History | May 08 2018

On This Day: Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez battle to controversial draw

Manny Pacquiao vs Juan Manuel Marquez: The featherweight dream fight lived up to all expectations
JUAN MANUEL MARQUEZ AND MANNY PACQUIAO BATTLE IN THE SECOND ROUND.  |  Action Images/Reuters/Steve Marcus

IF you see another thousand fights, you may never witness a recovery as extraordinary as Juan Manuel Marquez’s against Manny Pacquiao on this day (May 8) at MGM’s Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas back in 2004.

Manny Pacquiao

In the first fight of their bitterly contested rivalry, Marquez (then WBA and IBF featherweight champion) fought back remarkably against a renowned finisher in Pacquiao to earn a draw after 12 spirited and wildly exciting rounds.

 

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