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Pacquiao beats Marquez via split decision

We have a new WBC super featherweight champion, and what is to be a short-lived Ring Magazine champion, and it's Manny Pacquiao.

Official scores: 115-112 Pacquiao, 115-112 Marquez, 114-113 Pacquiao

The difference in the official cards wound up being Pacquiao's third round left hook knockdown of Marquez.

I had it 114-113 for Marquez, and Kevin had it 115-112 for Marquez. Both of us agree that it was a hell of a great fight, and everything you could have expected.

The undercard went exactly as expected, with Steven Luevano, David Diaz and Abner Mares winning without any trouble.

Marquez feels he won. Well, of course he did. On the cards, he came up just short. I thought he won what was a very close, very competitive fight. But I don't feel he was robbed or anything.

We'll have much, much more tomorrow.

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