Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Juan Diaz: Live Round-by-Round Updates
FanHouse has a Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Juan Diaz live blog for round-by-round updates for one of the biggest boxing fights of the year.
The main event will start a little after 11:30PM ET. Check out our Marquez vs. Diaz 2 results page to find out what happened on the undercard.
In February of 2009, Marquez (50-5-1, 37 knockouts) came from behind to score a ninth-round knockout of Diaz in their first meeting, which wound up being chosen the Fight of the Year by the Boxing Writers' Association of America. Marquez's WBO and WBA titles are on the line.
Marquez vs. Diaz live blog: Refresh this page often for minute-by-minute updates.
Judges: Jerry Roth (116-112), Glenn Trowbridge (118-110), Patricia Morse Jarman (117-111), all for Marquez, who wins by 12-round unanimous decision.
FanHouse has it 118-110, for Marquez
Referee: Vik Drakulich
Round 1: Diaz came out jabbing, Marquez, punching around him. The crowd chanted 'Mexico!' Marquez reaches successfully with two jabs, Diaz, with a quadruple left hook. Marquez came over the top with a right hand and then dug a left to the body. Marquez won an exchange with a left-right, left to the body. The crowd chants Marquez's name. Marquez digs a left uppercut. Marquez lands a five-punch combination. Marquez lands a hard left hand, but Diaz lands his own left hand. Diaz comes with a left right. Diaz lands another right. Marquez's round, 10-9.
Round 2: Diaz lands an early right hand to the jaw. Marquez fires a counterleft hook. Marquez gets in two left hands. Marquez digs a left to the body. Diaz wins a battle of jabs, three to one. There is swelling under Marquez's right eye. Diaz lands a left hook. Diaz triples up on the jab. Marquez fires an up-jab. Diaz comes with a counter left hand. Marquez lands a left hook and then an uppercut. Diaz's round, 10-9; Even, 19-19.
Round 3: They take ring center again, neither giving ground. Diaz jabs effectively for a stretch. Marquez lands three times tothe body. Diaz blocks three punches well. Diaz doubles up and lands both jabs. Diaz lands three more jabs. Diaz lands a left uppercut. Diaz fires two separate three-punch combinations. The crowd chants 'USA!' Diaz hooks well and moves away. Marquez lands a left hook. Diaz's round, 10-9; Diaz, 29-28.
Round 4: Diaz is boxing much better. Marquez, however, digs a right to the body and then another to the head. Diaz circles left and continues to jab. Diaz hooks, but takes a counter left uppercut that hurts him. And then, another. Marquez steps in and hurts Diaz with a right, and then, another left uppercut. Diaz backs off. The crowd chants Marquez's name. Marquez lands a lead right and a left. Diaz lands a nice jab, but takes a left. Marquez lands a left right left. Marquez's round, 10-9; even 38-38.
Round 5: Marquez stick the jab that sprays sweat from Diaz's head. Marquez lands a lead right. Marquez lands a jab. The swelling continues beneath Marquez's right eye. Marquez lands that hard left uppercut. Marquez doubles up on the jab and follows up with the right. Marquez sticks another nice jab. Marquez lands and hurts Diaz with a big right and takes a left. Marquez fires and lands a hard right. Marquez's round, 10-9; Marquez, 48-47.
Round 6: Marquez's right side of his face is really swelling. Marquez digs to the body. The crowd chants 'Mexico!' Marquez has Diaz retreating and being relatively inactive. Marquez digs to the body with a left. They trade left hooks. Diaz is back to jabbing. Marquez lands a hard right hand. Marquez connects with a hook and wins a subsequent exchange. Marquez lands a big left followed by a right hand. Marquez's round, 10-9; Marquez, 58-56.
Round 7: Marquez throws a double-left hook. Diaz comes forward, but is reaching. Marquez digs a right hand to the body. Diaz takes a right, left, right, left combination. Another three-punch combination by Marquez ends with a right hand. Marquez doubles up on the left hook well to the jaw. Seven-punch combination by Marquez, who takes a big left hand from Diaz. Diaz is trying to figure out how to regain lost momentum. Marquez lands a left before the bell. Marquez's round, 10-9; Marquez, 68-65, Marquez.
Round 8: Two right hands land immediately by Marquez. Marquez grazes with a double-jab. Another jab to Diaz's belly. Two more jabs to Diaz's head. Marquez lands a left hand and a right cross. Marquez fires a long right to the body. Marquez lands a left, right, left. Diaz is trying to resurrect his jab. The crowd chants Marquez's name. Marquez wins an exchange, four punches to one. Marquez's round, 10-9; Marquez, 78-74.
Round 9: Marquez jabs effectively. Marquez chases off Diaz with a left, right, left to the head -- all uppercuts. Two big right hands land for Marquez. Another, followed by a left, hurt Diaz. Marquez hurts Diaz again with a series of punches, starting with a left hand. Marquez digs two right uppercuts to the jaw. Diaz is maintaining his distance and on his toes. Marquez pursues behind his jab. Marquez's round, 10-9; Marquez, 88-83.
Round 10: Diaz's face has become cherry red from damage inflicted. Marquez's right eye continues to swell beneath. Diaz still is fighting from a distance. Diaz stumbles slightly after taking a short left uppercut. Diaz gets the better of an exchange. Marquez lands a solid left to the body and moves away. Diaz lands two nice jabs. Diaz lands a hard right coming forward. Marquez fires and connects with two jabs. Marquez's round, 10-9; Marquez, 98-92.
Round 11: Diaz is fighting with more of a sense of urgency, coming forward. He rattles Marquez with a hard right to the temple. Marquez digs an uppercut to the chin. Marquez jabs three times and lands another left uppercut. Diaz fires and lands two jabs. Marquez fires three jabs and a right. Marquez is countering well as Diaz comes forward. Marquez round, 10-9; Marquez, 108-101.
Round 12: Marquez fires seven jabs to hold off Diaz early. Marquez, fighting in retreat, takes a left but gives as good as he gets. Marquez jabs four times and wins a subsequent exchange. Diaz lands to the body and then sends a right to Marquez's head. Marquez lands two hard left hands but takes a big right. Diaz misses two right hands and a third. Marquez comes back with a counter left. The two fighters continue slugging after the bell. Marquez's round, 10-9; Marquez, 118-110.
FanHouse has it 118-110, for Marquez