Michael Rosenthal

Majority of experts and fans disagree with Pacquiao-Marquez decision

The experts and fans don’t seem to buy the judges’ decision in the Manny PacquiaoJuan Manuel Marquez fight Saturday in Las Vegas.

Six of 12 boxing writers at ringside scored the fight for Marquez, six had it a draw and none had Pacquiao winning, according to a poll conducted by Golden Boy Promotions’ publicist Bill Caplan. Plus, Ron Borges, who covered the fight for RingTV.com, scored it for Marquez. And The Associated Press had it a draw 114-114.

In the current RingTV Poll, almost exactly half (49.9 percent) had Marquez winning, 29.7 scored it for Pacquiao and 17.5 scored it a draw. Another three percent did not declare a winner.

As of 3:30 p.m. PT Sunday, 5,929 had voted in the poll. The question was straight forward: How did you score the Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez fight? And eight options were given: Pacquiao 117-111, Pacquiao 116-112, Pacquiao 115-113, draw 114-114, Marquez 117-111, Marquez 116-112, Marquez 115-113 and other.

Almost one quarter (24.3 percent) of the voters scored it 115-113 for Marquez. A similar percentage (22.3) had Pacquiao winning 115-113.

However, the next highest percentage (20.5) scored it 116-112 for Marquez while 17.5 had it a draw. Only 5.1 percent had Pacquiao winning 116-112.

The officials judges scored it this way: Robert Hoyle 114-114, Dave Moretti 115-113 for Pacquiao and Glenn Trowbridge 116-112 for Pacquiao.

Golden Boy was not involved in the promotion of the fight.

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