Originally Posted by SweetHome_Bama
No one said PEDs develop skills but they definitely aid in developing power and stamina.
Marquez fought with more power than he ever had in his career.
His punches in the last fight hurt Manny harder than he was able to ever hurt Manny previously and with the same damn punches and counters. LOL.
Marquez obviously got a tremendous increase in power, why deny it?
No one is denying anything but power, as previously stated, isn't solely developed through PEDs. What PEDs give are noticeable improvement in stamina, recovery and conditioning. Clearly in this fight Marquez wasn't as fast as he was in the third fight, which is a clear indication that his training this time around was clearly based on power and that took away some speed. Nothing out of the ordinary here and let's face it, this isn't the first time Marquez hurt/rocked Pacquiao, only to a greater extent because of his weight lifting(which explains the bigger muscular shoulders). Marquez, clearly, wanted a knockout in this fight, you could clearly see that this is what he trained for especially when he suffered a broken nose, cuts and broken nose. In all three fights, when did Marquez open up as often as he did in this fight?
PEDs have nothing to do with this, he barely looked supernatural and was actually losing/lost and confused the first two rounds from Pacquiao's head movement. I was far more impressed with Pacquiao's performance, even after the knockout, than Marquez. That's hardly an example of someone on serious PEDs.