Paquiao defeats Marquez amidst controversy

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Manny Paquiao defeated Juan Manuel Marquez by majority decision after an even 12-round fight at MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas, CNN reports. Controversy

According to the judges Paquiao won, but the crowd clearly wasn't about of this majority.

The Associated Press reports that post-decision the arena was filled with boos and some spectators even threw cans and bottles in protest.

The result was extremely close with Paquiao winning by only 6 points total. For perspective, the overall score was 345-339 in favor of Paquiao.

Along with the crowd, Marquez disagreed with the decision and left the ring early.

"This was the second robbery and this one was the worst," Marquez said. "We won with clearer punches."

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