Holy cats, that was a MAN punch from Marquez that hit right on target! Hot damn! Check this out! (EDIT: Let's replace the animated gif with actual video footage from ESPN!)
WOW! That's a hell of a KO! If the Mayweather/Pacquiao fight wasn't dead before, it sure is now! And that was another great fight up to that point, with Pacquiao clearly winning that fight before Marquez fought back up to that KO punch.
Ok, NOW this is a rivalry! I can't believe I'm saying this, but I want to see Part 5! FEED...ME...MORE!
That was an incredible fight, and it was good enough that if they wanted to do a fifth one I would be perfectly great with that. Manny was winning up to that point and he had dominated round 5 (with a flash knockdown followed by hurting Marquez for the last 55 seconds of the round), and he was doing well in round 6 up until Marquez pulled out the most dramatic one-punch KO in a major fight since Sergio Martinez KOed Paul Williams (who also landed face-first).
To be honest, because of the camera angle and how Manny fell I thought Marquez had crushed his balls.
EDIT: I don't think Manny drops out of the P4P top-10, despite the KO. Off the top of my head, I'd go...
1. Mayweather 2. Ward 3. Marquez 4. Martinez 5. Wlad Klitschko 6. Manny 7. Donaire 8. Tim Bradley 9. Danny Garcia 10. Adrien Broner
And then in some order Vitali Klitschko, Austin Trout, Robert Guerrero, Carl Froch, and Mikkel Kessler.
(edited by JayJayDean on 8.12.12 2235) Holy fuck shit motherfucker shit. Read comics. Fuck shit shit fuck shit I sold out when I did my job. Fuck fuck fuck shit fuck. Sorry had to do it....
Revenge of the Sith = one thumb up from me. Fuck shit. I want to tittie fuck your ass. -- The Guinness. to Cerebus
Good for Marquez. You can make a case for him winning all three of his previous battles with Manny (I certainly thought he won the third won) and now he finally ended all doubt with a definitive stoppage.
"It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone." --- Bart Giamatti, on baseball
Last night was pretty awesome if you're a fan of men doing violence unto one another with this, UFC on Fox and (if you're from the UK) a decent night of domestic boxing. All told it meant about seven hours of combat sports back-to-back.
I thought the fight was pretty close going into the sixth but Pacquiao definitely looked like he was getting on top of things. Then, just like that, he very much wasn't on top of things. I'm less keen than some to see Part V. I'm sure it would be a great fight and I'd pay to see it, but the point of *this* fight was meant to be to get a conclusive outcome one way or the other after three very close decisions. We got that. Let the two guys move onto other things.
Originally posted by JJDI don't think Manny drops out of the P4P top-10, despite the KO. Off the top of my head, I'd go...
1. Mayweather 2. Ward 3. Marquez 4. Martinez 5. Wlad Klitschko 6. Manny 7. Donaire 8. Tim Bradley
But 8 beat 6! (kidding, obviously)
What else? Oh yeah, 50 Cent needs to understand the fine line between promoting fighters and self promotion. But hey, Gamboa v Farenas was pretty fun.
Before they switch AGAIN in a couple days, here are the rankings as of just after the TUF 17 Finale card. Voting panel (75): Marcelo Alonso (Portal do Vale-Tudo ) * Kenai Andrews (MMA Crossfire) ** Ian Bain (MMAOpinion.co.uk)