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UFC vs Boxing - Hall of Fame Referee Gives Insight
Boxing Hall of Fame referee Joe Cortez opens up and talks with Patrick Bet-David about the best fighters of all time, the best and worst moments of his career and if the UFC will affect the world of boxing. Check out Joe Cortez's Fair But Firm Page on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2MFfWG1 About Joe Cortez: Joe Cortez is an American boxing referee who has officiated in many important world title bouts. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2011. Music selection used through agreement with Epidemic Sound http://bit.ly/2B8DxK1
Pacquiao vs Marquez -Fights 1 - 4 - Complete Rivalry Highlights
A history of violence - Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez. Their first fight on May 8, 2004, at the MGM Grand, ended in a draw. The second meeting on March 15, 2008, at the Mandalay Bay, was awarded to Pacquiao by split decision. Their third took place on November 12, 2011. Their fourth on December 8, 2012, proved to be their most brutal of the series and ended in spectacular fashion in Pacquiao being knocked unconscious. Each fight ended in controversy. While Pacquiao knocked Marquez down three times in the opening round of their first fight, many ringside observers believed Marquez won a large enough balance of the following eleven rounds to earn the decision. Sources of further controversy included one judge scoring round one 10–7 for Pacquiao (as opposed to the customary 10–6 for a three knockdown round) and the widely divergent scores of the other two judges who scored the fight 115–110 Pacquiao and 115–110 Marquez respectively. It also bears noting that despite the three knockdowns in round one, referee Joe Cortez allowed the fight to continue, a decision without which the final three fights would never have occurred. The scoring controversy would continue into the second and third fights, both of which Pacquiao won. Marquez and his supporters cried foul following both bouts, citing Pacquiao's come-forward style opposed to Marquez's counterpunching style, as well as the Filipino congressman's standing in the sport and powerful promotor Bob Arum as reasons for him getting the nod from the judges. The majority decision following the third fight in particular was booed loudly by the Las Vegas crowd. It all culminated in their final meeting... Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel MárquezIV, billed as Fight of the Decade, w. It was also billed unofficially as deciding the World Boxing Organization's "Champion of the Decade".This was the fourth and final meeting between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez. The bout was held on December 8, 2012, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas,Nevada and drew 1.15 million pay-per-view buys. Marquez put the rivalry to bed with a brutal knockout of Manny Pacquiao. Two of the greatest warriors in boxing today, Enjoy........