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Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Manny Pacquiao (1st meeting)

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CompuBox Punchstats
Total Punches Marquez Pacquiao
Landed 158 148
Thrown 547 639
Pct. 29% 23%
Power Punches Marquez Pacquiao
Landed 122 100
Thrown 339 231
Pct. 36% 43%

2004-05-08 : Manny Pacquiao 125 lbs drew with Juan Manuel Marquez 125 lbs by SD in round 12 of 12

Aired On: HBO World Championship Boxing (Main Event)

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Notes

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  • Marquez down three times in the first round.
  • Marquez was bleeding heavily from the nose following Round 1.
  • Pacquiao defended his Ring Magazine featherweight world title.

Scoring Controversy

Judge Guy Jutras scored the fight 115-110 for Marquez, while judge John Stewart scored it 115-110 for Pacquiao.

The third judge, Burt Clements, had a 113-113 tie. His scoring included a 10-7 opening round because, he admitted later, he did not realize he could give a 10-6 round. If Clements had scored the opening round 10-6, as the other two judges had, Pacquiao would have won by 113-112 on Clements's card and earned a split decision.

"I just screwed up," Clements said. "I feel badly because I dropped the ball, plainly and simply. You can make a lot of arguments that it was a very close fight, but that's immaterial. The fact is, I dropped the ball."

Marc Ratner, the executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, ruled that Clements's admission was no grounds for a protest.

External Links

Kevin Iole; Las Vegas Review-Journal Sunday, May 09, 2004
Dan Rafael, USA TODAY Updated 5/9/2004 1:49 AM
Photocopy of Scorecards provided by FightNews.com
Michael Katz, The New York Times May 10, 2004

See Also

Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Manny Pacquiao II

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