Who will win in UFC 85?

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Manny Pacquiao Wins on Split Decision

Manny Pacquiao, the Filipino ring icon, beat Juan Manuel Marquez of Mexico 112-115, 115-112, 114-113 by split decision earlier in the day (Philippine time). It surprised me when I heard Michael Buffer announced "and new WBC..." because I expected Marquez to win. With everyone in our family get together viewing of the Pacquiao fight giving the win to Marquez, I was surprised...but happy. Pacquiao did get revenged for the flawed judging during their match that ended in a draw four months ago. Despite hard evidence that judge who saw it as a draw made a scoring mistake, they refused to change the outcome before. Now, Manny Pacquiao gets his revenge.

This wasn't the greatest boxing fight Pacquiao has fought in, but we'd still be happy to get the win. Manny wasn't attacking that much because Juan Manuel Marquez is a master at counter-punching. I hope there will be a third fight because this isn't a convincing win. But I'm thinking that if there will be a third fight, it has to be at the 135lbs class as Pacquiao is keen on going up a weight class.

Niko's Sports Blog

Ring Magazine

Free Google Website Promotion By WPRS!