Tonight is a busy night for fight fans. First up, you've got the UFC on Fox with an excellent, stacked card. After that, two of boxing's great rivals square off in Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez IV. Currently, Pacquiao leads the series 2-0-1 (on paper at least). Now, Marquez looks to rightfully claim the win he feels he has already earned in those previous fights, while Pacquiao seeks to quiet the talk that his career is fading, and move past the ridiculous Timothy Bradley loss in his last fight.
The HBO PPV card starts at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT, with Pacquiao vs. Marquez likely to begin at roughly midnight eastern time.
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Hope to see you here tonight!
UPDATE: Kid Nate is going to live blog the headliner between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez
Round 1: Or round 37 as Jim Lampley calls us. They trade in the center of the ring. Marquez working the body. Pacquiao working the left. Manny showing lots of head movement. Pacquiao ducking Marquez' hooks, making him miss. Manny reaches for a single leg take down. Ref breaks up the clinch. Marquez ends the round with a body shot. Pacquiao's round. 10-9.
Round 2: Pacquiao coming forward. Lots of feinting from both men. Marquez eats a left, fires back to the body. Left by Pacquiao. Another. Marquez to the body. Pacquiao jabbing. Manny's head movement seems to be confusing Marquez. 10-9 Pacquiao.
Round 3: Pacquiao moving, landing lefts. Pacquiao eats a body shot. Another left hook to the ribs of Pacquiao. Marquez drops Pacquiao with a huge right hand! Pacquiao is quickly back to his feet. Marquez moving forward, lands a right hand that hurts Pacquiao. Marquez lands an uppercut. Pacquiao finally fires back. Crowd is chanting for Marquez. There is a wild donny brook going on to end the round. 10-8 Marquez.
Round 4: Even coming into the 4th. Pacquiao coming forward. Marquez landing. Marquez lands a straight right. Pacquiao lands a 1-2. Pacquiao blocks a right. Pacquiao still moving his head. Pacquiao lands a left, a combination, an uppercut. Marquez lands a little toward the end of the round. 10-9 Pacquiao.
Round 5: Pacquiao leading on the unofficial card. Pacquiao lands a flush left. They trade a series of straights but neither mand connects. Then Pacquiao drops Marquez! Marquez bare landed on the ground. Marquez lands a huge right straight as Pacquiao bulls forward but doesn't drop him. Pacquiao hurts Marquez. Pacquiao presses Marquez back into the corner. They're trading wildly. Marquez is still wobbled. Pacquiao tees off to end the round. Pacquiao 10-8. He's up by 3 on my card.
Round 6: Pacquiao the aggressor in a gunfight here. Lots of head movement to set up the left hand. Pacquiao lands again and again. Marquez is bleeding. Spits something out of his mouth. Marquez can't breathe well. Pacquiao has him hurt. Suddenly Marquez lands a right hand and knocks Pacquiao out cold. Pacquiao is face down in the ring. He's out cold!
Juan Manuel Marquez has won by KO at 2:59 in the sixth round.