Awesome fight in Las Vegas last night!
In a split decision, Manny Pacquiao of the Phillipines held off Juan Manuel Marquez of Mexico for the title at 130 pounds. Doug Fischer of Maxboxing.com called the fight, “thrilling, bloody, and brutal” and labled it “another classic.”
Despite being knocked down in the third round, Marquez felt he won the fight. The judges scored it 115-112 for Pacquiao, 115-112 for Marquez, and 114-113 for Pacquiao. Marquez expressed disapproval of the result saying that “…I fought a great fight and still feel like I am the champ.” Pacquiao for his part said that “I don’t think so, this business is over,”
Promoter, Bob Arum, downplayed a possible Pacquiao/Marquez rematch. Next up for Pacman-a likely matchup with David Diaz at 135 lbs.