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 Pacquiao-Juan 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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