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Following Juan Manuel Marquez’s shocking KO of Manny Pacquiao Saturday, the boxing world has tried to figure out how the 39 year old Marquez suddenly found more punching power than he had in his first three encounters with Pacquiao. The conventional wisdom/conspiracy theory of choice has been that Marquez is doping.
To wit: he showed up at Pacquiao/Marquez IV with more muscle than he’s ever had before, he knocked out Pacquiao (something that hasn’t been done by anyone in about 15 years), and his trainer is Angel Hernandez. Hernandez is formerly known as Angel Heredia was a part of the BALCO investigation and admitted to sending performance-enhancing drugs to several track athletes, including Marion Jones.
But Pacquiao’s mom doesn’t think that’s the cause. She thinks it’s because he abandoned Catholicism for Protestantism before the Timothy Bradley fight (also a loss).
The night before Pacquiao/Marquez III, Pacquiao’s wife told him she planned on divorcing him. Many attribute this t...
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Manny Pacquiao’s adviser and assistant trainer goes after a Getty Images photographer. Apparently, the two did not want the photographer snapping up photos of the boxer as he laid face-first on the canvas after being knocked out. The photographer just wants an apology.
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Manny Pacquiao has returned to the Philippines after his knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez, saying he will fight again despite some members of his family imploring him to retire.
Shortly after arriving in Manila on Wednesday, Pacquiao told fans ''we will rise again'' and ''there will be future fights.''
He says he will rest for five months before...
Not sure if these funny Pacquiao Photoshops will ever get old, here are a couple more that were to great not to post.
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Manny Pacquiao cries on TV
Manny Pacquiao was knocked out cold in the 6th round in his KO loss to Juan Manuel Marquez. But despite his second straight defeat, Pacquiao has vowed not to retire. A vow that goes against the wishes of both his wife, Jinkee Pacquiao and his mother, Dionisia.
The former eight-division world champion wiped tears from his eyes listening to his wife, Jinkee, make a tearful appeal...
The knockout heard around the country, in their fourth fight Juan Manuel Marquez finally defeated Manny Pacquiao by knockout in the 6th round. I must say while it was a great punch by Marquez, Manny got caught trying to end the fight early and get out of dodge, and when [...]
Ever since Juan Manuel Marquez rendered Manny Pacquiao unconscious with a spectacular overhand right at 2:59 of the sixth round to capture the fictional WBO “Champion of the Decade” belt on Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, … Continue reading →
As the diminutive idol plummets face first into the mat, a country of 95,000,000 people watch in stunned silence… their breath stolen away by a Mexican fighting god.
Manny Pacquiao lay motionless, unconscious, for almost exactly a minute. In that blackness he is oblivious to hundreds of millions of eyes on him. Ten seconds vanish in a blink as everyone stands...
What boxer is afraid of Manny Pacquiao at this moment? He was dropped like a sack of potatoes this past Saturday by Juan Manuel Marquez, and the invincibility that Pacquiao seemed to have over the last few years has become a fleeting memory. You have to believe that Floyd Mayweather really doesn’t care to fight [...]
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Juan Miguel Marquez may have gotten the better of Manny Pacquiao Saturday, but apparently that wasn’t the only punching going on in the ring.
As we all know by now, Marquez knocked out Pacquiao cold at the MGM Grand, taking out the Filipino with a mean right hook that had him dazed and on the ground for well over a minute. Unsurprisingly, as Pacquiao fell and as he lay motionless...