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Juan Manuel Marquez Vs Michael Katsidis: The Manny Pacquiao Sweepstakes Winner Results

By Geno McGahee

Huge Upset

Jason Litzau, 28-2, 21 KO’s, pulled a major upset, outworking Celestino Caballero, 34-3, 23 KO’s, en route to a split decision win by scores of 97-93, 96-94, and 94-96.  Litzau, a 13-1 underdog, fought with heart and ambition and kept coming forward, landing the more effective shots and bullying Caballero around the ring.  Prior to the fight, Caballero dismissed Litzau and took him very lightly and paid dearly for it.  This is a great win for Litzau and it shows why boxing is the best sport in the world.  Will over skill was the story of this fight.

Berto Destroys Overmatched Foe

Andre Berto, 27-0, 21 KO’s, defended his WBC Welterweight Title with the destruction of the completely overmatched (as all Berto opponents are) opponent in Freddy Hernandez, 29-2, 20 KO’s.  It happened quickly at 2 minutes 7 seconds of the very first round.  Hernandez was brought in to lose and he did his job.  HBO and the fans demand more than a Freddy Herrnandez, and if Manny Pacquiao selects him as the next in line, Berto will be making a astronomical jump in class. 

Marquez fends off game Katsidis

Juan Manuel Marquez, 52-5-1, 38 KO’s, survived a scare, climbing off the canvas from a left hook to batter and beat Michael Katsidis, 27-3, 21 KO’s, defending his WBA Super Lightweight Title by ninth round stoppage.  It was an all out war from the opening bell with Marquez using his superior skill to outland the always dangerous and motivated Katsidis. 

As the rounds went on, Katsidis began to tire and Marquez sensed it and put on the pressure, battering him with combinations and vicious uppercuts, convincing the referee to stop it with the gutsy Katsidis on his feet, willing to continue.  A great fight!

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