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Marquez on Pacquiao KO: I Said 'Now Try To Steal it From Me!'

By Miguel Rivera

Former four division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez, 43-years-old, is reflecting back on the biggest win of his Hall of Fame career.

The Mexican veteran has seen very little action since knocking out his career rival Manny Pacquiao in six rounds back in 2012. It was their fourth meeting.

Pacquiao and Marquez fought to a controversial draw in 2004, and then Pacquiao secured controversial decision wins over Marquez in 2008 and 2011. Marquez strongly felt he was robbed in the first three fights - and a fourth showdown was then finalized to settle their rivalry once and for all. Both boxers were down in the earlier rounds and it appeared that Pacquiao was on the verge of knocking Marquez out - but in the closing seconds of the sixth round, Marquez landed huge right hand that knocked Pacquiao out cold.

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"I can only say that it was divine justice. Everyone saw the previous fights, and in the end I won in the most clear and forceful way. He even sought out and asked for the fifth fight, but it was never going to be given to him because it was no longer required," Marquez told Ivan Bustos.

"If the fourth [fight] had been just as controversial as the previous ones, I would have personally signed on for the fifth, because I would not have felt good about myself. But there was no doubt [about the ending]. When I saw Manny lying on the canvas, I said, 'Now try to steal it from me if you can.'"

During his long involvement in the sport, Marquez has experienced his share of controversy. 

"As for corruption I have never had to witness negotiations where judges were bought, but I have lived it.... in the third fight with Pacquiao the bets were 12 to 1 in favor of him and it was speculated that if I won, Las Vegas was going to break with losses of $1.2 billion. And you already know the result [of the outcome]," Marquez said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by NotaPachugger on 03-29-2018

So your argument is JMM had 2 lucky punches in the last fight.? Pathetic troll with no boxing knowledge.

Comment by NotaPachugger on 03-29-2018

JMM...Retired and is the owner of the greatest KO of all time vs your PED god Pacquiao. Enjoy your bitterness and RIP loser

Comment by NotaPachugger on 03-29-2018

Big heap of BS. ODLH was no big feat stop using it as an accomplishment. Let's have Manny drop down to 130 and fight Lomachenko. Same crap Manny gets destroyed.

Comment by Zaroku on 01-11-2017

[QUOTE=daggum;17343229]it actually just got changed to a no decision and all the youtube vids were removed. it didnt happen![/QUOTE] Sure buddy!

Comment by Zaroku on 01-11-2017

[QUOTE=daggum;17343234]marquez got away with this one and its pacs fault. many of memos clients got caught with vada but pac didnt do the testing. he didnt realize just how badly marquez wanted to win and how he would do anything…

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