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What if Pacquiao had KO'd Marquez?

How might the fighters' storied rivalry, and their careers, have been different?

Originally Published: December 5, 2012
By Kieran Mulvaney | ESPN.com

LAS VEGAS -- If Saturday night's main event at the MGM Grand lasts the distance, Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez will have swapped punches for 48 rounds. And if the final 12 are anything like the first 36, they are likely to be closely fought and to culminate in a close and controversial decision.

It has been the defining rivalry of both men's careers, and yet, by the end of the first round of their first contest in May 2004, it seemed unlikely that it would last another three minutes, ...

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