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When Pacquiao and Marquez meet in the ring, boxing wins

Two fights, 24 rounds and only one point can seperate Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez. But on a night that combined blood, drama and passionate supporters, everyone came away a winner.

Originally Published: March 16, 2008
By Kieran Mulvaney | Special to ESPN.com

There are times when the stars align perfectly, when the levels of expectation outside the ring are matched and even exceeded by the performance inside it.

When that happens, boxing shows why, on its best nights, there is no sport that can truly touch it for drama or excitement.

Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, when Manny Pacquiao defeated Juan Manuel Marquez by the most razor-thin of margins to add the WBC super featherweight championship to his already padded ...

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