Pacquiao vs Marquez 4: Stats and Purses

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There was no controversy this time.
Juan Manuel Marquez landed a monstrous right hand that sent Manny Pacquiao to the canvas face first in Round 6. It marked the first KO defeat for Manny Pacquiao in 13 years.

Referee Kenny Bayless didn't attempt to finish the count as Jinkee Pacquiao, Manny's wife, broke into tears at ringside.

"I threw a perfect punch," Marquez said. "I knew Manny could knock me out at any time."

It was a shocking but exciting conclusion in what became the fourth installment of Pacquiao vs Marquez.

Will Pacquiao Return?

In the post-fight interview, he insisted he wanted a fifth bout with Marquez.

"If you give us a chance, we'll fight again," Pacquiao said. "I was just starting to feel confident and then I got careless."

Manny's wife and mother may beg to differ with the 8-time world champion given the brutal nature of the knockout.

In what was perhaps an indication of things to come, Pacquiao was floored by Marquez in the third when an overhand right sent him flying. It was a jolting shot but Pacquiao's senses were intact and he closed the round strong.


In Round 5, Pacquaiao dropped Marquez and the tide appeared to be shifting in PacMan's favor. Using his superior footwork, speed and explosiveness, Pacquiao dominated the round and appeared to be on the verge of unleashing major fireworks, if not another knockdown.
 
Taking up from where he left off in the previous round, Pacquiao landed eye-catching shots in Round 6, seemingly pulling away in the fight even though both men were exchanging heavy blows. And then, with less than 10 seconds left in the round, a bloody and bruised Juan Manuel Marquez threw a right hand that flattened Pacquiao sending him to the canvas face down.

PacMan, who was caught lunging in, ran into the punch and was out cold. 


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"I thought I was getting him in the last couple of rounds but I got hit by a strong punch," Pacquiao said. "I never expected that punch."

Pacquiao was down for about two minutes before his handlers managed to get him up as Marquez celebrated and the sold-out crowd at the MGM erupted.

"We always worked on that punch," Marquez said. "We knew he was going to come out aggressive so we had a fight plan that was more technical. We were able to capitalize on it."


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Pacquiao vs Marquez IV Stats & Facts

  • No title was at stake
  • At the weigh-in, Manny looked a bit more shredded than he did in June (against Tim Bradley) while Marquez simply looked gritty. He definitely appeared to have added muscle to his physique.
  • PacMan matched his weight of 147 lbs from this past June against Tim Bradley, equalling his all time high. And although Pacquiao came in four pounds heavier, the taller Marquez appeared the more muscular of the two.
  • The Filipino phemom entered the bout having won 15 of his last 16 bouts (Tim Bradley); But in the eyes of many, he'd won 17 straight dating back to Pacquiao vs Morales I in 2005.
  • The Mexican legend had won 6 of his last 8 bouts, only losing to Pacquiao via a controversial decision (2011) and Mayweather (2009) 
  • Manny Pacquiao was was ahead 47-46 on all three scorecards after the fifth round and was undoubtedly winning Round 6 before the knockout
  • Marquez's win over Pacquiao was likely Knockout of the Year for 2012
  • Manny had promised to be more aggressive and was true-to-form from the start
  • PunchStats: Pacquiao landed 94 of 256 punches while Marquez landed only 52 of 246 punches
  • Pacquaio was the favorite heading into the bout
  • Tough man? Marquez has yet to be knocked out in his 61 pro fights
  • Manny drops two fights in a row for the first time in his career
  • Trainer Freddie Roach accepted the blame for Manny's loss
  • Marquez, who showed more explosiveness than in years past, increased his Knockouts-to-fights ratio to 65%; Pacquiao's is 62.3%
  • Attendance was 16,348 and the crowd was heavily pro Marquez
  • Promoter Bob Arum announced prior to the fight the MGM Grand Garden Arena had completely sold out, producing a live gate of over $10.5 Million USD
  • The knockout of Pacquaio should make Floyd Mayweather Jr the "undisputed" pound-for-pound champion 

Pacquiao vs Marquez IV Purses
Similar to last year's purse allocation, Pacquiao had been promised at least $23 Million USD for the fight while Marquez will get a guaranteed $6 Million USD. In the end, Pacquaio may pocket upwards of $30 Million USD (depending on the volume of PPV buys). Juan's purse may increase as well.

Marquez's win certainly gives him more leverage in a fifth bout. Should they fight again, expect the purse sums to be much closer.

In their bout last year, Pacquiao's guarantee was $22 Million USD while Marquez's was $5 Million USD.

Manny's Post-Fight Statement
Will we ever see the great Pacquiao fight again?

Some are speculating Pacquiao will consider retirement but the fighter hinted he would return after a rest.

"To all my fans, I would like to thank you for your prayers and assure you that I am fine," Pacquiao said in a statement just hours after his loss to Marquez.

"I am looking forward to a nice rest and then I will be back to fight. On behalf of (his wife) Jinkee and our family we would like to wish everyone a joyous Christmas and a happy and healthy new year."
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Pics courtesy of Chris Farina, Top Rank
 
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