Cinemas, hotels, public parks and even army bases across the Philippines fell silent on as Pacquiao, the only boxer to win world titles in eight weight divisions, tasted his second straight defeat this year.
“I’m so shocked, I can’t believe it when Manny was ahead on points,” barber Pedro Varela told Reuters after watching the fight at a cinema in a Manila shopping mall.
“It was a good fight, Manny gave it all. He was impressive, It was one lucky punch from Marquez.”
The 39-year-old Marquez, who had lost twice and drawn once in their three previous meetings, sent Pacquiao crashing to the canvas with a stinging right hand with a second left in the sixth round of their non-title welterweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Social media sites were abuzz after the fight, with fans praising both fighters while there was also outpourings of disbelief that Pacquiao lost.