Originally Posted by Ahurath
Well he looked amazing until he was hit with a perfect flush counter punch and was knocked out cold.
So he was doing nearly everything right upon that moment when he got caught.
People keep saying he looked amazing up to the knock out, but actually no, I don't think he did. He looked good cos he was allowed to look so by Marquez. Marquez was not there to box, let's get that straight. He was looking for the KO, he was more flat footed and was looking for big shots, that was clear. That of course allowed Manny to be more competitive this time round and have some success. Marquez was setting him up and was prepared to out punch a marauding come forward Manny.
Marquez could have back peddled and boxed Pacman, but he knew there was no point in leaving this for the judges. He trained for the KO, it was all about power punching, this was a Marquez who was coming to destroy his opponent. Look at where his right hands were coming from, look at the first knock down too. He was prepared to risk being caught himself if it meant he gave himself a chance to land the KO punch.
Manny looking good was more down to Marquez, his balance was still awful, look closely, he was circling in to Marquez right hand too, and there was very little thought in his style. His legs were not that quick either. Lack of conditioning could well have been a factor but Marquez was just brought with him a high risk strategy and it paid paid off.