Juan Manuel Marquez wins by KO
LAS VEGAS -- No need for Juan Manuel Marquez to impress the judges. No need for the referee to count to 10.
AP Photo/Eric Jamison
Juan Manuel Marquez celebrates after knocking Manny Pacquiao out in the sixth round. Pacquiao was ahead 47-46 on all three scorecards following the fifth.
Juan Manuel Marquez stops Manny Pacquiao in round six in Las Vegas
Juan Manuel Marquez avenged his two previous defeats to Manny Pacquiao by producing a devastating sixth-round knockout in Las Vegas.
Both men touched the canvas early in the fight, however it was Mexican veteran Marquez who ended the fight in style with a crunching right hand over the top at the end of the sixth.
Pacquiao stunned as Marquez delivers knockout blow with stunning sixth-round shot in brutal 'Fight of the Year'
By Jeff Powell
Knockout blow: Marquez celebrates after stopping Pacquiao in the sixth round
Stunning shot: Marquez lands the bout-winning right hand in the sixth
Knockout blow: Marquez lands the bout-winning right hand in the sixth
The world is not so simple when the victor of what might well be voted the Fight of the Year has to keep denying that his body-building transformation has been achieved with the help of performance enhancing drugs.
The PacMan: Pacquiao makes his way out to the ring
Everyone was dancing around the issue once Pacquiao was back on his feet and en route to hospital for precautionary tests.
Sighter: Pacquiao lands a left in the first round
Smiles better: Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney (right) was in the crowd
Pacquiao, with his crisp right jabs, in-and-out attacks and whiplash lefts controlled this fight with the exception of taking those two huge blows. He recovered from his first knock down to dump Marquez on the seat of his pants in the fifth.
On the charge: Marquez takes the attack to Pacquiao
Floored: Pacquiao hits the canvas after Marquez connects with a right in the third
Marquez was also showing signs of concussion when he returned to the dressing room and he, too, had to go to hospital.
Toe-to-toe: Both fighters were intent on attacking
Old acquaintances: The pair were meeting for the fourth time in their careers
Marquez bitterly protested the results of their first three contests, a draw and two narrow decisions in favour of Pacquiao. Now he finds his night of redemption clouded by insinuations of drug abuse.
This was the night which was supposed to resolve their personal dispute once and for all.
Floored: Pacquiao was face down on the canvas for some time
Job done: Marquez celebrates his victory
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