Classic Boxing: Pacquiao vs. Marquez I


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Transcript:
Announcer: THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESENTATION OF HBO SPORTS.
HELLO. I'M JIM LAMPLEY.
COMING UP DECEMBER 8,
HBO PAY-PER-VIEW WILL
TAKE YOU LIVE TO LAS VEGAS
FOR THE HISTORIC FOURTH MEETING BETWEEN
TWO OF THE GREATEST ACTIVE FIGHTERS IN BOXING--
MANNY PACQUIAO AND JUAN MANUEL MARQUEZ.
TO GET YOU READY FOR THAT FOURTH MEETING BETWEEN THE TWO,
WE'RE GOING TO TAKE A LOOK BACK ON THIS TELECAST
AT HOW IT ALL BEGAN, THE FIRST MEETING
BETWEEN PACQUIAO AND MARQUEZ.
IT TOOK PLACE MAY 8, 2004, IN LAS VEGAS.
PACQUIAO WAS COMING OFF OF THE PERFORMANCE
THAT REALLY MADE HIM A SUPERSTAR IN THE UNITED STATES,
HIS DESTRUCTION OF MEXICAN KINGPIN MARCO ANTONIO BARRERA
IN SAN ANTONIO THE PRECEDING NOVEMBER.
BARRERA--EXCUSE ME.
MARQUEZ HAD BEEN LABORING THROUGH THE SHADOWS OF A CAREER
SPENT SOMEWHAT IN THE DARK
BEHIND HIS TWO MEXICAN COUNTRYMEN
BARRERA AND ERIK MORALES.
HE WAS LOOKING FOR THE PROMINENCE
THAT HE COULD ONLY GET AT THAT TIME
BY BEATING THE MAN WHO HAD JUST BEATEN BARRERA--MANNY PACQUIAO.
LET'S GO BACK TO SEE HOW THEIR FIRST FIGHT UNFOLDED.
ONCE AGAIN, IT WAS MAY 8, 2004.
HERE'S HOW I CALLED IT FROM RINGSIDE
WITH LARRY MERCHANT AND EMANUEL STEWARD.
NOT SINCE THE EARLY DAYS OF MIKE TYSON
HAVE THEIR BEEN AS MANY GYM LEGENDS SURROUNDING A FIGHTER
AS IS THE CASE NOW FOR PACQUIAO.
OUT OF THE WILD CARD GYM
IN HOLLYWOOD COME STORIES
OF SPARRING PARTNERS
WITH BROKEN RIBS,
SPARRING PARTNERS WHO
WENT HOME AFTER ONE DAY,
KNOCKOUTS DAY AFTER DAY
IN SPARRING.
NONE OF THAT
MEANS ANYTHING NOW--
MARQUEZ IS
NO SPARRING PARTNER--
BUT PACQUIAO
HAS GREAT TALENT.
Steward: WE KNOW IT
ACTUALLY DEPENDS
ON WHO WERE THE SPARRING
PARTNERS, TOO.
IF YOU'RE FIGHTING
WITH TOP-NOTCH GUYS
FOR SPARRING PARTNERS,
YOU'RE NOT GOING TO BE
KNOCKING THOSE GUYS OUT.
Merchant:
MARQUEZ COMES OUT IN A MORE OFFENSIVE STANCE
THAN HE USUALLY DOES.
BOTH GUYS SEEM
TO BE A LITTLE UNCOMFORTABLE RIGHT NOW,
TRYING TO GET THEIR RANGE
AND GET THEIR RHYTHM.
DEAFENING CROWD NOISE,
AS MARQUEZ GETS IN
A HARD LEFT HOOK TO THE BODY AND
A GOOD RIGHT HAND OVER THE TOP.
AND A STRAIGHT RIGHT HAND
DOWN THE PIKE.
PACQUIAO IS A SOUTHPAW.
MARQUEZ MAY DISPENSE
WITH HIS JAB SOMETIMES
AND JUST LEAD WITH
THAT STRAIGHT RIGHT.
ONE OF HIS BETTER PUNCHES.
OBVIOUSLY, HE'S DETERMINED TO
MAKE THE JAB WORK, AS WELL.
AND IT'S EASIER
AGAINST PACQUIAO
THAN AGAINST A LOT
OF OTHER SOUTHPAWS
BECAUSE OF MANNY'S DESIRE
TO SQUARE HIS SHOULDERS UP
AND CREATE SHOTS.
PACQUIAO IS SHOWING A LOT
MORE UPPER-BODY MOVEMENT
THAN MOST SOUTHPAWS THAT
COME STRAIGHT IN A LOT,
BUT RIGHT NOW, HE SEEMS
TO BE HAVING A PROBLEM
GETTING HIS
RHYTHM TOGETHER.
AT THIS STAGE, HE LOOKS
TO BE A LITTLE BIT WIDE
WITH EVERYTHING HE DOES--
HIS BODY POSITION, EVERYTHING.
HE'S LEAVING HIMSELF
EXPOSED WHEN HE THROWS HIS PUNCHES.
HE'S GETTING PICKED OFF
DOWN THE MIDDLE BY MARQUEZ,
AS HE DID ON
A QUICK LEFT HOOK THERE.
HE FIRES THE STRAIGHT LEFT HAND,
AND THERE'S THE PUNCHING POWER.
[CROWD CHEERING]
CINCO, SEIS...
Steward:
I DON'T KNOW IF MARQUEZ IS REALLY THAT HURT
OR WHETHER HE
JUST GOT CAUGHT
WITH A STRAIGHT SHOT
RIGHT DOWN THE PIKE.
Merchant:
MARQUEZ DOES NOT APPEAR TO BE HURT OR DAZED.
NO, BUT HE'S STILL
STANDING IN THE SAME POSITION
TO GET HIT WITH
A STRAIGHT PUNCH.
Lampley: AND HE GOT HIT
WITH ANOTHER ONE, AND ANOTHER ONE.
HE'S HURT.
HE'S HURT. HE'S HURT.
HE'S NOT MOVING
HIS HEAD AT ALL.
HE'S JUST STANDING
IN ONE POSITION.
THIS IS WHY WE USE
THE WORD "SENSATION."
WE ARE TWO MINUTES
INTO THE FIGHT,
AND JUAN MANUEL MARQUEZ
HAS BEEN DOWN TWICE!
AND HE'S OFF-BALANCE
AGAIN!
LANDS A GOOD
STRAIGHT LEFT.
THAT MOMENTARILY
BACKS PACQUIAO OFF.
BUT HE'S GOING
STRAIGHT BACK.
THIRD KNOCKDOWN
OF THE FIRST ROUND!
AND HE CAUGHT
MARQUEZ GOING DOWN,
AND I'M NOT SURE JUAN MANUEL
WILL BE ABLE TO GET UP.
[CROWD CHEERING]
CORTEZ IS GOING TO LET
THE FIGHT CONTINUE.
30 SECONDS LEFT
IN THE FIRST.
MARQUEZ HAS BEEN DOWN
3 TIMES ALREADY.
AND PACQUIAO LANDS
ANOTHER HUGE LEFT.
AND ANOTHER BIG ONE.
BUT HE'S NOT
GETTING AWAY FROM THE STRAIGHT LEFT AT ALL.
THERE'S NO HEAD
MOVEMENT AT ALL.
THIS IS NOT THE FIGHT
THAT JUAN MANUEL MARQUEZ
WOULD HAVE WANTED.
MARQUEZ IS SHOWING
TREMENDOUS HEART AND DETERMINATION
TO SURVIVE
THIS ROUND.
EVEN IF HE GETS PAST THIS ROUND,
I DON'T THINK IT'S GOING TO CHANGE THE OUTCOME
BECAUSE HIS HEAD IS NOT MOVING.
[BELL RINGS]
MANNY PACQUIAO IS A STORM!
JUAN MANUEL MARQUEZ HASN'T EVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THAT.
WHO HAS?
ONLY 3 UP.
ONLY 3 UP, NOT 4.
Merchant: MANNY PACQUIAO
COMING AT MARQUEZ LIKE A TYPHOON
ACROSS THE PACIFIC.
Lampley: THAT WAS
THE FIRST KNOCKDOWN.
HERE'S THE SECOND ONE.
[WHISTLE BLOWS]
AND AT THIS POINT, IT WAS
AS MUCH SPEED AS POWER
THAT WAS BEFUDDLING MARQUEZ.
MARQUEZ CAME OUT
AND TRIED TO MAKE A STATEMENT.
HE'S THE BIGGER-LOOKING
FIGHTER IN THE RING.
MAYBE HE THOUGHT HE
WOULD BE STRONG AND DRIVE PACQUIAO OFF.
HE PAID
A STIFF PRICE.
MARQUEZ'S TRAINER,
NACHO BERISTAIN,
ONE OF THE VERY BEST
IN THE BUSINESS.
HE TRIED TO USE
THAT MINUTE EFFECTIVELY.
BUT NOW PACQUIAO
GOES BACK TO WORK,
AND AGAIN THE FIGHT
GOES TO A FASTER PACE
THAN THAT AT WHICH MARQUEZ
WOULD WANT TO FIGHT IT.
Steward: IF MARQUEZ WOULD
SIMPLY MOVE HIS HEAD,
BEND IT DOWN OR TURN OFF
TO THE SIDE, ANYTHING,
HE COULD DEFINITELY
NEUTRALIZE A LOT OF WHAT PACQUIAO IS DOING,
BECAUSE PACQUIAO IS HITTING
HIM WITH ONE PUNCH,
A STRAIGHT LEFT HAND.
MARQUEZ IS BLEEDING
PROFUSELY.
PROFUSELY. YEAH. EXACTLY.
IT'S A GUSHER.
IT LOOKS LIKE PACQUIAO
MUST HAVE BROKEN THAT NOSE.
HE MAY HAVE. HE GOT HIT
WITH TWO STRAIGHT LEFTS
DIRECTLY ON THE NOSE.
PACQUIAO'S UPPER-BODY MOVEMENT
IS BEFUDDLING MARQUEZ.
NOT SURE WHERE TO THROW.
AND PACQUIAO KNOWS
EXACTLY WHERE TO THROW!
STRAIGHT LEFT.
HE CAUGHT HIM AGAIN.
IF YOU NOTICE, PACQUIAO
IS NOT THROWING RIGHT HOOKS
OR ANYTHING ELSE,
JUST STRICTLY ONE PUNCH--
STRAIGHT LEFT HAND
RIGHT THROUGH THE MIDDLE.
HE'S SO FAST...
SO EXPLOSIVE.
HARD TO STOP HIM EVEN WHEN HE'S
JUST THROWING THE ONE PUNCH.
NOW HE LANDS
A JAB OVER THE TOP.
AND A LITTLE HOOK.
ANOTHER STRAIGHT
LEFT HAND.
MARQUEZ COMING BACK WITH A LEFT
AND A RIGHT OF HIS OWN.
IF IT LEVELS OUT, IT COULD
BECOME A SENSATIONAL FIGHT.
MARQUEZ IS MAKING
THE STAND OF HIS LIFE
BECAUSE THIS IS THE
FIGHT OF HIS LIFE.
MARQUEZ WAITED YEARS FOR
A CHANCE TO RISE TO THE TOP
IN THE DIVISION.
HERE WAS THE OPPORTUNITY,
AND IN ROUND ONE,
MANNY PACQUIAO SUDDENLY
SHUT OUT THE LIGHTS.
NOW THEY'RE GRADUALLY
COMING BACK ON.
MARQUEZ FIGHTING
MORE OF THE KIND OF FIGHT NOW
WE ANTICIPATED
AT THE START.
AND AS THE PACE SLOWS,
MARQUEZ BEGINS TO LOOK JUST
A LITTLE MORE COMFORTABLE.
ALL THAT BLOOD, MANNY.
HOW DOES IT AFFECT A FIGHTER?
IT DEFINITELY AFFECTS YOU,
BECAUSE A LOT TIMES,
NOT ONLY IS IT
BLEEDING OUTSIDE, ACTUALLY, IT'S BLEEDING INSIDE,
AND IT'S GOING DOWN
THE GUY'S BREATHING.
IT MESSES UP
YOUR BREATHING INSIDE,
SO HE'S PROBABLY
SWALLOWING BLOOD ALSO.
NOT TO MENTION,
YEAH, I STARTED TO SAY, YOU'RE SWALLOWING BLOOD.
STRAIGHT LEFT HAND LANDS JUST
UNDER THE CHIN FOR PACQUIAO.
HE'S AVOIDING A LOT
OF THE STRAIGHT PUNCHES NOW
BY DROPPING OFF,
BENDING TO HIS RIGHT.
IF HE'D HAVE DID THAT
IN THE BEGINNING OF THE FIGHT,
HE WOULDN'T BE
IN THE SITUATION HE'S IN RIGHT NOW.
MARQUEZ LANDS
A SOLID LEFT.
[BELL RINGS]
AND ANOTHER ONE
JUST BEFORE THE BELL.
AND ACTUALLY HAD
A PRETTY GOOD ROUND,
EVEN CONSIDERING THE BLOOD
AND EVERYTHING ELSE.
JINKEE PACQUIAO,
MANNY'S WIFE,
AS EXCITED AS ALL THE OTHER FILIPINO FANS WHO ARE HERE.
MUCH TO SHOUT ABOUT SO FAR.
DEEP BREATH.
ALL RIGHT, NOW PAY ATTENTION TO ME.
PAY ATTENTION.
YOU GO TO SET UP
AND GO TO HIM WITH FEINTS AND HEAD MOVEMENT.
AND YOU DON'T
FOLLOW HIM, OK?
YOU GOT TO CUT
THE RING OFF, OK, SON?
YOU'RE FOLLOWING HIM
A LITTLE BIT TOO MUCH, OK?
DON'T GET CARELESS.
Translator: MOVE YOUR HEAD. MOVE YOUR HEAD.
LEFT HAND, AND COME BACK WITH A HOOK FOR ME, OK?
COMBINATIONS. NOT ONE PUNCH AT A TIME.
COMBINATIONS. YOU HEAR ME?
Merchant: MARQUEZ MAKING HIS STAND.
COMING BACK.
PUTTING HIMSELF INTO THE FIGHT.
[BELL RINGS]
Lampley: YOU'RE RIGHT.
THIRD ROUND OF
A SCHEDULED 12.
BEEN ABOUT 5 ROUNDS' WORTH
OF ACTION IN THE FIRST TWO.
Steward: YOU KNOW,
THAT FIRST ROUND, WITH 3 KNOCKDOWNS,
COULD BE A 10-6 ROUND
FOR PACQUIAO.
YES.
SO THERE'S A MOUNTAIN THAT
MARQUEZ HAS TO FIGHT, TO CLIMB.
WELL, AND IN ROUND TWO,
PACQUIAO GOT OFF 77 PUNCHES,
BY COMPUBOX COUNT,
TO ONLY 45 FOR MARQUEZ,
SO IT WOULDN'T BE
AT ALL SURPRISING
IF THE JUDGES GAVE THE SECOND
ROUND TO PACQUIAO, AS WELL,
WHICH WOULD PUT HIM 5 POINTS
AHEAD IN THE FIGHT.
HARD BODY SHOT BY MARQUEZ.
HE'LL WANT TO LAND
A LOT MORE OF THOSE.
PACQUIAO HAS GOT
A NICE BODY RHYTHM,
MOVING BACK AND FORTH,
SIDE TO SIDE,
AND ALL THE TIME LOOKING
FOR ONE BIG SHOT,
STRAIGHT LEFT HAND.
MARQUEZ GETS IN A LOW BLOW
WITH THE RIGHT HAND.
JOE CORTEZ SAYS,
"KEEP THEM UP."
IT WOULD BE A GOOD
IDEA FOR MANNY
TO START USING
THE RIGHT HAND NOW
TO TRY TO SET UP HIS LEFT.
HE DOES, AND LANDS ONE,
BUT MARQUEZ GETS IN
TWO HARD BODY SHOTS.
MARQUEZ NOW A LOT MORE
AWARE OF PACQUIAO'S SPEED
AND THEREFORE HAS
A LITTLE BIT MORE OF A CLUE
HOW TO DEAL WITH IT.
PACQUIAO LOOKS SO STRONG
IN HIS ATTEMPTS.
PACQUIAO'S TRAINER,
FREDDIE ROACH,
ONE OF THE HOTTEST
IN THE SPORT.
HARD RIGHT HAND BY MARQUEZ.
HE'S DOING A GOOD JOB
WITH MANNY, TOO.
HE'S GOT HIM MOVING
AROUND HIS BODY,
ALMOST LIKE A LITTLE FILIPINO
VERSION OF A MIKE TYSON.
LITTLE SIDE-TO-SIDE RHYTHM,
BUT HE EXPLODES OUT OF THAT
WITH THAT
STRAIGHT LEFT.
HARD LEFT HAND BY PACQUIAO
LANDED FLUSH.
FREDDIE ROACH IS THE SOMETIME
TRAINER OF MIKE TYSON,
BUT BY FAR, HIS PRIZE
AT THIS MOMENT IS PACQUIAO.
BLOOD COMING OUT
OF MARQUEZ'S NOSE AGAIN,
AFTER PACQUIAO LANDS A COUPLE
MORE OF THOSE STRAIGHT LEFTS.
THERE AREN'T
A LOT OF PUNCHERS
WHO MUSTER AS MUCH BODY MOVEMENT
OVER A 3-ROUND PERIOD
AS DOES MANNY PACQUIAO,
MANNY.
NO. HE HAS A LOT
OF BODY MOVEMENT.
HIS MAIN THING IS STILL
HE'S LOOKING FOR THAT STRAIGHT LEFT,
AND I THINK IT'S
JUST A MATTER OF TIME
MAYBE BEFORE
HE LANDS IT AGAIN.
[CROWD CHANTING]
CROWN CHANTING "MARQUEZ,
MARQUEZ, MARQUEZ,"
AS HIS SUPPORTERS TRY TO GET HIM
BACK INTO THE FIGHT.
WHEN A GUY COMES
BACK LIKE THIS,
EVEN SOME OF PACQUIAO'S SUPPORTERS START RESPECTING HIM.
AND HE'S ACTUALLY, LOOKED LIKE, WINNING THIS ROUND.
[BELL RINGS]
[BERISTAIN SPEAKING SPANISH]
Translator: ALL RIGHT. LET'S GET SOME ICE ON HIM NOW.
HEY, DON'T PUSH HIM.
YOU WON THE TWO ROUNDS.
YOU WON THE SECOND AND THIRD ROUND.
DON'T LET HIM CATCH YOU LIKE HE DID IN THE FIRST ROUND.
PUSH HIM INTO THE ROPES.
Steward: SPEAKING OF TRAINERS, THE TRAINER ALSO IN MARQUEZ'S CORNER
IS ONE OF THE BEST TRAINERS IN THE GAME, TOO,
AND NACHO BERISTAIN DOING A GREAT, GREAT JOB
NOT ONLY TRYING TO COAGULATE THE BLEEDING,
BUT ALSO AT GETTING HIS FIGHTER BACK INTO THE FIGHT.
[WHISTLE BLOWS]
Lampley: BERISTAIN WAS THE GURU OF THE CRAFTY DANIEL ZARAGOZA
DURING ZARAGOZA'S LONG AND CURIOUS CAREER IN THE SPORT.
HE'S HAD A LOT OF OTHER GOOD FIGHTERS, AS WELL.
[BELL RINGS]
MARQUEZ IS HIS PRIZE PUPIL
OF THE MOMENT.
AND, HAROLD, HOW DID YOU
SCORE THE FIRST 3 ROUNDS?
Lederman:
OK, JIM. 29-25, TWO ROUNDS TO ONE, MANNY PACQUIAO.
JIM, THAT FIRST ROUND
WAS A 10-6 ROUND.
YOU GET AN EXTRA POINT WHEN
YOU KNOCK A GUY OFF HIS FEET.
YOU GET TWO EXTRA POINTS
WHEN YOU KNOCK HIM
OFF HIS FEET TWICE.
YOU GET 3 EXTRA POINTS
FOR PUTTING HIM
OFF HIS FEET 3 TIMES.
SO SUBTRACT 3 FROM 10-9,
YOU GET A 10-6 ROUND.
MANNY PACQUIAO,
TWO ROUNDS TO ONE.
Lampley: PACQUIAO TRYING TO
JUST BARGE THROUGH MARQUEZ
WITH THAT LEFT HAND AGAIN.
YOU HEARD BERISTAIN TRYING
TO BUILD MARQUEZ'S CONFIDENCE,
TELLING HIM HE'S WON
THE SECOND AND THIRD ROUNDS.
IN MY MIND,
I ACTUALLY THOUGHT HE MAY HAVE WON THAT SECOND ROUND.
I THOUGHT HE WON
THE THIRD ROUND,
BUT THE SECOND ROUND
WAS EVEN QUESTIONABLE.
WE'RE AT THE POINT
IT'S A COMPETITIVE FIGHT AT THIS STAGE, AGAIN,
PROVIDED
HE CAN STAY AWAY FROM THE STRAIGHT LEFT HAND.
Cortez: WATCH YOUR FOOT.
WATCH YOUR FOOT.
Merchant:
MARQUEZ NOW IN THE COUNTERPUNCHING STYLE
THAT GOT HIM HERE.
Steward:
YOU NOTICE PACQUIAO WAS THROWING HIS LEFT HAND
WITH SO MUCH POWER THAT HE
WAS GETTING OFF BALANCE
AND WAS GETTING COUNTERED
A LOT WITH MARQUEZ,
SO NOW HE'S SLOWED UP
BY THROWING HIS LEFT HAND
WITHOUT EXTENDING IT
ALL THE WAY,
WHERE HE WON'T LEAVE HIMSELF
EXPOSED AS MUCH AS HE WAS
EARLIER IN
THE LAST TWO ROUNDS.
Lampley: LARRY'S POINT
IS RIGHT ON TARGET.
GRADUALLY, MOMENT BY MOMENT,
THEY'RE EDGING TOWARD
FIGHTING MORE MARQUEZ'S FIGHT
THAN PACQUIAO'S FIGHT.
ABSOLUTELY. SO ONCE AGAIN,
EVERY TIME HE THROWS
A LEFT HAND NOW,
MARQUEZ IS TRYING TO COUNTER.
SO ROUND ONE PRODUCED
THE SHOCK FACTOR.
YOU CAN SAY YOU UNDERSTAND,
YOU CAN THINK YOU UNDERSTAND,
"I KNOW HOW FAST HE IS,
I KNOW HOW POWERFUL HE IS,"
BUT YOU DON'T KNOW FOR SURE
UNTIL IT'S IN FRONT OF YOU.
AND CLEARLY, MANNY PACQUIAO
WAS FASTER AND MORE POWERFUL
THAN JUAN MANUEL MARQUEZ
WAS READY FOR.
SINCE THAT TIME, MARQUEZ HAS
GOTTEN HIS FEET ON THE CANVAS.
I THINK HE GOT CAUGHT
WITH THAT STRAIGHT LEFT
BEFORE HE GOT ADJUSTED
TO THIS LEFT-HANDED RHYTHM,
AND HE NEVER RECUPERATED.
THE SECOND KNOCKDOWN
AND THE THIRD
WERE SIMPLY BECAUSE HE WAS
STILL HALF DAZED.
NOW HE SEEMED TO REALIZE
THAT HE'S GETTING HITTING
MAINLY WITH JUST ONE PUNCH,
AND HE SEEMS TO BE FOCUSING
ON CONCENTRATING
ON AVOIDING THAT LEFT HAND,
JUST LIKE HE DID HERE.
AND AS A RESULT OF THAT,
PACQUIAO IS HAVING A PROBLEM WITH HIM,
BECAUSE HIS ENTIRE STYLE
IS OFF THAT LEFT HAND.
STILL, WITH HIS
GREAT SPEED,
MANNY IS ABLE,
FROM TIME TO TIME,
TO GET IN, LAND THE LEFT,
AND THEN GET BACK OUT.
THERE'S A HARD RIGHT HAND
BY MARQUEZ THAT JOLTED PACQUIAO.
AND PACQUIAO, WHEN JOLTED,
WANTS TO FIGHT BACK IMMEDIATELY.
THAT'S A MAN
THAT LOVES HIS JOB.
[BERISTAIN SPEAKING SPANISH]
OK. MANNY,
LISTEN TO ME.
YOU'RE SINGLE-PUNCHING
OUT THERE.
IT'S NOT BEING EFFECTIVE
WHEN YOU LET HIM LEAD YOU.
YOU HAVE TO BACK HIM UP WITH THE JAB
AND JUST THROW COMBINATIONS, OK? OK.
ALL RIGHT? REMEMBER, THAT HOOK IS A GOOD SHOT FOR YOU.
GO WITH THE HOOK AND THEN THE UPPERCUT BEHIND. OK?
OK. ALL RIGHT.
MORE THAN ONE SHOT. YOU HEAR ME?
YEAH. DEEP BREATH.
Cortez: ALL RIGHT. LET'S GO, GUYS.
Merchant: MARQUEZ TRAINED
IN THE MOUNTAINS OF SOUTHERN MEXICO
AT 16,000 FEET.
HE WAS RUNNING
IN THE SNOW,
AND PERHAPS THAT
KIND OF EFFORT IS WHAT KEPT HIM GOING
THROUGH THE TRAVAILS OF
THE FIRST ROUND OR TWO.
Steward: WHEN I TRAINED
JULIO CéSAR CHáVEZ IN MEXICO,
WE TRAINED AT 8,000
OR 10,000,
AND I THOUGHT
THAT WAS RIDICULOUS.
BUT TO GET UP TO 16,000--
YOU CAN'T EVEN HARDLY BREATHE.
PLUS IT'S ALWAYS COLD
UP THERE, ALL YEAR LONG.
Lampley: WITH 30 SECONDS
REMAINING IN ROUND ONE, JUAN MANUEL MARQUEZ
GOT UP AT THE COUNT OF 6
FROM HIS THIRD KNOCKDOWN
AT THE HANDS OF MANNY PACQUIAO,
AND AT THAT MOMENT,
IT DID NOT LOOK AS THOUGH HE
WOULD MAKE IT OUT OF THE ROUND.
NOW WE'RE INTO ROUND 5,
AND MARQUEZ IS FEELING HIS WAY
BACK INTO THE FIGHT.
PACQUIAO'S INITIAL BURST OF FURY
HAS NOW BEEN QUENCHED,
MARQUEZ HUNTING AND PECKING
THROUGH A COUNTERPUNCHING
EXERCISE.
STUNS PACQUIAO
MOMENTARILY THERE.
BODY SHOT BY MARQUEZ. PACQUIAO
SAYS, "I'LL TRY ONE MYSELF."
[CROWD JEERING AND WHISTLING]
THE BLOOD, WHICH WAS
A GUSHER IN ROUND TWO,
HAS NOW BEEN REDUCED
TO A TRICKLE,
JUST FROM THE LEFT
NOSTRIL OF MARQUEZ.
AND THAT'S ONE OF THE
HARDEST THINGS THERE IS,
TO STOP A BLEEDING NOSE.
IT'S WORSE THAN A CUT.
PACQUIAO UNMARKED. CATCHES
MARQUEZ WITH A RIGHT HOOK.
HARD RIGHT HAND
BY MARQUEZ!
FOLLOWS UP WITH ANOTHER.
PACQUIAO SAYS, "I'M FINE."
HOLDS HIS HANDS IN THE AIR.
LOW BLOW BY MARQUEZ.
HE GOT AWAY WITH IT.
PACQUIAO COMES BACK WITH TWO BIG
LEFT HANDS, RIGHT ON THE BUTTON.
SO JUST AS MARQUEZ
DECIDED TO GET OFFENSIVE,
PACQUIAO WAS ABLE TO COME
BACK WITH THAT LEFT HAND.
AND THEY'RE
TRADING SHOTS AGAIN.
MARQUEZ BACKING OFF
AS IF TO SAY,
MAYBE IT'S NOT SUCH
A GOOD IDEA TO TRADE.
NO, BUT PACQUIAO OUT THERE
IS SUCH A BIG PUNCHER
AND GOT SO MUCH
SPIRIT ABOUT HIM.
WHAT A FIGHT!
AT THIS STAGE RIGHT HERE,
MARQUEZ IS WINNING.
HE'S CONTROLLING
THE FIGHT, THOUGH.
HE'S STRONGER NOW.
HE SEEMS TO BE
VERY COMFORTABLE WITH THE WAY THE FIGHT IS GOING
AND HAS GOTTEN
HIS RHYTHM NOW.
AND WE'RE WONDERING IF
THERE MIGHT BE A LITTLE CUT
OVER MANNY PACQUIAO'S
RIGHT EYE.
THERE IS, IN THE EYELID.
MARQUEZ HAS MORE THINGS
THAT HE CAN DO,
WHERE PACQUIAO IS SHOOTING
FOR THAT STRAIGHT LEFT.
MARQUEZ'S RIGHT HAND IS FINDING THE TARGET OVER AND OVER AND OVER.
HE WON THE ROUND BIG, AND HE'S GOT PACQUIAO BLEEDING FROM HIS EYE.
HE WON THE ROUND, BUT NOW HE'S GOT HIS CONFIDENCE UP,
AND THE CROWD IS UP NOW.
IT'S A MEXICAN CROWD NOW.
RELAX. RELAX.
OK.
NICE, DEEP BREATH, MANNY.
RELAX.
OK, MANNY, DEEP BREATH.
PUT YOUR HEAD BACK, MANNY. PUT YOUR HEAD BACK.
THAT'S IT.
OK, MANNY. HOLD THIS. MANNY.
PUT YOUR HEAD BACK.
MANNY, YOU GOT TO HEAR, THE COMBINATIONS AND THE HEAD MOVEMENT,
WE GOT TO GET BACK TO THAT.
YOU HEAR ME? ALL RIGHT?
DON'T LET THIS GUY LEAD YOU NOW HERE.
JUST USE YOUR HEAD MOVEMENT.
ALL RIGHT? YOU'RE STANDING RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIM.
I WANT MORE HEAD MOVEMENT. YOU HEAR ME?
[WHISTLE BLOWS]
Merchant: RIGHT-HAND UPPERCUT HOOK FROM MARQUEZ,
WHO IS BACK IN THE FIGHT.
Steward: AND, LARRY, I CAN ASSURE YOU,
HE SWALLOWED A LOT
OF BLOOD INSIDE, TOO.
Lampley:
PACQUIAO LOOKS TO THE HEAVENS AND CROSSES HIMSELF
AS HE COMES OUT
FOR ROUND 6.
MARQUEZ LANDED 14 OUT OF 29
POWER SHOTS IN THE FIFTH ROUND.
HE IS FIGHTING HIS WAY BACK
INTO IT ON THE SCORECARDS.
HIS PUNCHES ARE CLEAN,
PRECISION PUNCHES,
THE KIND THAT REALLY CREATES
EXCITEMENT WITH THE JUDGES
AND THE CROWD BECAUSE
HE ALWAYS CATCHES PACQUIAO
WITH HIS HEAD
STRAIGHT UP.
IN ADDITION TO BEING
A GREAT TRAINER,
NACHO BERISTAIN IS AN
OUTSTANDING CUT MAN,
AND HE HAS STOPPED THE
BLEEDING IN MARQUEZ'S NOSE.
NOW CUT MAN LENNY DeJESUS
WILL TRY, IN PACQUIAO'S CORNER,
TO KEEP HIS FIGHTER FROM
SUFFERING ANY MORE DAMAGE
TO THE RIGHT EYE.
GOOD BODY SHOT BY MARQUEZ.
PACQUIAO COMES BACK, REACHING
WITH A BODY SHOT OF HIS OWN.
WHEN HE REACHES WITH
HIS HANDS LIKE THAT,
HE OPENS HIMSELF UP TO MARQUEZ'S
RIGHT-HAND COUNTER.
PACQUIAO,
WHEN HE ATTACKS,
HE ATTACKS WITH SUCH
A BIG LUNGE AND BIG STEP
THAT IT'S GREAT IF
HE LANDS A SHOT--
HE'S GOING TO HAVE A LOT OF
POWER--AND IF HE DOESN'T,
HE'S ALWAYS OFF-BALANCE
AND YOU CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF HIM.
THAT'S WHY SOME PEOPLE THOUGHT
MARQUEZ COULD WIN THE FIGHT.
HARD RIGHT HAND
STUNS PACQUIAO!
PACQUIAO ONCE AGAIN WANTS
TO FIGHT FIRE WITH FIRE.
MARQUEZ POPS HIM WITH A RIGHT
AGAIN AND WANTS TO LAND A LEFT.
GREAT PUNCHING,
BUT I DON'T THINK THAT PACQUIAO WAS THAT HURT.
HE JUST GETS HIT
SO CLEAN
BECAUSE HIS HEAD IS UP
AND HE'S OFF-BALANCE.
THAT WAS THE SAME PUNCH
THAT PACQUIAO WAS LANDING
EARLY IN THE FIRST ROUND,
BUT NOW MARQUEZ IS WATCHING.
HIS WHOLE FOCUS IS STRICTLY
ON PACQUIAO'S LEFT HAND.
THAT'S ALL.
NO JABS, NO NOTHING, JUST A STRAIGHT LEFT HAND.
SEE THERE? HE'S GETTING
AWAY FROM IT EVERY TIME,
AND PACQUIAO IS
HAVING PROBLEMS NOW
FINDING ANOTHER WAY
TO BE EFFECTIVE.
BLOOD COMING FROM
MARQUEZ'S NOSE AGAIN
AFTER PACQUIAO LANDED A LEFT.
EXHAUSTING FIGHT.
BOTH FIGHTERS FIGHTING
AT A FAST PACE.
MARQUEZ HITS PACQUIAO
RIGHT ON THE HIP.
MANNY DOESN'T WORRY ABOUT IT,
KEEPS COMING AFTER HIM.
REGARDLESS OF WHAT'S
THE FINAL OUTCOME OF THE FIGHT,
MARQUEZ HAS
GAINED THE RESPECT OF A LOT OF PEOPLE
BECAUSE OF THE FACT
THAT HE'S COME BACK FROM ONE OF THE MOST BRUTAL
FIRST-ROUND POUNDINGS
THAT I'VE EVER SAW A FIGHTER TAKE.
WELL, WE TOLD YOU IT WOULD BE A
CANDIDATE FOR FIGHT OF THE YEAR.
IT'S ALREADY CLEARLY THAT.
IT'S THE CROWD OF THE YEAR
IN BOXING.
I DON'T KNOW WHEN I'VE HEARD
A CROWD THIS WILDLY EXCITED
ABOUT A FIGHT.
ONCE AGAIN, ALL PACQUIAO WAS TRYING TO LAND WAS THAT STRAIGHT LEFT HAND.
[BELL RINGS]
AND IT COULD BE THE COMEBACK OF A LIFETIME FOR JUAN MANUEL MARQUEZ.
[BERISTAIN
SPEAKING SPANISH]
Translator: YOU TAKE
TOO MUCH OF A CHANCE.
YOU'RE THROWING
ON THE TOP FIRST.
DON'T GO TO THE BODY FIRST,
BECAUSE YOU'RE AT RISK.
YOU'RE WINNING 5 ROUNDS.
AFTER YOU LOST THE FIRST ROUND,
YOU WON ALL FROM THEN ON.
MANNY...
Translator: NOT TOO LONG, NOT TOO FAR. HE CAN COUNTER.
USE YOUR DOUBLE JAB
AND THE STRAIGHT LEFT HAND BEHIND IT.
BACK THIS GUY UP. DO NOT LET THIS GUY TAKE CONTROL OF THE FIGHT.
YOU HEAR ME? HUH? OK.
Merchant: BIG RIGHT HAND FROM MARQUEZ.
WINGS IT OVER THE DEFENSE OF PACQUIAO,
WHICH PLEASES HIS SPOUSE...
SO MUCH.
Lampley: COMPUBOX NUMBERS IN THE SIXTH ROUND--
MARQUEZ 16 OUT OF 41, A LOT OF THEM HARD RIGHT-HAND SHOTS,
MANNY PACQUIAO LANDING
ONLY 5 OUT OF 35 PUNCHES.
SO PACQUIAO'S OFFENSE
INCREASINGLY BLUNTED
BY MARQUEZ'S INCREASINGLY
EFFECTIVE TACTICAL BOXING.
MARQUEZ'S STRAIGHT
RIGHT HAND LANDING
WITH GREATER
AND GREATER FREQUENCY.
MAYBE HE'S THE MAN WHO'S GOING
TO SCORE THE KNOCKOUT.
HAROLD, HOW DO YOU
HAVE IT THROUGH 6?
Lederman:
OK, JIM. NOW, WE GOT TO REMEMBER A FIGHT IS SCORED
ON A 10-POINT MUST SYSTEM.
IT'S NOT ROUNDS.
IN ROUNDS, I'VE GOT IT 4 ROUNDS
TO 2, JUAN MANUEL MARQUEZ,
BUT PACQUIAO STILL HAS THAT
10-6 ROUND IN THE FIRST ROUND,
SO IN POINTS, 56-55,
MANNY PACQUIAO.
Steward: MARQUEZ
IS CHANGING UP.
HE'S SHOOTING
STRAIGHT RIGHT HANDS,
AND THEN HE SWITCHES
AND THROWS A RIGHT HOOK AROUND THE SIDE.
SO PACQUIAO
IS PUTTING HIS HAND OUT TO BLOCK FOR STRAIGHT PUNCHES
AND SOMETIMES GETS
HIT ON THE SIDE.
Lampley: FREDDIE ROACH
ASKED PACQUIAO TO DOUBLE JAB
AND HIT HIM WITH
STRAIGHT LEFT HANDS.
PACQUIAO IS NOT CONFIDENT ENOUGH
TO GO OUT AND EXECUTE
BECAUSE MARQUEZ IS COUNTERING
TOO EFFECTIVELY.
MARQUEZ HAS SO MANY
DIFFERENT THINGS HE CAN DO.
HE CAN WORK AN EFFECTIVE JAB,
HE CAN PUNCH TO THE BODY,
HE CAN THROW UPPERCUTS,
DO DIFFERENT THINGS,
AND WHEN YOU'RE A REALLY
SEASONED FIGHTER,
YOU SHOULD BE ABLE
TO HANDLE A FIGHTER
THAT ONLY IS EFFECTIVE
WITH ONE PUNCH.
THE FIGHTING CPA,
JUAN MANUEL MARQUEZ...
TAKES A HARD LEFT-HAND
SHOT FROM PACQUIAO.
BUT HE'S WARMED UP NOW.
HE GOT CAUGHT COLD EARLIER.
BOTH GUYS ARE STARTING
TO SHOW A LITTLE WEAR AND TEAR FACIALLY, TOO.
MARQUEZ GETTING HIT WITH
A STRAIGHT LEFT AGAIN,
BUT HE COMES
RIGHT BACK.
MARQUEZ'S UPPER LIP
IS BADLY SWOLLEN,
JUST AS IS THE NOSE
FLATTENED OUT.
HE'S TAKEN SO MANY PUNCHES
RIGHT STRAIGHT DOWN
THE MIDDLE FROM PACQUIAO.
AND PACQUIAO'S RIGHT EYE
IS BLEEDING,
A LITTLE CUT AT THE
OUTSIDE OF THE EYEBROW.
AND SUDDENLY,
THAT LEFT EYE HAS GOT A LITTLE SWELLING.
[CROWD CHANTING]
AND WHAT A CROWD.
THEY GO BACK AND FORTH,
CHANTING, CHEERING,
CHALLENGING EACH OTHER, JUST AS
THE FIGHTERS DO IN THE RING.
THAT WAS A GOOD MOVE
RIGHT THERE ON MARQUEZ'S PART.
GREAT UPPERCUT.
HE DROPPED DOWN
JUST ENOUGH FOR THAT GREAT STRAIGHT LEFT HAND.
JUST BARELY MISSED HIM.
BUT PACQUIAO'S LEFT
HAND DID GET IN.
YES, IT DID--
ONE OF THEM.
HE'S SHOWING
A BETTER PLAN OF ATTACK IN THIS ROUND,
TRYING TO RECAPTURE
THE INITIATIVE.
MARQUEZ LOOKING TO
LAND ANOTHER UPPERCUT
AS PACQUIAO COMES IN.
POPPING TO THE BODY.
[CROWD BOOING]
PACQUIAO FANS BOOING BECAUSE
THEY THOUGHT THE PUNCH WAS LOW.
IT WAS RIGHT
ON THE BELT LINE.
WHEN YOU SEE
MARQUEZ,
YOU THINK OF
A FIGHTER LIKE WINKY WRIGHT.
HARD RIGHT HAND
BY MARQUEZ!
GREAT STRAIGHT
RIGHT HAND.
HE WAS HIDDEN BEHIND
OTHER TOP FIGHTERS FOR A LONG TIME
AND FINALLY
GOT HIS CHANCE.
OH! PACQUIAO LANDED A RIGHT AND A LEFT.
MARQUEZ TAKES THEM WELL AND STUNS PACQUIAO WITH A RIGHT HAND AT THE BELL.
WHAT A FIGHT!
LOOK AT THE CONSISTENCY
OF JUAN MANUEL MARQUEZ.
EVERY SINGLE ROUND, HE THROWS
BETWEEN 40 AND 45 PUNCHES.
HE'S LIKE A METRONOME.
VERY EFFECTIVE, TOO.
Translator: THAT WAS GOOD,
BUT YOU'RE STILL
LOWERING YOUR HANDS.
Steward: HE GOT HIT WITH THE SAME PUNCHES THAT DROPPED HIM IN THE FIRST ROUND.
Translator: BE CAREFUL.
MANNY, LISTEN TO ME.
MANNY, LISTEN TO ME.
YEAH.
DO NOT LET HIM GET CONTROL
OF THE FIGHT AND BACK YOU UP.
YOU HAVE TO BACK HIM UP
WITH THE JAB. ALL RIGHT?
YOU KEEP BACKING HIM UP.
YOU BACK HIM UP, AND YOU
KEEP CONTROL OF THIS FIGHT.
YOU HEAR ME?
YEAH.
MANNY, HE'S GETTING TIRED, ALL RIGHT? OK.
YOU CAN GO ALL NIGHT LONG.
[WHISTLE BLOWS]
Lampley: LARRY, EMANUEL, CAN YOU REMEMBER WATCHING A MAN
GET KNOCKED DOWN IN THE FIRST ROUND 3 TIMES
AND THEN COME BACK TO WIN THE FIGHT RECENTLY?
I DON'T KNOW WHEN
I'VE SEEN THAT.
Merchant:
I CAN'T RECALL.
OF COURSE,
IN SO MANY FIGHTS,
A THIRD KNOCKDOWN
ENDS THE FIGHT.
SO I DON'T RECALL
SOMETHING LIKE THAT.
Steward:
I'D HAVE TO GO BACK
TO ARCHIE MOORE
AND YVON DURELLE, PROBABLY.
FLOYD PATTERSON
AND INGEMAR JOHANSSON.
YEAH. HA HA!
USED TO TRADE KNOCKDOWNS
LIKE THEY WERE PUNCHES.
HE'S GETTING HIT
WITH THE SAME PUNCH SOMETIMES NOW,
BUT HE'S TAKING
THE PUNCH NOW.
HE'S BACKING UP,
EMANUEL.
HE'S NOT COMING
FORWARD THE WAY HE STARTED THE FIGHT,
WALKING
INTO THE PUNCH.
SO HE'S ABLE TO
SHAKE OFF THE POWER, TO DEFUSE IT.
I THINK HE'S
GOTTEN WARMED UP,
IS WHAT IT BASICALLY
COMES DOWN TO.
BEFORE, HE GOT CAUGHT COLD,
STRAIGHT ON THE CHIN.
MARQUEZ DID A GREAT JOB
OF GRABBING PACQUIAO
AND SPINNING HIM
TO THE ROPES.
CORTEZ DID A GREAT JOB
OF STEPPING IN
BEFORE MARQUEZ COULD
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT.
AND YOU HEAR FREDDIE ROACH
FROM ROUND TO ROUND
PLEADING WITH PACQUIAO,
"DON'T LET HIM TAKE
CONTROL OF THE FIGHT."
TOO LATE. IT MAY HAVE
ALREADY HAPPENED.
YOU CANNOT GO STRAIGHT
BACK WITH PACQUIAO.
WHEN HE STARTS COMING IN
WITH THAT HARD RIGHT JAB,
HE'S GOING TO SHOOT
THE STRAIGHT LEFT RIGHT DOWN THE MIDDLE.
YOU'VE GOT TO BEND DOWN
OR EITHER TRY TO MAKE HIM BACK UP.
YOU NEVER CAN GO
STRAIGHT BACK.
PACQUIAO SEEMS TO BE
DECIDING TO USE MORE OF HIS BOXING SKILLS
BECAUSE THAT ONE-HAND
KIND OF FIGHT
WAS LOSING
ITS EFFECTIVENESS.
ROUND 8 THE MOST TACTICAL
ROUND OF THE FIGHT,
AS BOTH FIGHTERS HAVE
BEEN UP ON THEIR TOES
THE ENTIRE TIME.
THIS ROUND IS UP FOR GRABS
IN THE LAST MINUTE.
SOMEBODY IS GOING TO SCORE
SOME PUNCHES AND WIN IT.
UPPERCUT BY MARQUEZ.
PACQUIAO TRYING TO GET TO
THE CHEST WITH THE LEFT HAND.
COUPLE OF LITTLE
BODY SHOTS BY MARQUEZ.
A LOT OF GOOD BODY
MOVEMENT FROM PACQUIAO.
AS THE FIGHT GOES ON,
YOU GET ALMOST TIRED AND CONFUSED
JUST WITH
HIS BODY RHYTHM,
TRYING TO TIME HIM
COMING IN AND OUT.
BUT MARQUEZ STRAFES HIM TWICE
WITH THE RIGHT HAND.
AND AS PACQUIAO LOOKS
OFF-BALANCE, MARQUEZ SCORES
AGAINST THE ROPES.
AND ANOTHER HARD RIGHT
TO THE BODY.
AND SUDDENLY MARQUEZ IS
IN POSITION TO WIN THE ROUND.
PACQUIAO GETS THE CROWD THRILLED
AS HE LANDS A BODY SHOT,
BUT MISSES WILDLY
WITH THE LEFT.
Cortez: KEEP THE PUNCHES UP,
BOTH YOU GUYS.
Lampley: MORE AND MORE, PACQUIAO
IS MISSING WITH THE LEFT,
WHILE MARQUEZ IS LANDING WITH THE COUNTER RIGHT.
[BELL RINGS]
Steward: IT LOOKS LIKE MARQUEZ HAS WON ANOTHER ROUND.
[BERISTAIN SPEAKING SPANISH]
Translator: OK. YOU CAN'T
AFFORD TO LOSE ANY ROUNDS
BECAUSE IF YOU LOSE ONE,
YOU'RE GOING TO LOSE THE FIGHT.
OK. WE CAN'T LET THE JUDGES
DECIDE THIS. YOU DECIDE IT.
JAB, AND THE OVERHAND LEFT
IS WORKING FOR YOU, OK?
OK.
NOW COME BACK WITH THE
HOOK FOR ME, OK? FINISH HIM.
MANNY, YOU'VE GOT TO BACK THIS MAN UP AND RETAIN CONTROL.
DO NOT LET HIM BACK YOU UP. YOU HEAR ME?
DO NOT LET HIM BACK YOU UP AND TAKE CONTROL OF THE FIGHT.
YOU HEAR ME?
YOU BE THE BOSS OUT THERE, SON, OK?
OK.
[WHISTLE BLOWS]
Translator: CONTROL THE FIGHT. DON'T BE TOO OVERCONFIDENT.
Roach: MANNY, LET'S GO. IT'S WAY TOO CLOSE. PICK IT UP.
Lampley: WHAT A GREAT FINISH WE'RE GOING TO HAVE.
IN ONE CORNER, YOU HAVE NACHO BERISTAIN TELLING JUAN MANUEL MARQUEZ,
GO OUT THERE AND GET A KNOCKOUT.
IN THE OTHER CORNER, FREDDIE
ROACH IS TELLING MANNY PACQUIAO,
DON'T BACK UP. DO NOTHING
BUT GO FORWARD.
THEY'RE GOING TO COLLIDE
AS ROUND 9 BEGINS.
Merchant:
WELL, MARQUEZ TOLD US THAT HE WAS PREPARED
TO MAKE A WAR OF IT
IF IT CAME TO THAT.
ROUND 8 WAS THE FIRST ROUND
IN WHICH MARQUEZ THREW
FEWER THAN 40 PUNCHES,
BUT HE LANDED ENOUGH OF THEM
DOWN THE STRETCH OF THE ROUND
TO APPEAR TO WIN IT.
Steward: BUT NEITHER ONE
DID MUCH PUNCHING, FOR THE MOST PART.
PACQUIAO JUST
MOVED AROUND A LOT.
THAT'S WHY I CALLED
THAT ROUND EVEN.
IT'S FUNNY. WHEN
PACQUIAO MOVES AROUND,
HE REALLY DOESN'T BOX.
HE JUST MOVES AROUND
AND LOOKS LIKE HE'S BOXING,
BUT HE DOESN'T REALLY
JAB OR DO TOO MUCH.
HE JUST BOUNCES
BACK AND FORTH WITHOUT REALLY BOXING.
Cortez: LET GO. COME ON,
LET'S GO.
Lampley: BLOCKED.
Woman:
LET'S GO, PACQUIAO!
Lampley: PACQUIAO STILL SHOWING AMAZING ENERGY.
Steward:
GOOD ENERGY LEVEL.
HE JUST CANNOT REALLY GET
HIS RHYTHM RIGHT.
HIS PUNCHING ACCURACY RATE
HAS GONE WAY DOWN
SINCE THE START
OF THE FIGHT.
OBVIOUSLY, IN ROUND ONE,
HE WAS LANDING.
RECENTLY, HE HAS NOT BEEN
ABLE TO LAND A STRAIGHT LEFT.
AND WHEN HE DOES LAND IT,
FOR THE MOST PART,
IT'S NOT THAT EFFECTIVE,
AS IT WAS EARLIER.
THAT PUNCH BLOCKED BY
THE RIGHT GLOVE OF MARQUEZ.
Cortez: BREAK IT UP.
BREAK IT UP. LET GO.
Lampley: PACQUIAO
INCREASINGLY FRUSTRATED.
Steward: BLOCKED ONE,
AND THEN HE DROPPED DOWN
UNDERNEATH THE SECOND.
YOU'RE RIGHT.
PACQUIAO IS NOT A DANGEROUS GUY WHEN YOU GO TO HIM
BECAUSE HE'S NOT
A COUNTERPUNCHER.
GREAT LEFT HAND
BY PACQUIAO.
HE ONLY CAN PUNCH
WHEN HE'S COMING BOUNCING FORWARD.
IF YOU MAKE HIM BACK UP,
YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY
ABOUT GETTING
COUNTERPUNCHED, REALLY.
WHICH IS WHY FREDDIE ROACH
WAS TELLING HIS FIGHTER,
"DON'T YOU DARE BACK UP.
YOU MUST GO FORWARD
THE REST OF THE FIGHT."
YEAH.
HE'S NOT A COUNTERPUNCHER. HE DOESN'T PUNCH GOOD
WHEN YOU BACK HIM UP.
HE HAS TO GET SET
TO MAKE THAT BOUNCE.
Merchant:
BUT YOU BACK HIM UP AT YOUR OWN RISK.
YEAH, BUT IT'S
NOT TOO BAD,
BECAUSE HE DOESN'T
PUNCH THAT GOOD WHEN YOU'RE COMING AT HIM.
HE GETS SET,
AND HE BOUNCES IN WITH THAT STRAIGHT LEFT,
BUT HE HAS TO MAKE
A BIG LUNGE ON IT.
HE DOESN'T SHOOT
SHORT PUNCHES THAT GOOD.
AND SO FAR
IN THIS ROUND,
PACQUIAO SEEMS TO BE
OUTBOXING MARQUEZ.
PACQUIAO LANDING TWO
ONE-TWOs.
MANAGES TO DODGE
MARQUEZ'S RIGHT HAND.
LANDS ANOTHER LEFT.
BIG GRIN ON PACQUIAO'S FACE
AS SUDDENLY,
HE BEGINS EXPERIENCING
SOME OF HIS BETTER SUCCESS.
MARQUEZ GETS HIM WITH A LEFT AND
KNOCKS HIM BACK INTO THE ROPES.
PACQUIAO COMES FORWARD AGAIN.
BLOOD TRICKLING FROM
MARQUEZ'S NOSE AGAIN.
HARD RIGHT HAND BY MARQUEZ!
THEY TRADE SHOTS AT
THE CENTER OF THE RING.
[BELL RINGS]
MANNY THROWS HIS HANDS UP
AS IF TO SAY, "I LOVE IT. WE'RE FIGHTING."
[CROWD CHEERING]
HEY, GET BACK.
COVER HIS LEGS.
LET ME WORK ON
THIS LITTLE BRUISE HERE.
OK, MANNY.
DEEP BREATH. YEAH.
DRINK THAT.
DRINK A LITTLE.
YOU NEED IT.
THAT-A BOY.
ALL RIGHT, MANNY. MANNY. YEAH?
THE JAB AND THE HOOK IS WORKING GREAT FOR YOU, OK?
NOW I WANT IT MORE, OK?
THIS GUY IS TIRED. DO NOT LET HIM TAKE CONTROL OF THIS FIGHT.
THIS IS TOO CLOSE A FIGHT RIGHT NOW. MANNY...
Translator: HE'S NOT DOING TOO MUCH WITH HIS LEFT,
BUT BE CAREFUL OF IT.
KEEP BOXING HIM!
WHAT AN EXCELLENT PLAN.
WINNING ROUND AFTER ROUND.
[CROWD CHANTING]
[BELL RINGS]
Lampley: COMPUBOX NUMBERS
THROUGH THE NINTH ROUND
SHOW PACQUIAO THROWING
ABOUT 100 MORE PUNCHES,
BUT LANDING AT
A LOWER PERCENTAGE.
MARQUEZ WITH 20-PUNCH EDGE
IN POWER CONNECTS, 95-75.
THE HARDER PUNCHES--WELL,
PACQUIAO IN THE FIRST 3 ROUNDS,
AND THEN MARQUEZ SINCE THEN.
BUT IN THE LAST ROUND, PACQUIAO
SEEMED TO REESTABLISH HIMSELF
AS THE AGGRESSOR,
AND THAT'S WHAT
HIS TRAINER FREDDIE ROACH
HAS BEEN WANTING.
Merchant:
A LOT OF PEOPLE BITING THEIR NAILS
ON THE OTHER SIDE OF
THE PACIFIC OCEAN.
A LOT OF PEOPLE
BITING THEIR NAILS
ON THE OTHER SIDE
OF THE RING.
Steward: MURAD MUHAMMAD,
THE PROMOTER OF PACQUIAO,
IS BITING HIS NAILS.
BIG TIME.
IT WAS MURAD MUHAMMAD WHO
ELECTED TO TAKE THE GAMBLE
OF CHOOSING AN EXTREMELY
AMBITIOUS FIGHT SCHEDULE
FOR PACQUIAO IN THE WAKE OF
HIS BIG VICTORY OVER BARRERA,
TO GO STRAIGHT
FROM BARRERA TO MARQUEZ,
AND THEN IF HE WINS,
TO GO ON TO ERIK MORALES.
TRYING TO DISPOSE OF
THE TOP 3 FEATHERWEIGHTS
OF THE LAST 10 YEARS
IN 9 MONTHS.
BUT IT'S GOTTEN ROUGH HERE.
AFTER A BLAZING
AND GLORIOUS FIRST ROUND
IN WHICH PACQUIAO KNOCKED
MARQUEZ DOWN 3 TIMES,
MARQUEZ MAY BE WITHIN RANGE OF
COMING BACK TO WIN THE FIGHT.
HARD LEFT HAND BY PACQUIAO.
MARQUEZ ANSWERS
IMMEDIATELY WITH A RIGHT.
THEY GET READY TO TRADE AGAIN.
FIGHT COMES ALIVE!
PACQUIAO'S HAND SPEED
COMING BACK.
SUDDENLY, HE'S MORE AGGRESSIVE.
HE'S FINDING
HIS RANGE AGAIN WITH THAT STRAIGHT LEFT AGAIN.
BLOOD TRICKLING
FROM MARQUEZ'S NOSE.
REMEMBER THAT JUDGES
SOMETIMES SCORE BLOOD.
HARD LEFT HAND BY PACQUIAO.
MARQUEZ BACKING UP
ON THE DEFENSIVE.
Cortez: HO! NO.
LET'S GO.
Lampley: PACQUIAO SUDDENLY
MORE COMFORTABLE
THAN AT ANY TIME
SINCE THE EARLY ROUNDS.
Steward: YEAH.
IT SEEMS LIKE MARQUEZ HAS USED ALL OF HIS STRENGTH
TRYING TO JUST GET
BACK INTO THE FIGHT
AFTER TAKING THAT
POUNDING THE FIRST ROUND,
AND AT THIS STAGE HERE,
HE MAY BE STARTING TO WEAKEN AGAIN,
BECAUSE HE'S BEEN JUST
FIGHTING SO HARD TO GET BACK INTO THE FIGHT.
PLUS ALL OF THAT BLOOD
THAT HE'S PROBABLY BEEN SWALLOWING, TOO,
HAS TAKEN ITS EFFECT.
PACQUIAO MISSES OVER THE TOP
WITH THE LEFT HAND.
HE'S PROBABLY STILL
NEVER FULLY RECUPERATED
FROM THAT
FIRST-ROUND POUNDING.
MARQUEZ PAWING AT
HIS NOSE WITH HIS GLOVE...
A SIGN THAT THE BLEEDING
IS BOTHERING HIM AGAIN.
HARD LEFT HAND BY PACQUIAO
LANDS FLUSH AGAIN.
JUST AS YOU SAID, EMANUEL,
HE'S DIALING IT IN.
HE'S FINDING THE RANGE.
LANDS AGAIN.
MARQUEZ MISSES WITH ONE RIGHT.
NOW LANDS ONE.
GETS PACQUIAO INTO THE CORNER.
[BELL RINGS]
[CROWD CHEERING]
[BERISTAIN SPEAKING SPANISH]
Translator: DID HE HURT YOU?
OK. LET'S GET SOME ICE.
IT'S THE 11th ROUND.
YOU'RE ALMOST THERE.
6 MORE MINUTES, AND YOU'LL WIN.
RELAX FOR ME. GIVE ME A CHANCE.
MANNY. ALL RIGHT?
YOU'RE DESTROYING THIS GUY WHEN YOU GO TO HIM.
YOU'RE DESTROYING HIM WHEN YOU GO TO HIM
WITH THE ONE-TWO, RIGHT? OK.
ALL RIGHT? NOW LET'S FINISH UP, OK? OK.
BODY AND HEAD. YOU HEAR ME?
OK. OK.
MANNY. IT'S ROUND NUMBER 11, SON.
SUCK IT UP FOR ME, OK, SON?
OK.
COME ON, BABY, LET'S DO IT!
[WHISTLE BLOWS]
COME ON! FOR THE PHILIPPINES!
Lampley: COMPUBOX NUMBERS FROM THE TENTH ROUND
SHOW PACQUIAO LANDING 10 OUT OF 17 POWER SHOTS.
SUBSTANTIATING THE POINT
THAT EMANUEL STEWARD MADE,
HE DIALED IN
THE LEFT HAND AGAIN,
FOUND THE RANGE,
LANDED HIS BIG SHOTS
FOR THE FIRST TIME
SINCE EARLY IN THE FIGHT.
HAROLD, HOW DO YOU
HAVE IT THROUGH 10?
Lederman: YOU KNOW, JIM,
IT'S A BACK-AND-FORTH FIGHT.
AT THE END OF ROUND 6,
I THOUGHT IT WAS PRETTY DARN CLOSE,
BUT ROUND 7, 8, 9, AND 10,
I JUST LIKE
MANNY PACQUIAO'S LEFT HAND.
I THOUGHT HE WAS
THE AGGRESSOR.
I THOUGHT HIS LEFT HAND
WAS DOING MORE DAMAGE.
IT WAS LANDING SHARPER.
HE WAS THE CLEANER PUNCHER.
96-91, 6 ROUNDS TO 4,
MANNY PACQUIAO.
HE'S GOT THAT BIG POINT LEAD
BECAUSE OF THAT
10-6 FIRST ROUND.
Merchant:
IT'S VERY POSSIBLE
MARQUEZ NEEDS A KNOCKOUT
TO WIN THIS FIGHT.
Lampley:
AND PERHAPS RECOGNIZING THAT HIS FIGHTER MIGHT BE WEAKENING,
NACHO BERISTAIN DIDN'T MAKE
THAT POINT BETWEEN ROUNDS,
INSTEAD SAYING, HANG IN
THERE FOR 6 MORE MINUTES.
BOTH FIGHTERS LOOKED EXHAUSTED
AFTER THE TENTH.
PACQUIAO NOT
LETTING IT SHOW HERE.
STEPS INSIDE,
LETS HIS HANDS GO AGAIN.
MARQUEZ POPS HIM WITH A PERFECT
RIGHT HAND IN RETURN.
PACQUIAO'S LEFT,
MARQUEZ'S RIGHT.
THEY'LL GO DOWN THE STRETCH
TRADING THOSE SHOTS.
THE WAY MARQUEZ
IS HOLDING HIS MOUTH
TELLS YOU HOW MUCH
HE'S BOTHERED
BY THE BLOOD COMING
OUT OF HIS NOSE.
Steward: YEAH.
HE'S BEEN FIGHTING THROUGH A LOT OF PAIN
AFTER THE FIRST ROUND.
OH, WHAT A BIG
RIGHT HAND BY MARQUEZ!
PACQUIAO TOOK IT
PRETTY WELL.
THIS ROUND,
AT THIS POINT,
HE'S BEEN ABLE TO NEUTRALIZE
PACQUIAO'S LEFT HAND.
ONCE HE'S NEUTRALIZED
THE LEFT HAND,
HE'S NEUTRALIZED
EVERYTHING.
BEFORE TONIGHT,
JUAN MANUEL MARQUEZ HAD NEVER
PARTICIPATED IN THE KIND
OF DRAMATIC SLUGFEST
WHICH TYPIFIED THE GREAT CAREERS
OF HIS TWO MEXICAN COUNTRYMEN,
MARCO ANTONIO BARRERA
AND ERIK MORALES.
NOW HE'S GOT ONE. QUESTION IS,
CAN HE COME BACK AND WIN IT?
AND I THINK
WIN OR LOSE,
HE'S MADE HIS MARK
AMONG MEXICAN FANS
FOR SHOWING
THE COURAGE AND THE FORTITUDE
TO PUT HIMSELF BACK
INTO THIS FIGHT.
I FEEL LIKE GIVING THEM BOTH A STANDING OVATION.
[BELL RINGS]
AND I BELIEVE HE WON THIS ROUND.
SIT DOWN. PUT YOUR HEAD--
[BERISTAIN SPEAKING SPANISH]
Translator: HEY, YOU'RE
GOING TO WIN THIS.
IT'S AN INCREDIBLE VICTORY!
IT DIDN'T LOOK LIKE
YOU WERE GOING TO WIN,
BUT YOU GOT IT NOW.
LAST ROUND?
ALL RIGHT, MANNY. THIS IS YOUR ROUND, SON.
WE NEED THIS ROUND BADLY.
MANNY. ALL RIGHT? YOU GOING TO PUT HIM
ON HIS ASS THIS ROUND, YOU HEAR ME? OK.
OK. NOW, MANNY, GO FOR THE DOUBLE LEFT HAND.
DO NOT LET HIM BE FIRST.
YOU HAVE TO BE FIRST.
Translator: JUST DON'T WAIT FOR NOTHING NOW.
HE IS TIRED. GO AFTER HIM!
YOU'RE UP BY 3 POINTS. WE'RE WINNING THIS FIGHT.
[WHISTLE BLOWS]
[CROWD CHEERING]
Merchant: BOTH FIGHTERS BELIEVE THEY CAN WIN THIS FIGHT
IF THEY WIN THIS ROUND.
Lampley: WHICH FIGHTER HAS SOMETHING LEFT?
THE CROWD IS ON ITS
FEET AT THE MGM GRAND.
AND SOME OF THEM,
IN THE HIGHER SEATS,
ARE BOUND TO STAY STANDING
THROUGHOUT THE ROUND.
FREDDIE ROACH WANTS TO
TAKE NOTHING FOR GRANTED.
HE ASKED MANNY PACQUIAO
TO GO KNOCK MARQUEZ OUT.
MARQUEZ STARTS OUT THE ROUND
LANDING BIG SHOTS.
CLEARLY, MARQUEZ WANTS TO BOX
HIS WAY THROUGH THE ROUND,
TRY TO WIN IT, AND TAKE HIS
CHANCES WITH THE SCORECARDS.
PACQUIAO'S TRAINER TOLD HIM
HE COULDN'T AFFORD
TO BE SATISFIED WITH THAT..
PERHAPS BECAUSE HE KNOWS
THAT HIS FIGHTER ONLY FIGHTS
AT HIS BEST WHEN HE'S GOING
FORWARD AND ATTACKING.
[CROWD CHANTING]
TWO FINELY CONDITIONED,
HIGHLY MOTIVATED,
HIGHLY SKILLED
ATHLETES,
BOTH WITH
GREAT HEARTS...
TWO FIGHTERS.
GIVING YOU
EVERYTHING THEY'VE GOT.
TWO REAL FIGHTERS,
FROM THEIR GUTS.
BOTH CAN BOX. BOTH CAN PUNCH.
BOTH HAVE THE HEARTS
OF CHAMPIONS.
Steward:
THIS IS A GOOD FIGHT, AND I'M JUST WONDERING
IF MARQUEZ HADN'T BEEN
SO BADLY PHYSICALLY DAMAGED
THE FIRST ROUND,
THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN ONE TREMENDOUS FIGHT.
EVEN THOUGH IT'S BEEN
GOOD AS IT IS,
IT WOULD HAVE BEEN
EVEN BETTER, I THOUGHT.
I FEEL
THE KNOCKDOWNS IN THE FIRST ROUND
MADE THE DRAMA
THAT WE'RE WATCHING.
AND BOTH GUYS ARE IN
GREAT CONDITION, TOO.
30 SECONDS TO GO!
THERE IS NO OTHER CANDIDATE
FOR FIGHT OF THE YEAR--
NOT AT THIS MOMENT.
WE'LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS
IN THE REST OF 2004,
BUT NOTHING IN THE FIRST
5 MONTHS OF 2004
CAN COMPARE WITH THIS.
FIRE AGAINST FIRE
DOWN THE STRETCH!
PACQUIAO'S LEFT,
MARQUEZ'S RIGHT!
LAST CHANCE
TO MAKE A STATEMENT,
AS THE BELL GETS READY TO RING.
[BELL RINGS]
[CROWD CHEERING]
WHAT A BATTLE.
I HAD PACQUIAO WINNING A CLOSE FIGHT.
HAROLD, HOW DID YOU FINISH UP?
Lederman: HA HA! OK, JIM.
I THOUGHT MANNY PACQUIAO
PULLED OUT THAT 12th ROUND,
BUT CERTAINLY I THOUGHT
JUAN MANUEL MARQUEZ
WON THE 11th.
115-110, 7 ROUNDS TO 5,
MANNY PACQUIAO.
I MEAN, JIM, THAT 10-6 ROUND WAS JUST IMPOSSIBLE TO OVERCOME.
JUAN MANUEL MARQUEZ, A SENSATIONAL, GUTTY PERFORMANCE,
WINNING ROUNDS 3, 4, 5, AND 6.
I THOUGHT PACQUIAO CAME BACK VERY WELL IN THE 7th, 8th, AND 9th,
AND THEN, YOU KNOW, THEY SPLIT THE FINAL ROUNDS.
SO 115-110, PACQUIAO.
Lampley: KEEP IN MIND,
AS YOU LISTEN
TO THAT 115-110
SCORECARD FROM HAROLD,
THAT HE SCORED ROUNDS 7, 8, 9,
AND 10 ALL FOR PACQUIAO.
I THINK THOSE WERE
DIFFICULT ROUNDS TO SCORE.
IT MIGHT BE
CLOSER ON SOME CARDS.
BURT CLEMENTS OF
THE UNITED STATES IS ONE OF THE 3 JUDGES.
HE SCORED MORALES-AYALA
117-111 FOR MORALES.
IT WAS AN EASY FIGHT FOR ERIK.
GUY JUTRAS. NOTABLE FIGHT--
AYALA-TAPIA,
SCORED 115-114 FOR AYALA,
AND AYALA WAS INDEED
THE WINNER OF THAT FIGHT.
AND NOW JOHN STEWART
OF NEW JERSEY,
WHO SCORED JONES-TONEY
FOR ROY JONES,
WHICH WAS INDEED CORRECT
THAT EVENING.
IT'S AMAZING SITTING HERE
WATCHING THE CROWD EXCITEMENT ABOUT FEATHERWEIGHTS
WHEN 10, 15 YEARS AGO, NOBODY WOULD HAVE EVEN THOUGHT
THAT YOU WOULD HAVE FEATHERWEIGHTS ON TV,
BUT THEN THERE CAME A LITTLE GUY NAMED NASEEM HAMED.
AND HE CREATED THE MOLD OF THE FEATHERWEIGHT SLUGGER.
AND THEN ALONG CAME THE NEXT FEATHERWEIGHT SLUGGER,
MANNY PACQUIAO.
AND TONIGHT, IN THE FIRST ROUND,
MANNY PACQUIAO STUNNED JUAN MANUEL MARQUEZ,
AND TO THE SHOCK OF EVERYONE AT RINGSIDE,
KNOCKED MARQUEZ DOWN 3 TIMES IN THE FIRST ROUND.
THERE WAS A MOMENT WHEN YOU DIDN'T THINK MARQUEZ
WAS GOING TO EFFECTIVELY GET UP
FROM THAT THIRD KNOCKDOWN, BUT HE DID.
HE SURVIVED LAST 30 SECONDS OF THE FIRST ROUND.
BY ROUNDS 5 AND 6, MARQUEZ WAS COMING BACK
AND WAS WINNING THE FIGHT, OR AT LEAST WINNING ROUNDS,
KNOCKING PACQUIAO BACK WITH HIS RIGHT HAND,
AVOIDING THE LEFT.
BUT BY THE LATTER STAGES OF THE FIGHT,
PACQUIAO BEGAN TO LAND HIS STRAIGHT LEFT HAND AGAIN
AND BROUGHT THE BLOOD BACK OUT
OF MARQUEZ'S APPARENTLY BROKEN NOSE.
IN THE 11th ROUND, THEY TRADED SHOTS,
AS BOTH FIGHTERS TRIED TO MUSTER A KNOCKOUT SHOT
TO CLOSE THINGS OUT.
THEN THEY BOTH FOUGHT THEIR WAY EVENLY, MORE OR LESS,
THROUGH THE 12th.
MAYBE PACQUIAO WON IT WITH SOME BIG LEFT-HAND SHOTS
IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROUND, AND MANNY IS THE LIKELY WINNER
AS WE GET READY FOR THE SCORECARDS, IT WOULD APPEAR,
BECAUSE OF THE 10-6 FIRST.
LET'S GO TO MICHAEL BUFFER AND FIND OUT WHO WON.
[BELL RINGS]
Buffer: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, HERE AT THE MGM GRAND OF LAS VEGAS,
AFTER 12 GREAT FEATHERWEIGHT ROUNDS,
WE GO TO THE SCORECARDS.
JOHN STEWART SCORES IT 115-110 FOR PACQUIAO.
[APPLAUSE]
GUY JUTRAS SCORES IT 115-110 FOR MARQUEZ.
[APPLAUSE]
AND BURT CLEMENTS SCORES THE BOUT 113-113,
A 3-WAY SPLIT.
THE BOUT IS A DRAW.
BOTH FIGHTERS KEEP
THEIR RESPECTIVE TITLES.
SO YOU WIND UP WITH A DRAW,
ONE OF THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL SCORING DECISIONS
IN RECENT BOXING HISTORY,
3 SCORECARDS DRAMATICALLY DIFFERENT FROM ONE ANOTHER,
EACH WITH AN INTELLIGENT ARGUMENT BEHIND IT,
AND LATER, IT'S REVEALED THAT THE DRAW TAKES PLACE
BECAUSE ONE OF THE 3 JUDGES FAILED TO GIVE PACQUIAO
ENOUGH CREDIT FOR THE 3 KNOCKDOWNS IN THE FIRST ROUND.
HAD HE SCORED IT CORRECTLY,
IT WOULD'VE BEEN A ONE-POINT PACQUIAO WIN,
IDEAL FODDER FOR A REMATCH, RIGHT?
WRONG.
IT WAS ANOTHER 4 YEARS, ALMOST,
BEFORE THEY WOULD GET INTO THE RING WITH EACH OTHER.
THAT FIGHT IS THE SUBJECT OF ANOTHER "CLASSICS" TELECAST.
ALL THIS HELPS TO LEAD YOU UP TO DECEMBER 8 OF THIS YEAR,
WHEN MANNY PACQUIAO
AND JUAN MANUEL MARQUEZ
WILL MEET IN LAS VEGAS
FOR A FOURTH TIME,
AND WE'LL BE BRINGING IT
TO YOU LIVE
ON HBO PAY-PER-VIEW.
Announcer: THIS HAS BEEN A PRESENTATION OF HBO SPORTS.