Sample of Boxing Writers Indicates Preference for Marquez over Pacquiao in 3rd Fight

November 15, 2011

While the Judges scored it a majority decision win for Pacquiao over Marquez with scores of 116-112, 115-113, and 114-114 (draw), Manish Pandya of The Daily Sports Herald scored the bout 115-113 in favor of Marquez.

A quick sample of 50 boxing writers (including the DSH) produced the following results (courtesy of and other online entities):

Pacquaio:  10 out of 50 (20%)
Draw: 13 out of 50 (26%)
Marquez: 27 out of 50 (54%)

For Pacquiao (10)

Steve Busfield, The Guardian: 115-113, Pacquiao
Ace Freeman, Fight Fan: 115-113, Pacquiao
Nick Foxx, 115-113, Pacquiao
Ronald Geronimo, 115-113, Pacquiao
Joseph Herron, Fight Saga: 116-112, Pacquiao
Adam Hirshfield, BleacherReport: 115-113, Pacquiao
Harold Lederman, HBO Sports: 116-112, Pacquiao
Max Parker, Boxing Watchers: 115-113, Pacquiao
Michael David Smith, MMA Fighting: 115-113, Pacquaio
Sean Sullivan, Boxing Digest: 115-114, Pacquiao

Draw (13)

Brian Campbell, ESPN Mobile: 114-114
Steve Carp, Las Vegas Review-Journal: 114-114
Tim Dahlberg, Associated Press: 114-114
Gareth Davies, Telegraph (UK), 114-114
Doug Fisher, The Ring: 114-114
Bryan Graham, Sports Illustrated: 114-114
Kevin Iole, Yahoo!Sports: 114-114
Max Kellerman, HBO Sports: 114-114
Kieran Mulvaney, 114-114
Gary Andrew Poole, Pacquiao biographer, 114-114
Jeff Powe1l, DailyMail (UK), 114-114
Dan Rafael, 114-114
Rick Reeno, 114-114

For Marquez (27)

Bart Barry, 15 Rounds: 117-113, Marquez
Johnny Benz, Doghouse Boxing: 116-112, Marquez
Ron Borges, Boston Herald: 117-112, Marquez
Brent Brookhouse, SB Nation: 115-113, Marquez
Will Cooling, 118-110, Marquez
Mike Coppinger, 115-113, Marquez
Scott Crist, 115-113, Marquez
Blake Driesbach, BleacherReport: 116-112, Marquez
Bill Dwyre, Los Angeles Times: 115-113, Marquez
Norm Frauenheim, 115-113, Marquez
Oli Goldstein, 116-112, Marquez
Matt Hamilton, ES News Reporting: 116-115, Marquez
Jerry Izenberg, Philadelphia Inquirer: 115-114, Marquez
Steve Kim, Maxboxing: 115-113 Marquez
Robert Klemko, USA Today: 115-113, Marquez
Chris Mannix, Sports Illustrated: 116-112, Marquez
Ryan Maquinana, 115-113, Marquez
Manish Pandya, The Daily Sports Herald: 115-113, Marquez
Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times: 115-113, Marquez
Lem Satterfield, 117-111, Marquez
Graham Shaw, Sporting Life: 115-113, Marquez
Tim Smith, New York Daily News: 116-112, Marquez
Ben Thompson, 115-113, Marquez
Nick Tylwalk, Boxing Watchers: 115-113, Marquez
Bob Velin, USA Today: 115-113, Marquez
Earney White, 116-112, Marquez
George Willis, New York Post: 115-113, Marquez

Manish Pandya
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