Manny Pacquiao retains his WBO Welterweight title via unanimous decision over Juan Manuel Marquez on Saturday (Sunday in Manila), November 12, 2011 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. The judges scored the 12-round bout in Pacquiao’s favor, 114-114, 115-113, 116-112.
Below is the round per round result of the Pacquiao vs Marquez 3 bout.
Both fighters started the fight wary and very cautious. Pacquiao connects with a straight left while evading Marquez right. Marquez goes to the body of Pacquiao. A 1-2 combination from Pacquiao was countered by body punches from Marquez. Pacquiao throws a left hand lead while Marquez misses a right hook. Pacquiao slipping Marquez’s punches. End of Round 1.
Marquez looking tighter with his defense. This fight is starting to look like a chess match. Both fighters are cautious. Pacquiao misses a right hook. Marquez throws a right hand. Pacquiao lunghes in. Marquez with a left upper cut. Marquez is scoring some punches. Pacquiao lands a left hand lead. he uses his lateral movement. Pacquiao evading Marquez’s right hand.
Pacquiao throws a left to marquez’s abdomen. Marquez tags him with a left uppercut. Pacquiao utilizes his right again. Lands a left. Pacquiao more calculating. He stands back then attacks. But Marquez moves away. a 1-2-2 from Pacquiao. Pacquiao connects with a power right! Marquez was shaken.
Pacquiao attacks while Marquez counters with his own. Pacquiao waits for Marquez’s left hand to land his own right hand. Pacquiao tends to brawl a bit. Then controls himself. Big shot from Pacquiao! Clash of heads. Marquez throwing a wide punch to the body. Lead left from Pacquiao. Nice feint from Pacquiao, he had Marquez scrambling. Marquez lands with a big right.
Marquez attacks the body of Pacquiao. Marquez’s right eye is starting to get puffy. Sneaky right hand from Marquez. 1-1-2 from Pacquiao. Pacquiao getting a little impatient. Marquez with an upper cut then straight. Good right hand from Pacquiao. Big right hand from Marquez! Marquez lands another right hand! Marquez landing with regularity now. Pacquiao looking frustrated.
Pacquiao cautious now. Throws a wide left. Both fighters attack. Good left hand lead from Pacquiao. Marquez attacking the body. Pacquiao’s right hand finding its mark, then his left. Double lead right hands from Marquez. Mexican fans chanting for Marquez. Pacquiao lands right hook. Marquez scores body shots.
Marquez attacks with a right to the body. A looping right hand lands on Pacquiao’s face! Pacquiao looks lethargic. Marquez lands a beautiful body shot. Good left hand lead from Pacquiao. Solid shots from Marquez. Pacquiao stringing together his punches. Marquez lands a good uppercut.
Pacquiao has a busted lip. Marquez is looking more durable in this fight. He seem to absorb Pacquiao punches well. Marquez landing with body and head shots. Pacquiao is looking to land a big punch. Pacquiao now attacking! Marquez moves away. They tangle. Action is more exciting now.
Pacquiao prays, lifts his fist. Marquez with an overhead right. Marquez with another big right hand! It’s now beggining to become a slugfest. 1-2 combi from Marquez. Both fighters slugging it out. Replay shows clash of heads.
Pacquiao hits with a left-hand. Marquez misses a looping right, Pacquiao attacks! Marquez with another right hand lead. Pacquiao misses his 1-2. Pacquiao still having problems against Marquez. It looks like another round for Marquez.
Pacquiao has a cut in his right eyebrow. Pacquiao delivered a 1-2 combination. Marquez is using his tactical fight advantage against Pacman. Pacquiao still looking for a knockout win but fails to land a big punch. The referee stops the fight to have Pacquiao’s cut checked. When fight resumes the two fighters engaged into a brawl until the bell rings. Pacquiao walks to his corner with his head bowed and looked disappointed.