Marquez drops Pacquiao in Round 3


Posted at Dec 09 2012 01:39 PM | Updated as of Dec 09 2012 11:53 PM

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATE) – Juan Manuel Marquez knocked down Manny Pacquiao in the 3rd round of their fourth ring clash at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Marquez surprised Pacquiao with an overhand right in the 3rd round, sending the Filipino to the canvas for the first time ever in their 8-year saga.

Prior to Sunday’s fight, the two ring warriors have already figured in three close bouts.

Pacquiao scored three-1st round knockdowns against Marquez in 2004 only to settle for a controversial draw. He won his next two bouts against the Mexican in 2008 and 2011 via close decisions.