I had Pacquiao, 7 rounds to 5. Marquez might have had the best few punches, but he wasn't throwing combinations and he was much too timid. Both of them could have gone more rounds, oh for the days of 15 round fights.I thought for sure Marquez won the fight, by round 6 it appeared the only way for Pacquiao to win would be a ko, but scorecards ranked it better than I did. Guess Pacquiao got it for sheer number of punches thrown. Marquez definately landed better shots though. Great fight.
MMA is a hell of a lot more than just brute force, but the reason i compare boxing to the UFC is that you get a lot less of these "oddities" in scoring in the UFC... the fight was clearly marquez... pacquiao got outboxedCome on, how can you compare UFC to boxing. One takes skill and finesse where the other takes brute force and aggression.
You like MMA Jon? I stayed up and watched all the Facebook fights but I couldn't be bothered waiting on the Main Event to start since it was at 2am here. The Guida Henderson fight was very exciting and I think Henderson will do very well against EdgarMMA is a hell of a lot more than just brute force, but the reason i compare boxing to the UFC is that you get a lot less of these "oddities" in scoring in the UFC... the fight was clearly marquez... pacquiao got outboxed
Anyways, the Ben Henderson-Clay Guida fight was my favorite from last night
I see Cotto brutally crushing Margarito. The fights Margarito has had since he stopped using plaster in his gloves he's been destroyed, except for that nobody he fought after Mosley.I didn't watch the fight as I didn't think Marquez would be competitive at the contracted weight. Clearly I was wrong. Marquez has Pac's number, always has and always will. Some judges score on aggression and which fighter comes forward. I myself don't see fights that way, its ineffective aggression if you're being countered at every turn. All fights in the trilogy were close but I must admit I appreciate the cerebral boxer puncher style more. What I see in this last fight is lead right hands landing on Manny all day. Floyd Mayweather has the best lead right in the game. He lands that punch at will on everyone. Technical mismatch for Pacquiao imo. Cotto-Margarito 2 ought to be a good scrap, you guys plan on watching that?
Did you watch the face off with Max Kellerman between the two? It's going to be a good match.Yea I think Cotto will fight smarter this time around. He's gotta clinch when Marg gets on the inside. Most of the damage came with Marg on the inside with Cottos back on the ropes. And as you said It's likely Marg had loaded gloves the first time around -I do believe he did- I've got Cotto winning on points and picking up where Pacquiao left off on rearranging Margacheatos face