In 2004, Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez met for the first time. After suffering three first round knockdowns, Marquez battled back to take Pacquiao the distance and earn a draw. Relive the fight in full right here.
On May 8, 2004, Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez met for the first time. In the first three minutes, it looked like a wipeout, as Pacquiao floored Marquez three times in the first round.
But after that, Marquez flipped the script, and in the minds of some, dominated the remainder of the fight, ultimately earning a draw with a heroic effort that had fans itching to see a rematch, which wouldn't come until 2008.
Now, as we draw near to the fourth fight between the two on December 8, you can relive their classic first battle. We'll have the 2008 and 2011 fights up soon, too, so that you can see what you might have missed at some point over the last eight years, or just relieve one of the great rivalries in boxing history.
Who won Pacquiao-Marquez I on your scorecard? Has your score changed over the years and several viewings of the fight, or have you always stuck with one tally?