Posted November 13, 2011 - 10:53 AM
just re-watched this fight three more times, Marquez for me had rounds 1, 2, 4, 5, 6. Manny with 3, 8, 9, 10, 11. rounds 7 and 12 are a toss up. it's a close fight, it could have gone either way.. but the 116-112 score is just absolutely ridiculous tho.
the last two rounds may have played a factor on the outcome of this bout. Marquez faded, he was backing down. the last round was a toss up for me because marquez landed a couple of clean combinations(not as damaging) but faded in the final 1:36 of the fight. The last part of was all Manny, not really landing solid blows, but he clearly dictated the tempo and was the aggressor.
Reason why manny ate too many punches was he came in moving forward. Didn't execute the game plan.
"I asked Manny to move to the right and he didn't." - Roach.