By William Trillo
I guess I could go on and on about the questionable scoring this Saturday night in Las Vegas but along with everyone else I have pretty much said my peace in regard to the matter. Unless you or I wake up and find out this was all some kind of bad dream the fact remains that Juan Manuel Marquez’s record against Manny Pacquiao is 0-2-1, there is nothing we can do to change that, it’s in the record books and it’s printed in indelible ink. Unless Marquez fights and beats Manny 3 times there are many who will say Manny had Juan Manuel’s number. It’s a fact in the record book that will be hard to argue with.
Should they fight again? Will they fight again?
If you listen to what everyone had to say after the fight that question has yet to be answered.
Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach has already resigned himself to the fact that they will have ti fight again. It’s something he clearly is not looking forward to. The two fighters had less to say about another fight but Marquez hinted at considering retirement. Bob Arum was the only one who gave any inclination at all when he stated that tens of millions of dollars would be on the table for a fourth installment. Leaving that kind of loot on the table won’t be easy for any of them…another fight is by no means out of the question.
With that said it’s hard to imagine it will happen again.
Unless Marquez fights and beats Manny 3 times in a row he will always seem to come up short in any discussions about who owns who. Those numbers speak for themselves no matter who you are talking to.
For now we can all look back at the great trilogy and be thankful for two fighters that gave their hearts and souls in every fight. In a day and age when most fights end up disappointing the masses because one or both fighters didn’t lay it all on the line in their hyped Super Fights, that can never be said about these two great warriors. I tip my hat to both of them and hope that if and when the dust settles they will always be remembered for laying it all on the line in their epic battles.
The Mail Pouch
My Name is David Chalfy and I deal at the PH with your daughter. She told me about your website. I boxed amateur in my youth and I, like yourself am a student and avid fan of the game. I could not wait to get to your website, as I wanted to see if you would tell it straight as many are sugar coating the travesty of this decision. I thought Marquez painted a masterpiece. He kept manny at the precise distance and angle needed all night and continually drew manny’s lead and countered with clean hard shots and then would break off at the right instant muting Manny’s response. This way he never got into tit for tat shootouts perfectly scoring and escaping. Even when Manny scored, they were on the very end of punches or they were partially or fully blocked. You could see the panic rising steadily in Manny’s corner and the worry in Manny himself, as the confidence was growing in Marquez’s corner. Manny Pacquiao never took control of the fight! Manny looked frustrated and at the end of the fight, resigned to his loss.
It was a pleasure to see you tell it like it is in your article. I happen to be a fan of both these fighters and watched it objectively. Having said that… These decisions bother me terribly. Even most writers and fans do not truly know the extent of the work and sacrifice these fighters give of themselves every painful sparring session or grueling mile on the road Win handily and not be awarded for your lifes work is a shame of cosmic proportion. Manny Pacquiao should have been man enough to admit he lost the fight. He knew it, you could see it in his eyes and for me his personna as a humble man of humility has been severely tarnished.
The commentators for HBO are a sickening bunch. Lampley outright roots for the fighter they have under contract. Stewart hasn’t one testicle and when he knows Lampley is wrong, says he has no opinion. I thought he was being paid to give an opinion? Kellerman, another balless entity from Eunichs Anonymous is afraid to shake the status quo, so just gives opinions that you have to read between the lines to discern he is not going along with the PC gibberish. If you are smart, you should turn off the sound and watch the fight or get a slanted view.
Anyway. Good article and great website. Thanks. I enjoyed it.
Regards, David Chalfy
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