Manny Pacquiao yet again defended his title (WBO Welterweight belt) for the third time against Juan Manuel Marquez during pacquiao vs Marquez 3 boxing event held on November 12 ET at MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The result may sound like a controversy but it seems the two judges have clearly decided to give the fight to Manny Pacquiao while the other decided to a draw. The score card details 114-114, 115-113 and 116-112 in favour of Pacquiao.
While watching the event via live coverage from a cable provider in Laguna it seems that Juan Manuel Marquez III have won the fight since base from tv screen he landed more punches on pacquiao. Though from the stats of HBO pacquiao has thrown and landed more punches compared to marquez.
Base on the stats from HBO…
“Pacquiao has thrown 578 punches connecting 176 while Marquez had it 436 connecting 138. Pacquiao threw 304 jabs connecting 59 to Marquez’s 182 with 38 connects. Pacquiao threw 274 power punches connecting 117 while Marquez threw 254 with 100 connecting.”
I don’t know if it’s only me but it seems pacquiao is lacking on speed, lacking of footwork, lacking of one – two punches, lacking of energy as compared to his previous fights. It’s like his not the Manny Pacquiao whom the fans knew before. Anyway congratulations to Manny Pacquiao for winning the fight.