Before the Morales trilogy, Pacquiao had a titanic 2004 war with another Mexican, Juan Marquez, with the world featherweight title on the line. Pacquiao knocked Marquez down three times, but the Mexican came back to apparently outpoint the Filipino in the other rounds. In a controversial decision, the judges declared the fight a draw. Four years later, in a rematch that also went the distance, shown above, each fighter ended the fight believing he had won. The judges produced a split decision — giving the win to Pacquiao, who took the super-featherweight title.
- The Kid from General Santos City
- Epic Combat: The Morales Trilogy
- The Other Epic: Drawing Marquez
- Defeating the Legend: Oscar De La Hoya
- The Champion’s Trophies
- The Victor’s Spoils
- Home of the Conquering Hero
- Can Adulation Turn into Political Power?
- Sowing the Seeds
- With Coach Freddie in the Ring
- The Best Pound-for-Pound Fighter in the World