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In the boxing fans point of view – especially the fans of Juan Manuel Marquez, will definitely say that it is Marquez who won the welterweight championship battle held in MGM Grand Las Vegas, Nevada. Moreover, it is also true to some Pacquiao fans who admitted that he lost the fight.
However, let me assess the fight in the judges point of view. Robert Hoyle saw the bout even at 114-114, while Dave Moretti saw it 115-113, and Glenn Trowbridge 116-112, both in favor of Manny resulting to a majority decision.
In my opinion, both the judges that scored in Pacman’s favor might share the very same idea that I have in my mind after the fight because I believed Pacquiao really won. Pacquiao being the WBO champion has the option to stay in the defensive, while it is Marquez’s call to initiate the action being the challenger.
However, Marquez chose to be in the defensive/counter punching mode, lacking the urgency to wrestle the welterweight title on the line. What if Manny chose also the same? The fight would have ended in a very boring show, but I saw Pacquiao winning easily without any bruises.
Pacquiao’s trademark – putting on a show in all his fights chose to initiate the action and bring the fight to Marquez. This is how in my opinion the judges saw the fight and scoring the fight for Pacquaio and yetcompuBox figures will show also.
However, fight fans who are having very high expectation for Pacquaio to end the fight in a manner they wanted was not satisfied with what transpired in the ring. Let’s remember that style makes fight, and it is really true in this match up and we saw not just for 12 rounds but for a total of 36 hard rounds.