Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez III. It’s finally here.
Well, it was here.
This was far from a classic, but it’s another solid triumph for Pacquiao, who will now be looking ahead to a huge payday with Floyd Mayweather sometime in the spring.
Experts said age would be a difference—Marquez is 38, Pacquiao 32—and Pacquiao was the far more active fighter, throwing 142 more punches than his opponent. But Marquez was solid and made it hard for the Filipino sensation to really get at him with power punches.
Marquez defended his body well, but Pacquiao hit on many more punches to the Mexican's head.
All told, Pacquiao wins—albeit indecisively and somewhat controversially—and retains his WBO welterweight title.
But how did it go down?
Check out the following slides for a round-by-round breakdown.