Juan Manuel Marquez hit Pacquiao with a right-handed bomb with one second remaining in the sixth round of their much-hyped, much-anticipated fourth fight. Pacquiao, ahead on all three judges’ cards, went down face first and stayed down long enough to not only lose the fight, but cause temporary concern for his health. Pacquiao was out cold for perhaps a minute.
Now, depending on who is a fan of whom, history will either say that Marquez was, in the end, the better fighter, or that these were two of the most closely matched, in skill and desire, boxers of all time.
Or, as promoter Bob Arum said afterward, “A fifth fight? Why not?”