Juan Manuel Marquez fought with a broken nose before he knocked out Manny Pacquiao on Saturday night.
The Mexican, his face a bloody mess from Pacquiaos barrage of lefts, came back from a fifth-round knockdown to win in the sixth round.
He immediately turned his attention to celebrating his first victory in four fights against the Filipino.
I am very happy. This is a result of all the hard work I did," he said after the bout in Las Vegas. "This was one of my best victories.
Marquez said he had almost retired after the loss to Pacquiao in November last year. I was going to retire but now I am happy I didn't."
Pacquiao said he may fight the Mexican for a fifth time, but Marquez said all he wanted to do was enjoy the win and rest.
"I am not thinking about any fight. I just want to celebrate," he said, revealing that he had fought the last rounds with a broken nose.
"I don't know what is coming but I am going to rest and celebrate with my family and my friends in Mexico.
"I am just thinking of the celebration rather than who I am going to fight next."
Pacquaio is committed to fighting into 2013 but not after that. He also has his political future to consider. Tags: Juan Manuel Marquez