Boxing

 
                      === Marquez knocks out Pacquiao ===
 
 Las  Vegas, NV  (Sports Network) - The fourth bout between Juan Manuel Marquez
 and Manny Pacquiao finally produced a no-doubt-about-it outcome.
 
 A  battered  and bloody Marquez  pulled off a stunning knockout of Pacquiao in
 the closing  seconds  of the  sixth round  Saturday night at  the MGM Grand
 Garden Arena.
 
 The 39-year-old Mexican sent Pacquiao to the canvas with a right hand with one
 second  left in  the round. Pacquiao fell face down after absorbing the direct
 blow  to the bridge of his nose and remained motionless for several minutes as
 a  jubilant Marquez  (55-6-1) celebrated  the  first definitive  victory in  a
 series that dates back to 2004.
 
 The first fight ended in a draw, then Marquez went on to lose a split decision
 in 2008 and drop a majority decision in November 2011.
 
 For  the  first time, Marquez  felled Pacquiao  (54-5-2) with a solid overhand
 right  in  the third round.  But Pacquiao evened  the knockdown count in round
 five and looked to finish Marquez, who was bleeding from the nose.
 
 Marquez   survived  the  33-year-old  Filipino's  attack  before  scoring  the
 knockout.
 
 On  the undercard, IBF lightweight champion Miguel Vazquez (33-3) retained his
 belt with a unanimous decision over Mercito Gesta (26-1-1).
 
 
 
 
 
 12/09 01:52:46 ET

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