Marquez explains how he knocked Pacquiao out cold

marquez562By Chris Williams: Juan Manuel Marquez explained on Golpe a Golpe how he lured Manny Pacquiao into a trap in their last fight in December and sprang like a lion to knock him out cold in front of a sold out MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Marquez said to ESPN Deportes boxing program Golpe a Golpe “We were waiting for the right moment. Manny Pacquiao always makes a fake move that I know too well. He fakes a charge forward and then looks like he is going to follow with a one-two. That’s a common fake he has. What I do is, I wait for the moment, he fakes the punch … that one-two. Then I go for his right hand as he throws it as a jab — I go toward his right hand.”

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Manny Pacquiao dismisses Parkinson’s disease claim

pac3By Mark Havey: Manny Pacquiao (54-5-2, KO’s 38) is the only man to ever win world titles in 8 weight division. He won fighter of the decade and seems to have been around forever. After 18 years as a professional and many hard wars, people are now considering his health. The brutal 6th round knockout he suffered at the hands of Mexican legend Juan Manuel Marquez is worthy of concerns for Pacquiao’s brain and health.

Being quietly concerned is a world apart from publicly claiming health problems are there. But that is exactly what has hit the news recently when neurologist Dr Rustico Jimenez claimed he spotted signs of Parkinson’s disease in the Filipino legend. I first read the news on this site. I have to admit, the article made me laugh.

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Pacquiao says he lost to Marquez because of overconfidence: Is this a weak excuse?

marquez111By Chris Williams: It’s interesting to see some of Manny Pacquiao’s excuses for his 6th round knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez last month. Pacquiao says that he simply got “Overconfident” while trying to take Marquez out in the last seconds of the 6th round. I think this isn’t giving Marquez any real credit for the skill that he showed in timing Pacquiao.

Marquez didn’t win that fight because of anything that different that Pacquiao had done. If you look at all of Pacquiao’s fights he always rushes in against his opponents looking to nail them with fast combinations. The difference here is that Marquez simply waited, saw the opening and nailed Pacquiao with a right hand with a lot of power behind it.

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Pacquiao-Marquez 4 picked as Fight of the Year for 2012

pac01By Chris Williams: Both ESPN and RingTV have selected the Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez 4 as “Fight of the Year” for 2012. The reason the reason this fight was picked is fairly obvious because of the back and forth nature of the fight, including the way that Marquez came back in the 6th to KO Pacquiao when things were starting to look a little bleak for Marquez.

Besides the great highlight reel knockout that Marquez recorded in the 6th in knocking Pacquiao out with a right hand, there was the sudden 3rd round knockdown where Marquez blasted the Filipino to the canvas with a big looping right hand to the head. Up until then, Pacquiao had been mostly dominating the action in the 1st and 2nd rounds, and the start of the 3rd.

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Pacquiao vs. Marquez IV. Pacman´s fans grieve

pac8By Gerardo Granados: In the eyes of many of his loyal fans Pacman was simply indestructible and no one could ever defeated him unless by the using illegal substances. At a lot of boxing sites you can read comments of sorrow and frustration of Pacquiao fans that express their sadness for having witnessed that his idol was human after all. Even a friend of mine who is a casual boxing fan knows that it was not a lucky punch.

But, was Pacman indestructible or was he a talented fighter who was brought up to stardom by a smart promoter? Maybe the young boxing fans don´t remember Pacquiao as a flyweight fighter but since then he draw the attention of fans with his violent attack and power. He was knocked out twice before his brutal and dramatic knockout loss to Marquez, if the readers have the time to look up for the video of flyweights Rustico Torrecampo and Midgeon Singsurat versus Manny to watch the fights you will see a normal fighter getting knocked out.

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Pacquiao’s KO loss to Marquez picked as KO of the Year for 2012

pac89By Chris Williams: Manny Pacquiao getting poleaxed in the 6th round by Juan Manuel Marquez has been selected by readers as the KO of the year for 2012 at It was a pretty easy choice because it was the perfect shot by Marquez that left Pacquiao out cold on his face with his body looking somewhat like a wooden plank that you’d see on an old pirate ship.

The choices for the KO of the year were as follows:

• Danny Garcia’s 4th round KO of Erik Morales
• Adonis Stevenson’s 1st round KO of Jesus Gonzalez
• Mikkel Kessler’s fourth round KO of Allan Green
• Shinsuke Yamanaka’s 7th round KO of Tomas Rojas

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Broner: Pacquiao always gets hit with right hands

pac6By Chris Williams: Adrien Broner, the clone of Floyd Mayweather Jr., wasn’t surprised at watching replays of Manny Pacquiao get knocked out by Juan Manuel Marquez recently. Broner notes that Pacquiao has never had any defense for a right hand and has spent his career getting hit with those kinds of punches.

Speaking with, Broner said “His name is Plankuiao [Pacquiao]. Plankuiao never got out of the way of a right hand. He always gets hit with a right hand.”

That is true. Pacquiao has always been wide open to those punches, especially in his fights against Marquez. If you watch all four of their fights you’ll notice that Marquez has always been able to sail a right hand through Pacquiao’s open guard to nail him with head and body shots. For some reason Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach hasn’t been able to fix that part of Pacquiao’s game even after all these years with him.

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Roger Mayweather not surprised Pacquiao got knocked cold by Marquez

marquez675By Chris Williams: Trainer Roger Mayweather wasn’t surprised in the least that Filipino fighter Manny Pacquiao was knocked out cold by Juan Manuel Marquez recently in Las Vegas, Nevada. Roger notes that Pacquiao has been knocked out in the past, so he wasn’t shocked to see him losing in that manner once again when hit hard on the button from a right hand bomb thrown by Marquez.

Roger said to “It wasn’t no big thing. He’s [Pacquiao] been knocked out before. It doesn’t surprise me he got knocked out [again]. It just happened. Marquez and him are about the same size, the same weight division.”

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De La Hoya: It’s not going to be easy for Pacquiao to come back from his KO loss

pac67By Chris Williams: Oscar De La Hoya has serious doubts about whether Manny Pacquiao will ever be the same fighter after his KO loss to Juan Manuel Marquez on December 8th of this month. De La Hoya joins Bernard Hopkins and many others who question whether Pacquiao will be able to recover from the crushing knockout he suffered in the 6th round in his fight with Marquez because of how devastating the knockout was.

De La Hoya said to Power 106 FM “It’s not going to be easy to come back. That’s going to be the million dollar question. It’s always going to be there psychologically, ‘can I take that shot.’ History shows it’s impossible to come back.”

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Marquez: Pacquiao tried to take advantage of my cut in the 6th

marquez81By Chris Williams: A big part of what led to Manny Pacquiao getting knocked clean out by Juan Manuel Marquez in the 6th round on December 8th was Pacquiao’s foolish mistake of trying to finish off the skilled Mexican warrior after cutting him on the bridge of the nose in the 5th round. Marquez sensed that Pacquiao had changed his game plan after seeing Marquez’s blood and attempted to blast him out with nonstop punches in a wild man approach.

It was the exact wrong thing to do against Marquez because he was able to take advantage of Pacquiao’s out of control fighting style to knock him out with a perfect right hand.

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