Mayweather outboxes Marquez, stays undefeated
The decision was unanimous. Mayweather started off slow, but picked up the pace and dominated in the end. He was way too fast for Juan Manuel Marquez, who tried everything to break Mayweather but his defense was solid.
At the end of the day, Floyd Mayweather Jr’s record remains spotless at 40-0. Only one other guy stands in his way and that is the current pound-for-pound king, Manny Pacquiao, who already fought with Marquez twice. The first fight they had ended in a draw, while the second fight ended in a split decision favoring Pacquiao. In HBO’s 24/7, Marquez boasted that in his mind he won, and that Pacquiao knew that.
Unless a fight between Sugar Shane Moseley and Pacquiao or Mayweather happens, that could very well be Mayweather’s next big bout.
Provided that Manny Pacquiao wins against Miguel Angelo Cotto in his next fight, we may see a battle that would decide, once and for all, who should be hailed as the pound-for-pound king. Mayweather will have a huge physical advantage, having a reach that is 5 inches longer than Manny’s, aside from being a whole lot heavier. Manny in his last fight with Ricky Hatton weighed in at 138 lbs, while Mayweather weighed in at 146 lbs.
Now that would be the fight of the century.