Found November 16, 2011 on
Last Saturday's controversial Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez welterweight title clash may have left a bad taste in many mouths, but as an event, it was a major success, setting a record in Mexican TV history and becoming the country's most viewed boxing event ever.
The broadcast, carried via tape delay on Azteca 7, brought in a rating of 31, easily surpassing the previous ratings record of 27, generated by 2010′s Pacquiao-Antonio Margarito bout. Third on the all-time list is March's 23 rating for the Saul Alvarez-Matthew Hatton contest.
Translated into raw numbers, Pacquiao-Marquez III had an average live audience of 37.2 million viewers, roughly a third of Mexico's total population (113.4 million). By comparison, the only sporting event in the U.S. with similar numbers is the Super Bowl, which also generally attracts about a third of the country's total population.
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Here and elsewhere, yesterday and today, some of the more fanatical fans of Manny Pacquaio are flooding the zone with the above video that allegedly shows what a big fat cheater Juan Manuel Marquez was this weekend by stepping on Pacquiao's foot a whopping five times. With that "Walking Dead" theme music, I can only assume that Marquez' alleged cheating...
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Manny Pacquiao spent a night out in Los Angeles, taking in an evening at Supperclub. Manny is fresh off his win over Juan Manuel Marquez this weekend, but gave no indication if a future fight with Floyd Mayweather is in the cards…Hopefully so, if not, I’ll gladly take a Pacquiao/Marquez IV -TO
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