Originally Posted by Miguel
Look, he lost for so many reasons...
1- Styles make fights. Marquez had to be the aggressor because with Mayweather's reach he had to get inside to win, therefore had to be the aggressor and go totally against his main strength
2 - He couldn't handle the weight gain,he looked soft and big coming up 2 divisions...after that he fought at 140 adn 147 far more regularly and his third fight with Pacquiao was at 144...so he had time to train and his body was far more used to the weight
3 - Mayweather, who goes on about catchweights agreed a 144 catchweight with the much smaller Marquez, then comes in at 146 compared to 142 - the difference on fight night was much bigger
So it's pointless talking about it. Marquez and Pacquiao are the same size, who have fought in the smae divisions. Mayweather is a natural welterweight, perhaps even a slightly big welterweight. Marquez and Pacquiao are natural lightweights. Pacquiao walks around at 138, he has to eat 7 times a day just to gain weight before fights.
This time around Marquez will be 40 and know that he will stick to being the counterpuncher and let Floyd come to him. Since he will be 40, he will be able to handle the weight better and be stronger than ever before. Again Floyd shouldn't have done it but f it, Floyd a G and could do whatever he wants. Marquez won't fall for it this time so if Floyd stayed G and did it again, Marquez may not fall for it.
It isn't pointless to talk about it. Everyone see's that Marquez naturally gets bigger and stronger with age so it concludes that he was too young when he fought Floyd. But now that he's older and stronger and more used to the division, he would be able to do at least a better job in a losing effort. People say Marquez's only real loss is against Floyd, and it was a shut out, wouldn't Marquez want to give it another go being older and stronger? And Floyd is NOT a big welterweight, he doesn't even break 150 so what are you talking about. Floyd a G