Fight Synopsis:

March 16, 2008 was another lucky day for Manny Pacquiao as he emerged undefeated in the Pacquiao-Marquez 2. The fight held at the Events Center of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino concluded in a draw His victory over Juan Manuel Marquez affirmed his title as the “Mexican Destroyer” after mauling Marquez and his fellow countrymen greats. The Filipino’s best moment in the boxing duel was in Round 3 when he knocked down Juan Manuel Marquez leaving the latter dizzy after the round even forgetting where his right corner was.

Juan Manuel Marquez dominating the fight in rounds 5-8. This is despite suffering from an injury over his right eye in one of those rounds. Manny hesitated attacking all throughout the fight because of Marquez’s ability to parry his shots and counter-punch with equally heavy hands. He suffered a deep cut over his right eye as well, making the fight even. Rounds 9-11 were Manny Pacquiao’s round for showing a confidence build-up in those rounds, landing more shots than Marquez.

The Mexican fighter was not a shoo-in really. He kept charging and showing some really terrific boxing skills despite losing the whole match. With this win, Manny is the new WBC Superfeatherweight champion. This is The Mexican Assasin’s third division world championship title. The scores were 115-112, 112-115, 114-113 (a split decision) in favor of. He was favored by the judges based primarily on aggressiveness and gut.

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Posted May 15th, 2008 by boxingvid | 919 views 1 Comment »