Sunday, March 1, 2009

MARQUEZ vs DIAZ - JUAN MANUEL MARQUEZ grabs his glory back

Juan Manuel Marquez made the ten years younger Juan Diaz fall to his knees in an unexpected knockout in the 9th round. In the Marquez vs Diaz fight, Juan Manuel Marquez predictably bagged the world lightweight boxing title in HBO Sports World Championship Boxing fight held at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.
Marquez vs Diaz, Juan Manuel Marquez

Although the fight was quite even in the first eight rounds, Marquez was intensely eager to show the world that he's still a contender for the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world. It was March last year that Juan Manuel Marquez undertook a shameful defeat against Manny Pacquiao. Thus, MArquez really needs to win this bout to have a chance to face Manny again soon. Max Kellerman of HBO described Marquez vs Diaz as "a really good young fighter knocked out by a great old fighter", with this he quipped that Marquez "may be" the number 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world. However, his co-commentator Jim Lampley revealed that Marquez is "sensational as any performance Manny Pacquiao has ever produced, for sure". However, Lampley still insists that Pacquiao is still the one to beat for Marquez.Let's just wait if when will Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez fight be in the future. We just hope the soonest because Marquez is definitely getting old!

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1 comment:

  1. Shameful defeat to Manny Pacquiao? Are you kidding me? Marquez won both of those fights, in my opinion, but even if you think Pacquiao won both fights, they were so close you couldn't fit a hair between them.

    The greater shame is Pacquiao not giving Marquez the 3rd fight. Marquez deserves it. I'm not taking anything away from Pacquiao. He's great. So is Marquez. Here's hoping for a third fight between the two.


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