Manny Pacquiao Knockout: Twitter Erupts As Juan Manuel Marquez Shocks the World
All eyes were on the boxing world as Juan Manuel Marquez scored a convincing knockout victory over Manny Pacquiao in their fourth bout.
The two fighters didn't disappoint in their highly-aniticipated encounter and as one would expect, Twitter had plenty to say about the shocking result:
Todd Fuhrman commented on the speculation that will come from a 39-year-old Marquez knocking out Pacquiao.
At 39 Marquez finally knocks Manny out and throws the hardest punches of his career. The rumor mills will have a field day after this result— Todd Fuhrman (@ToddFuhrman) December 9, 2012
ESPN Stats & Info shined some light on the rarity of a Pacquiao knockout loss.
Medgoen Singsurat was the last fighter to score a knockout win over Manny Pacquiao (in 1999) prior to Juan Manuel Marquez tonight— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) December 9, 2012
Kevin Iole reported that Pacquiao was ahead on the scorecards at the time of the knockout.
Judges all had it 47-46 for Pacquiao at time of stoppage— Kevin Iole (@KevinI) December 9, 2012
Today is the day Mayweather/Pacquiao officially died— Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixSI) December 9, 2012
Bleacher Report tweeted out a picture of Marquez's epic counter right that ended the fight.
The huge shot by Juan Manuel Marquez that knocked out Manny Pacquiao twitter.com/BleacherReport…— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) December 9, 2012
Pacquiao expressed the desire to fight Marquez a fifth time, Dan Wetzel speculates that it will happen.
Pacquiao wants a fifth fight with Marquez. Rocky at least changed opponents. It'll happen, even bigger money now.— Dan Wetzel (@DanWetzel) December 9, 2012
Skip Bayless was quick to points out that Pacquiao had his opportunities to finish the fight.
Pacqiao blew his entire legacy by not finishing Marquez when he had the chance late in Round 5. Now he has back-to-back late-career losses.— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) December 9, 2012
Mike Wise lamented the fact that boxing's dream fight of Mayweather-Pacquiao was most likely lost.
Can't wait for Timothy Bradley-Juan Manuel Marquez 24/7. Boy, that'll turn me into the biggest MMA fan in captivity. #NoManny&Money.— Mike Wise (@MikeWiseguy) December 9, 2012
The effect that Marquez's knockout had on a potential Mayweather-Pacquiao fight was a prevalant theme Jay Cohen also tweeted about Pac-Man's lost momentum.
NBA star Deron Williams shared his thoughts on the fight, saying Pacquiao wasn't ready for Mayweather anyway.
He isn't ready for Floyd and I love Pac-man— Deron Williams (@DeronWilliams) December 9, 2012
Yahoo!'s Kevin Iole shared his thoughts on the missed opportunity for Mayweather and Pacquiao, a quote from Marqeuz and reported that Manny Pacquiao would miss the post-fight press conference to have a CAT scan done.
And with that, there goes a fight that would have paid Mayweather and Pacquiao astronomical money. What fools for not making.— Kevin Iole (@KevinI) December 9, 2012
Quote from Marquez: We always work on that punch. The change in rhythm was important.— Kevin Iole (@KevinI) December 9, 2012
Manny not coming to presser. Going to hospital for CAT scan
— Kevin Iole (@KevinI) December 9, 2012
Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant was disappointed to see Pacquiao lose, but congratulated Marquez on a great performance.
Damn I had Pacman winning this one, glad he is ok after that knockdown! Congrats to Marquez! These boys always go at it!!— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) December 9, 2012
ESPN Stats & Info tells us that Pacquiao had a distinct advantage in total punches leading up to the knockout.
Manny Pacquiao: out-landed Juan Manuel Marquez, 94-52, in total punches, 68-41 in power punches— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) December 9, 2012
GMA News reports that Pacquiao will take some time off but plans to fight again.
Pacquiao: (I will) take a rest. After a few months, back to training and back to fight. #PacMarquez— GMA News (@gmanews) December 9, 2012
Be sure to stay tuned into Bleacher Report for the latest reaction and fallout from Marquez's knockout victory.
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