolutely stunning ending to an all-action war.

And it was frightening as Pacquiao lay motionless on the mat for several minutes while his foe celebrated the biggest win of his storied career.

Nobody saw it coming but now Juan Manuel Marquez finally has his vindication and Manny Pacquiao faces an uncertain future.