Pacquiao-Marquez round-by-round

LAS VEGAS – Round-by-round coverage of Manny Pacquiao’s WBC super featherweight championship victory over Juan Manuel Marquez on Saturday. Pacquiao won on a split decision, with official scores of 115-112 and 114-113 Pacquiao and 115-112 Marquez.





KEVIN IOLE’S UNOFFICIAL SCORECARD
 Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Total
 Manny Pacquiao 9 9 10 10 9 9 9 9 10 10 9 9 112
 Juan M. Marquez 10 10 8 9 10 10 10 10 9 9 10 10 115

ROUND 1
Crowd at a fever pitch as the fight begins. Pacquiao lands a jab after about 30 seconds of each man looking for an opening. Left by Pacquiao lands. Marquez jabs are coming up short. Left by Pacquiao. Nothing big has landed yet. Marquez using a lot of upper body movement, but not throwing punches. Marquez lands a straight right. They bump heads. Right by Marquez. Combination by Pacquiao and Marquez lands a right to the body. Marquez lands a right at the bell.
Iole scores it 10-9, Marquez


ROUND 2
They exchange to the body. Left by Pacquiao lands. Right by Marquez lands on the cheek. Marquez right to the body. Pacquiao is not throwing a lot of punches at this point, midway through the round. Pacquaio pops a jab without conviction. Combination by Marquez lands and then a left by Pacquiao. They clinch after a Pacquiao left misses badly. Pacquiao lands a lead right. Marquez hooks to the body. Combination by Marquez, Pacquiao hurt by a left hook.
Iole scores it 10-9, Marquez


ROUND 3
Pacquaio jabs to the body. Hard right by Marquez hurts Pacquiao. They butt heads again. Referee Kenny Bayless inspects, but neither man is cut. Marquez flicking his jab. Pacquiao is backing up now. Jab-left hand by Pacquiao lands. Left by Pacquiao lands. Hard right by Marquez. Left by Pacquiao floors Marquez. They trade on ropes and Marquez hurt again at the bell.
Iole scores it 10-8, Pacquiao


ROUND 4
Marquez doesn’t look sturdy as round begins. They trade along the ropes, both land big. Pacquiao lands a hard left. Combination by Marquez and Pacquiao smiles. Pacquiao backs Marquez to a corner. Marquez throws a hook and Pacquiao lands a 1-2 combination. Lead left by Pacquiao. Left hook by Marquez lands. Right by Marquez connects.
Iole scores it 10-9, Pacquiao


ROUND 5
Pacquiao opens rounds stalking. Pacquiao flicks a jab. Pace has slowed. A minute into the round, not much occurring. Counter right by Marquez. They trade and Marquez lands a right. Marquez has a lot of swelling around his left eye. Hook to the body by Marquez. Marquez lands a right as Pacquiao hooks to the body. Left by Pacquiao. Marquez lands a hard right. Marquez lands two rights as they battle on the ropes at the bell.
Iole scores it 10-9, Marquez


ROUND 6
Right by Marquez to the head. Another hard right by Marquez. Hook by Pacquiao. Right by Marquez. Pacquiao’s punches are being blocked. Right and then a left by Marquez. Big round for Marquez at this point. Counter right by Marquez. They trade on the ropes, Marquez gets the better of it. Combination from Marquez.

Iole scores it 10-9, Marquez (57-56 Marquez at the midpoint)


ROUND 7
Left hook by Marquez to open the round. Marquez lands a right. Marquez goes to the body. Left by Pacquiao snaps Marquez’s head back. They bump heads again. Pacquiao is complaining. Marquez is cut on the right eye. Doctor examines it. Referee Kenny Bayless rules it was an accidental butt. Right hand by Pacquiao staggers Marquez. Great exchange. Pacquiao backed up by a right form Marquez. Marquez lands a combination. Pacquiao lands a hard jab. Marquez’s cut is on the outside of the right eye and could be a big, big problem.

Iole scores it 10-9, Marquez


ROUND 8
Right by Marquez hurts Pacquiao. Good left to the body by Marquez. Pacquiao is hurt. Pacquiao is cut on the right eye. Another left to the body by Marquez. Left hook to the head by Marquez. Combination by Marquez. Pacquiao is having problems. Good combination on the ropes by Marquez. Pacquiao needs to land something to change the momentum. Hard right by Marquez lands to the head. Great right uppercut by Marquez.

Iole scores it 10-9, Marquez


ROUND 9
Pacquiao fires a combination to the body. Marquez is not throwing much in first minute. Good left by Pacquiao. Right by Marquez. Pacquiao’s left eye is swelling. Left by Pacquiao. They trade in the center. Left hook by Marquez. Left by Pacquiao backs Marquez to ropes. Pacquiao lands a combination. Bayless halts it to check Marquez’s cut. Dr. Jeff Davidson says the fight can continue. Right uppercut by Marquez wobbles Pacquiao. Pacquiao fires a left in return.

Iole scores it 10-9, Pacquiao


ROUND 10
Pacquiao lands a huge left at the open that wobbles Marquez. Wild exchange on the ropes. Crowd on its feet. Combination by Pacquiao. Left hand by Pacquiao. Marquez flicks his jab. Marquez’s eye looks bad. Marquez warned to keep it up. Marquez right to the body. Right to the head by Marquez. Combination by Pacquiao. Crowd is roaring. This is a wonderful fight. Straight right by Marquez. Right by Marquez.

Iole scores it 10-9, Pacquiao


ROUND 11
Pacquiao’s right eye is swollen badly. Pacquiao misses a hook. Marquez pops a jab. Marquez warned for a low blow. Time called briefly so Pacquiao can recover. Left by Pacquiao. Right to the head by Marquez. Right and left and right by Marquez. Pacquiao lands a straight left. Right hook by Pacquiao. Marquez lands a right. Left hand and then a right by Marquez. Pace is a bit slower in this round. They trade just before bell.

Iole scores it 10-9, Marquez


ROUND 12
Many in the crowd are standing. Marquez’s cut was shown on the big screen and it is grotesque. Marquez lands a hard right. Hook to the body by Marquez and right to the head. Lead right by Marquez. Left by Pacquiao. Right by Pacquiao. Right by Marquez. Another right by Marquez. Combination by Marquez. Pacquiao pops a jab. Right to the head by Marquez. They trade at the bell. Both raise their arms.

Iole scores it 10-9, Marquez


JUDGE TOM MILLER’S SCORECARD
 Fighter 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Total
 Juan M. Marquez 9 10 8 9 10 9 10 10 9 9 10 10 113
 Manny Pacquiao 10 9 10 10 9 10 9 9 10 10 9 9 114

JUDGE DUANE FORD’S SCORECARD
 Fighter 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Total
 Juan M. Marquez 9 10 8 9 10 9 10 10 9 9 10 9 112
 Manny Pacquiao 10 9 10 10 9 10 9 9 10 10 9 10 115

JUDGE JERRY ROTH’S SCORECARD
 Fighter 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Total
 Juan M. Marquez 9 10 8 9 10 10 10 10 10 9 10 10 115
 Manny Pacquiao 10 9 10 10 9 9 9 9 9 10 9 9 112

Kevin Iole covers boxing and mixed martial arts for Yahoo! Sports. Follow him on Twitter. Send Kevin a question or comment for potential use in a future column or webcast.
Updated Saturday, Mar 15, 2008