Manny Pacquiao: You Can't Always Win a One-Sided Fight

By Pawel Pronishev

WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquaio is confident that he won a twelve round decision in his trilogy fight with Juan Manuel Marquez on November 12th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Probably since the second fight with Marquez in 2008, Pacquiao has dominated the competition - including lopsided wins over Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton, Joshua Clottey, David Diaz, Miguel Cotto and Antonio Margarito.

The third bout with Marquez was another close fight. Pacquiao won a twelve round majority decision, scores of 114-114, 116-112 and 115-113. There are many people who scored the fight in favor of Marquez. Because of his recent string of wins, Pacquiao told Filipino reporters that everyone expects one-sided performances in every fight but boxing doesn't work like that.

"I believed that before the bout was over, I was ahead and winning. [But] I was not convinced in my performance and I wasn’t able to deliver what the people expected of me. That’s boxing. There are instances where you don’t win through a one-sided fight. You can’t always beat your opponent in a lopsided way. They also have fists. It so happened that my fight was a close fight," Pacquiao said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LeadUppercut on 11-23-2011

[QUOTE=Pony Boy;11464903]Pac took the night off? You must be ignorant or plain r3tard3d! So what you're saying is that Pacquiao played us all for fools and took our pay per view money to sucker Floyd into fighting. And he did…

Comment by Pony Boy on 11-23-2011

Pac took the night off? You must be ignorant or plain r3tard3d! So what you're saying is that Pacquiao played us all for fools and took our pay per view money to sucker Floyd into fighting. And he did this…

Comment by Toyman on 11-23-2011

after rewatching the ffirst 2 fights, i actually think all of pacs 3 wins over jmm were very clear. he won 115-110 in the first fight 115-112 in the second 116-112 in the 3rd. i initally thought the first 2…

Comment by WESS on 11-23-2011

[QUOTE=lebrick;11462967]jmm no doubt match evenly with pac.. they're like peanut butter and jelly.. but don't pretend you haven't seen a lot of posters here saying pac-pbf don't make sense anymore.. not because a fighter struggles with a fellow counter puncher…

Comment by GRUSTLER on 11-23-2011

[QUOTE=twosweethooks;11461520]OH man , come on, Grustler !! You can't even begin to compare Pac and JR. The only fight that even compares is the JMM fight where JR cheated, right ? WHERE he came in over the weight limit ON…

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