Juan Manuel Marquez: 'I Think Pacquiao Won by at Least Five Points'

Vitali SCorrespondent IJune 12, 2012

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 12:  Boxers Juan Manuel Marquez (L) and Manny Pacquiao appear in the ring before their WBO world welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena November 12, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao retained his title with a majority decision victory.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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While Juan Manuel Marquez does not believe that Manny Pacquiao lost his fight against Timothy Bradley this past Saturday, he says that now Pacquiao knows just how Marquez felt when he was supposedly robbed against Pacquiao when they fought.

“I didn't think the fight was that close. I think Pacquiao won by at least five points. No it doesn't make me happy that he lost that way but now he knows how I felt this past November,” said Marquez in his recent interview with BoxingScene.com.

Marquez is a pretty sharp guy, and I think that his opinion should matter.

Being a master tactician in the ring, he may be able to spot things that most of us would never notice. Marquez mentioned that he didn’t believe the fight was even close, thus pointing out that indeed there was something very wrong with the way the decision was judged.

Of course, he had to point out that he felt the same way that Pacquiao must feel now, but this is beside the point. Their fight was indeed a close call, and it was truly hard to label one or the other a solid winner.

In the case of Pacquiao vs. Bradley, an average boxing fan having watched the fight live or on PPV would be able to tell who was in control of the fight, and who was winning round after round.

I am not at all implying that Pacquiao dominated this fight and should have won by a landslide, but what I am saying is that his victory was obvious enough to call the given decision a lie.


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