Pacquiao vs Marquez fight on Nov. 12 in Las Vegas. Instant replay is the replaying of video footage of an event or incident in a sport event very soon after it has occurred.
Now, it is boxing’s turn to make use of the technology. In essence, the use of instant replay will help determine whether an injury obtained by a fighter was caused by an illegal blow from his opponent. The referee shall then decide whether that blow was intentional or accidental.
If the illegal blow was deemed intentional, the erring fighter loses via disqualification. In case of an accidental blow, the referee shall determine whether the injured fighter is fit to continue.
Pacquiao vs Marquez have figured in two close bouts – the first one ending in a controversial draw in 2004 and the other seeing a highly disputed split-decision victory for the Filipino in 2008.