Mitt Romney attends fight: When Juan Manuel Marquez knocked out Manny Pacquiao last night (Dec. 8) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, the former Republican Presidential candidate was sitting ringside taking in the action. One politician doesn't bring good luck for another it seems. For all you need to know on Pacquiao vs. Marquez 4, including fight video highlights, a comprehensive recap, and more, click here. Photo credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
We'll be going live on a Manny Pacquiao conference call at 12:30 p.m. ET, so in about five minutes. Follow along on Twitter for quick updates and quotes. Freddie Roach and Bob Arum will also be on the call.
The Mandalay Bay's octopus has picked Juan Manuel Marquez to beat Juan Diaz this weekend, so I guess it's a done deal. Fortunately, it's not Paul the Octopus, so there's still a chance for an upset. (Photo by Tom Hogan / Golden Boy).
Juan Manuel Marquez and Juan Diaz at the final presser before Saturday's rematch. (Photo via Golden Boy @ Facebook)
From left to right: Jorge Linares, Robert Guerrero, Danny Jacobs, Juan Manuel Marquez, Oscar de la Hoya, Juan Diaz, Dmitry Pirog and Joel Casamayor. (Photo via Golden Boy @ Facebook)
The poster for the July 31 PPV rematch between Juan Manuel Marquez and Juan Diaz.
The July 31 PPV rematch of the 2009 Fight of the Year between lightweight world champion Juan Manuel Marquez and Juan Diaz was officially announced today in Las Vegas. (AP Photo)
"As if Kevin Iole saying last night that one million buys was possible for Mayweather-Marquez didn't kick off enough of a strange, near-violent reaction, I did some asking around myself last night after being somewhat perplexed by the venom the very idea of this brought forth. In short, I went straight to the man who had the sources: Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports. The number could go as high as 1.6 million, as Kevin Iole told me last night over some back-and-forth messaging. Iole told me that a million is "definite," and says that HBO will release the numbers either today or on Thursday." -Scott Christ at Bad Left Hook