Yesterday Mexican boxer Manual Marquez defeated Australian Michael Katsidis to retain his lightweight world title and is already looking forward to his next fight.
The lightweight world title match was fought before an enthusiastic crowd of 5,000 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Marquez landed 327 punches to Katsidis’ 194 before the referee stopped the fight in the ninth round.
Marquez is set to fight Philippine fighting superstar Manny Pacquiao, they fought each other in 2004 and 2008; one fight was a draw and the other a split decision. What is not known is if Pacquiao deems Marquez enough of a competitor to leave his congressional post in the Philippine’s.