Originally Posted by SJS19
Skill wins elite Boxing matches. Anyone who doesn't think so should find another sport.
If muscle won fights then Jeff Lacy would be the GOAT.
Its somehow simplification, if the skill ALONE wins then Marquez
would be OFFICIALLY 4-0 vs PAC.
You did not assume here that the other boxer has his own skills.
Marquez skill was enough to get him to the point where he is now.
But his skill was not enough to get a nod in three previous fights with PAC
not even his skill was impressive enough to get pass Chris John
and he was just barely beating OLD Barrera, not mentioning
all the schooling he got from Floyd.
So skill alone is enough when you fight unskilled opponent,
but when you fight someone as skilled as you, then you need
other advantages in the pocket. Additional pop was a good choice
vs PAC, that would probably be enough to knock out Chris John as well but
that probably would not work vs Mayweather, simply Marquez style is wrong vs
Maywether, he is not aggressive enough to capitalize with his style and muscles.