Boxing generates little buzz these days, but when one of the few “big name” fighters out there gets knocked out, it’s still big news. Juan Manuel Marquez knocked out Manny Pacquiao last night in the sixth round, as Pacquiao literally walked into a straight line right hand punch.
Manny Pacquiao defeated Juan Manuel Marquez in a split decision last night in Las Vegas that is already controversial. It was an action-packed fight, but given the potential payday for a fight between Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr., it’s not surprising that the decision will be questioned by many.
The reaction from Dan Wetzel of Yahoo! Sports will likely be typical from the boxing world:
Marquez is 38 years old and was dominated in his fight with Mayweather.
Attention will now turn to that potential blockbuster fight, and this close call probably won’t dampen excitement for that fight too much.