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Pacquiao vs. Marquez 4 Fight Card: Complete Results Leading Up to Main Event

LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 08:  (L-R) Michael Farenas throws a right at Yuriorkis Gamboa during their super featherweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 8, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Joseph ZuckerFeatured ColumnistDecember 9, 2012

Of course, Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez were the only boxers on duty Saturday night.

There were three preliminary fights building up to the big showdown.

Here's a summary of the bouts that led up to Pacquiao-Marquez IV.


Javier Fortuna vs. Patrick Hyland

Javier Fortuna beat Patrick Hyland via unanimous decision. The judges scored it 117-112, 116-112 and 115-113 in favor of Fortuna.

With the result, Hyland runs his record to 27-1, and Fortuna remains undefeated at 22-0. As the scores show, it was a somewhat close fight, with Fortuna only getting the slight edge.

The win made him the interim WBA featherweight titleholder.


Miguel Vazquez vs. Mercito Gesta

The second fight of the night also went to the judges as Miguel Vazquez beat Mercito Gesta via unanimous decision. The judges scored it 117-112, 119-109 and 118-110.

Vazquez was the clear dominant opponent on the night. He outhit Gesta by three punches to one. It was the first blemish on Gesta's record as he falls to 26-1-1, with Vazquez improving to 33-3.


Yuriorkis Gamboa vs. Michael Farenas

It was the third fight of the night left in the judges' hands.

Yuriorkis Gamboa won a unanimous decision with the scores of 117-109, 118-108 and 117-108. As a result, Gamboa also wins the interim WBA super featherweight title.

Even with Farenas scoring a knockdown, he was clearly the lesser fighter of the night. Gamboa remains undefeated with a 22-0 record, and Farenas drops to 34-4-4.

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