MANILA, Philippines – Mexican icon Juan Manuel Marquez knocked out Manny Pacquiao in the 6th round of their fourth clash at the MGM Grand Arena.
Below is the round-by-round updates of the bout:
Pacquiao, in gray trunks, starts aggressively, and is landing regularly to start round 1. Both fighters feeling out each other, but Pacquiao is more active.
Marquez caught Pacquiao with a left hook then an uppercut in Round 2, though Pacquiao walks it off. Pacquiao catches Marquez in the body. Marquez temporarily had Pacquiao cornered, but Pacquiao quickly moves out of trouble. End of round 2.
In the 3rd round, a straight right hand from Marquez sends Pacquiao to the canvas for the first time ever in their saga. Pacquiao and Marquez ends the third round exchanging punches. But that round goes to Marquez because of the knockdown.
Marquez still being cautious in the 4th round. Pacquiao with a combination to the head of Marquez. Marquez with a body shot. End of Round 4.
Both fighters cautious again in Round 5. Pacquiao with a left to the body of Marquez, Marquez shrugs it off. Then Pacquiao staggers Marquez, prompting the referee to give the Mexican a standing 8-count!
Pacquiao seems energized and now attacking Marquez more aggressively! Marquez standing and exchanging with Pacquiao! Pacquiao corners Marquez and unloads! Neither fighter stepping back! Pacquiao still unloading on Marquez as the bell rings!
Juan Manuel Marquez quickly launched a right hand to the chin of Pacquiao. He has knocked out Manny Pacquiao! Pacquiao still on the canvas! Jinkee Pacquiao crying in the arms of Top Rank's Bob Arum. Manny Pacquiao is up now. Time of stoppage is at 2:59 of Round 6.