In Their Words: Pacquiao-Marquez I
Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez review their controversial first fight
When Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez launched their rivalry in a May 2004 featherweight title fight, Pacquiao already had won belts at junior bantamweight and flyweight, was recognized as The Ring's then-current featherweight lineal champ and was coming off a ballyhooed beat down of Marco Antonio Barrera.
Marquez, age 30 at the time, was the older fighter by five years, held two belts at 126 pounds and was considered the superior technician, but had no signature wins ...
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