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Marquez knocks out Pacquiao in 6th round to win welterweight bout

Published on Dec 9, 2012 2:10 PM

LAS VEGAS (AFP) - A bloodied Juan Manuel Marquez knocked out Manny Pacquiao with a right hand with one second left in the sixth round to win their welterweight fight Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

The 39-year-old Marquez sent Pacquiao face first to the canvas, giving him his first victory over the Filipino star in the fourth fight of their epic rivalry.

Marquez ended the fight with a overhand right that hit Pacquiao flush, sending Pacquiao down hard. Pacquiao landed under the ropes and lay there for a couple of minutes before getting up and returning to his corner.

The shocking ending stunned the crowd of 16,348 as Marquez had held his own in their first three fights but failed he to get a victory and had never knocked down Pacquiao until Saturday night.

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