JM Marquez’s Curious Place in Boxing History

Marquez Ponders Retirement After Performance of his Life in Third Pacquiao Bout

“It could have gone either way,” admitted Manny Pacquiao’s long-time trainer Freddie Roach.

Amir Khan, a stablemate & apparent friend of the PacMan’s, had JM Marquez two rounds ahead at the end of a bout that is destined to be debated long & hard into the future. Khan went on to say: ‘I’m glad Manny won… But there’s no denying Manny had an off night.’

Jeff Powell of the UK Daily Mail writes “Pacquiao entered the MGM Grand Garden on Saturday night as the best pound-for-pound boxer on the planet. He left it to jeers, whistles, catcalls and more cries of robbery from the Mexican warrior who has run him closer than a razor to a shave in all three fights of their trilogy.”

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Amir Khan, working the fight for British television, had Marquez ahead by two points.

‘After this result I will sit down with my family and team and think about whether it is worth continuing in this sport, or if I simply retire. I just don’t know what more I have to do to get the judges to change their minds. I think even if I drop Pacquiao they will pick him up and give him the fight’ said a despondent Marquez after what was his sixth career loss & second controversial one at the hands of Manny Pacquiao.

Tim Smith writing for the New York Daily News maintained “[Marquez] was robbed of a decision by judges who were either blind or corrupt.”

Manny Pacquiao 143 lbs beats Juan Manuel Marquez 142 lbs by MD

  • Judge: Dave Moretti† 115-113
  • Judge: Robert Hoyle 114-114
  • Judge: Glenn Trowbridge†* 116-112

†Both Moretti & Trowbridge served as judges in Manny Pacquiao’s last fight with Shane Mosley. Additionally Moretti judged Marquez’s clash with Floyd Mayweather Junior (119-108).

* Trowbridge’s other significant judging duties in recent memory include scoring Amir Khan vs Marcos Maidana 113-112. He also scored Kelly Pavlik vs Jermain Taylor II 116-112 back in 2008.

The Bleacher Report website asked (of Pacquiao vs. Marquez III) Was the fight fair or fixed? As a gauge of sentiment the results of over 1,000 people polled would appear telling with fully 62.5% of respondents voting

Glenn Trowbridge

Glenn Trowbridge is not big in Mexico after scoring Pacquiao-Marquez III 116-112 in favor of a clearly out of sorts PacMan. Photo courtesy Glenn Trowbridge campaign for Las Vegas City Council, Ward 4.

“fixed”. A visit to the wall of Mr. Trowbridge’s Facebook Page for his attempts at political stardom as a Las Vegas City Councillor to Ward 4 shows the depth of public outrage & venomous collective anger the judging of last night’s bout has sparked.

Matt Hamilton, for ESNewsReporting.

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