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Old 12-09-2012, 12:59 PM   #54
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Default Re: Thoughts on the Pacquiao/Marquaz fight

Originally Posted by lora View Post
Same thing here for winner and victor.This was a personal triumph for Marquez-aka Ali Frazier 3-, but even going in it was hardly the kind of fight that was going to have anyone reassessing either fighter to any great extent regardless of the outcome imo.If it was Marquez KO'ing some much younger really good prime fighter then yeah, but we already know the score with these guys when they were at their best.One of them finally getting a clear win with both having shown signs of decline for years isn't THAT big a deal for judging either one imo, though as boxed says we probably need to wait a while and see what happens next.Now if something like this had happened in the 2nd fight....
Fair assessment.

To be clear I'm not saying we should view Marquez as some kind of H2H monster from now on.
And personally, I'm more interested in H2H rankings.

But in terms of resume it is a big victory and it will improve Marquez' legacy in the eyes of the general boxing public.
Even though both fighters have declined significantly, Pac is dependent on his physical attributes, Marquez aged better, etc.

Still not enough to surpass Lopez, of course.
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