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Floyd Mayweather cruised to a dominant win over Marquez.
The Pacquiao vs. Marquez rivalry is set go down in the annals as one of the greatest trilogies in the history of the sport.
Pacquiao first faced Marquez to defend his Ring Featherweight title in May 2004. Marquez was caught off guard by the speed and power of Pac-Man and found himself on the canvas three times in the opening round.
Marquez managed to recover and dominate the latter rounds as the fight ended as a thrilling draw on the judge’s scorecards.
After such a compelling fight, it was inevitable that the pair would clash once again, and they did exactly that in March of 2008.
In the third round Pacquiao again managed to put Marquez down, and that was to prove decisive in a very close fight. Despite the fact that Marquez landed more power punches over the 12-round battle, Pac-Man was awarded a split-decision victory that caused some controversy.
Marquez continually complained about being “robbed” by the judges in both fights and earned a third fight in which Pacquiao vowed to settle the debate once and for all.
The third fight was a more cagey affair that saw neither man hit the canvas, and Pacquiao was awarded a majority decision victory that was yet again the source of debate.
Pacquiao has beaten Marquez twice now but has never quite managed to establish dominance over the Mexican warrior.
Mayweather’s fight against Juan Manuel Marquez may not have been quite as exciting as Pac-Man’s, but it was much more convincing.
Money May floored Marquez in the second round and managed to keep the wily Mexican veteran on the back foot throughout the contest.
Mayweather’s size advantage allowed him to bully Marquez as the fight progressed and pepper him with damaging blows at regular intervals.
When the final bell rang, Mayweather was awarded a unanimous decision points victory, and there was no complaining from Marquez about how the fight was scored.
Floyd Mayweather: Pacquiao vs. Marquez is more significant in the history of boxing, as their three battles will go down as one of the sport's most epic trilogies. The pair went back and forth, and Marquez consistently troubled Pac-Man during all three fights.
Though it may not have been as dramatic, Mayweather’s victory over Marquez was much more dominant, and the ease with which the bigger, stronger Mayweather bullied Marquez must be of some concern to Pacquiao fans.