Okay so the fight is over. It wasn’t exactly Pacquiao’s best fight… nor was it Marquez’s. In several ways, it is politics. The judges had to have Pacquiao win in order for the Mayweather and Pacquiao fight to happen. Otherwise, the fight was very close.
My own personal highlighsts are as following:
The Joe Frazier Memorial
Round 6 because the fight gets dirty
Round 9 because Marquez started clinching
Round 10 because Marquez slowly dropped on the floor… on purpose?
The score which was 114/114, 115/113 for Pacquiao and 116/112 for Pacquiao
The interview with Pacquiao right after because of his answers
The interview with Marquez because he was naked and still believes that he was robbed.
Although, the fight concluded the way it did, both fighters still kept going. Pacquiao took some pretty brutal punches from Marquez and did not get that affected except for the head butt and bloody lower lip from Round 5. On the other hand, Marquez also took some good punches from Pacquiao and still kept up but got tired as they reached round 12.
I will be getting rather harsh now considering the fact that I am a proud Manny Pacquiao fan. Yes, people are saying that Marquez should have won the fight fight. I disagree. Looking at all three judges score cards, obviously Pacquiao won.
Here are the reasons why I believe that Pacquiao won and why I believe that Marquez should not have won:
1) Marquez consistently stepped on Pacquiao’s foot. You can see this in Rounds 4, 6, 7, 8 and 12.
2) Marquez drank his piss yet again! This is against the rules. During the fight, you are only allowed to drink water.
3) In order to gain the Championship Title, Marquez is supposed to KNOCK OUT Pacquiao. Clearly, that did not happen.
Here’s my reaction video and some other sources to prove my point.