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Marquez takes circuitous path to prominence

Originally Published: November 21, 2006
By Thomas Gerbasi | MaxBoxing.com

It takes a lot to silence a Mexican fight fan and cause his flag to waver ever so slightly. But that was the case after Manny Pacquiao sent one of Mexico's finest to the canvas three times in a highly anticipated Las Vegas prizefight.

Almost unfathomably, the Filipino dervish scored knockdown after knockdown with effortless precision, and his countrymen roared while the Mexican contingent audibly gasped.

But Juan Manuel Marquez got up. Three times down, three times up, and when ...

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