November 12, 2011. Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao defeated Juan Manuel Marquez via majority decision at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, NV, to retain his WBO Welterweight Championship. The bout was shrouded in controversy, as Pacquiao and Marquez had a close fight in the ring. A fourth fight between the two in May 2012 is being discussed.
This is Pacquiao’s second win over Marquez, both via decision. They fought to a draw on their first encounter. Pacquiao improves his boxing record to 54-3-2, while Marquez goes down to 53-6-1.
Also on the Covers:
- Pres. Benigno Aquino III, US Pres. Barack Obama and US First Lady Michelle Obama had a photo-op at the opening dinner of the APEC Summit in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. P-Noy congratulated Pacquiao in a speech after the latter’s victory.
Front Pages 2011 is Pinoy Index’s way of looking back at notable events of 2011, as presented on the front page of the three leading broadsheet newspapers in the country: the Manila Bulletin, the Philippine Daily Inquirer, and the Philippine Star.