Originally Posted by Jak Boxer
5th round was a huge pac round. 6 was mostly all pac until the Ko. 1st round was clear for Pac, 4th was close.
So, yes if you give Marquez one of those rounds its only a point, but the momentum was clearly in Pac's favor as he was controlling the fight by the time it was stopped and Marquez looked like hes close to getting out there.
This is correct - Marquez was not looking good at all - round 5 was a punishing one for him, Pacquiao looked alive and pummelled him, almost outlanding MArquez 3-1. ROund 6 was also very much in Pacquiao's favour and he knew one shot flush could end it, Marquez was breathing hard and labouring, Pacquiao looked very strong.
He even told Roach at the end of round 5 that he's got him where he wants him. Thing with Pacquiao is he hasn't learnt from previous fights that Marquez can never be discounted - that was Pacquiao's undoing
Make no mistake though, Marquez was hanging in there at that point when that golden opportunity presented itself.