ST LOUIS (LALATE) – Who won the Pacquiao vs. Marquez boxing fight tonight? Manny Pacman Pacquiao was knocked out tonight in the sixth round by Juan Manuel Marquez. Juan Manuel is the winner of the Pacquiao vs. Marquez IV fight tonight December 8, 2012 after delivering stunning results in the sixth. In June, Pacquiao shocked news after he was not named the winner of the Pacquiao vs. Bradley boxing fight. Timothy Bradley stunned news that night with a split decision win. But tonight’s boxing fight results were nothing like Pacman’s June 9th fight.
Pacquiao vs. Marquez IV ended a full year of boxing for Pacman. He started the year battling a series of controversial comments that resulted in his banishment from the Grove Los Angeles. Owners of the Grove at the time told news “Boxer Manny Pacquiao is not welcome @TheGroveLA. @TheGroveLA is a gathering place for all Angelenos, not a place for intolerance.”
But that was nothing compared to the controversy that would erupt in June. LALATE and others scored Pacman as the clear winner of Pacquiao vs. Bradley 2012 fight. But after Timothy Bradley was announced the winner, Bob Arum fumed. Arum told news “I want to investigate whether there was any undue influence, whether the [Nevada Athletic Commission] gave any particular instruction and how they came to this conclusion. But the whole sport is in an uproar. People are going crazy.”
Outside the ring, Pacman this year didn’t deliver upon his promises of last December. In December 2011, Bob Arum and Pacman repeatedly told news that a Pacquiao vs. Mayweather 2012 fight was in the works. A date of May 2012 was being offered. In fact, it wasn’t anywhere close to contracting as the parties has represented to news.
And yet, another dispute was growing. Mayweather claimed in June that Pacman has been wrongly given fights for years. Mayweather added “You want honesty, I’m giving it to you. Marquez fought Pacquiao 3 times, Marquez beat Pacquiao 3 times.”
Despite whatever tonight’s results are, Mayweather still claims that Pacman’s scorecards have not been accurate since 2011. In June, Floyd Mayweather told news “(Pacquiao) lost more than 3 times. He already got 3 losses, and he lost to (Juan Manuel) Marquez 3 times. So he already got 6 losses.”
A year ago this time, Arum assured fans that he wasn’t working on any other fight besides Mayweather vs. Pacquiao. In fact he was. Yet, Arum said in December 2011 “[Mayweather vs. Pacquiao] is the priority.” Arum added “We’re working on trying to make that a reality. But you have to understand that this isn’t the kind of fight you make in 15 minutes. It doesn’t work that way. It takes time, and my obligation is to get Manny the best deal possible.”
For now, the future still remains uncertain for a Mayweather, Pacquiao showdown. But could there be yet another Pacquiao, Marquez fight next year again? That remains to be seen.