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THE TALE OF TWO CHAMPIONS - PACQUIAO AND MARQUEZ


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Manny Pacquiao has six major world titles: WBC flyweight champion (112 lbs), IBF superbantamweight champion (122 lbs), WBC superfeatherweight champion (130 lbs), WBC lightweight champion (135 lbs), WBO welterweight champion (147 lbs), and WBC light-middleweight champion (154 lbs).

Juan Manuel Marquez has nine major world titles: IBF featherweight champion (126 lbs), WBA (Super) featherweight champion (126 lbs), WBO interim featherweight champion (126 lbs), WBO featherweight champion (126 lbs), WBC superfeatherweight Champion (130 lbs), WBO lightweight champion (135 lbs), WBA (Super) lightweight champion (135 lbs), WBO interim light-welterweight champion (140 lbs), and WBO light-welterweight champion (140 lbs).

Pacquiao has one minor title, IBO light-welterweight champion (140 lbs) and four other titles: lineal flyweight champion (112 lbs), The Ring featherweight champion (126 lbs), The Ring superfeatherweight champion (130 lbs), and The Ring light-welterweight champion (140 lbs). Marquez was The Ring lightweight champion (135 lbs).

Pacquiao also won the following titles: OPBF flyweight champion (112 lbs), WBC international superbantamweight champion (122 lbs), and WBC international superfeatherweight champion (130 lbs). He was also awarded three special titles: WBC Emeritus superfeatherweight champion (130 lbs), WBC Diamond welterweight champion (147 lbs), and WBO welterweight super champion (147 lbs).

Marquez likewise won the following titles: WBO NABO featherweight champion (126 lbs), WBO NABO featherweight champion (126 lbs) twice, NABF featherweight champion (126 lbs), and USBA featherweight champion (126 lbs).

Pacquiao is 33 years old and was born on December 17, 1978. Marquez is 39 years old and was born on August 23, 1973.

Pacquiao fought a total of 60 fights with 54 wins (38 by KO), 4 losses and 2 draws. Marquez fought a total of 61 fights with 54 wins (39 by KO), 6 losses and 1 draw.

Pacquiao has a 63.33% KO rate. Marquez has a 63.93% KO rate.

Pacquiao was defeated by Rustico Torrecampo, Medgoen Singsurat, Erik Morales, and Timothy Bradley. Marquez lost to Javier Duran, Freddie Norwood, Chris John, Floyd Mayweather, Jr., and Manny Pacquiao twice.

Pacquiao lost by KO to Torrecampo and Singsurat. Marquez has no KO loss.

Pacquiao won in his professional debut against Edmund Enting Ignacio by unanimous decision. Marquez lost in his debut to Javier Duran by disqualification.

Pacquiao is 5’6 1/2” or 1.69 m tall. Marquez is 5’7” or 1.70 m tall.

Pacquiao has a reach of 67 inches or 170 cm. Marquez has a reach of 67 inches or 170 cm.

Pacquiao reportedly has an amateur record of 60-4. Marquez supposedly has a 35-1 amateur record with two Golden Glove titles.

Pacquiao is rated no. 2 pound-for-pound by The Ring while Marquez is rated no. 6.

Pacquiao is ranked no. 1 welterweight contender by The Ring while Marquez is rated no. 4 junior welterweight.

Pacquiao is ranked no. 6 pound-for-pound by BoxRec while Marquez is ranked no.9.

Pacquiao is rated no. 2 welterweight by BoxRec behind Bradley while Marquez is rated no. 1 light-welterweight.

Pacquiao is ranked no. 3 pound-for-pound by Yahoo! Sports while Marquez is ranked no. 4.

Pacquiao is ranked no. 4 pound-for-pound by ESPN while Marquez is ranked no. 5.

Pacquiao received the following international recognitions: 2000–2009 Boxing Writers Association of America Fighter of the Decade; 2000–2009 HBO Fighter of the Decade; 2001–2010 WBC Boxer of the Decade; 2001–2010 WBO Best Pound-for-Pound Fighter of the Decade; 2006, 2008 and 2009 Boxing Writers Association of America's Fighter of the Year; 2006, 2008 and 2009 ESPN Fighter of the Year; 2006, 2008 and 2009 The Ring Fighter of the Year; 2008 Sports Illustrated Boxer of the Year; 2008 Yahoo! Sports Fighter of the Year; 2008 and 2009 ESPN Star's Champion of Champions; 2008 and 2009 World Boxing Council Boxer of the Year; and 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 The Ring No.1 Pound-for-Pound (year-end). Marquez so far has no record of such similar recognitions.


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