Originally Posted by DavetheSlave
Alvarez and Martinez are to Mayweather now what Cotto and Margarito were circa 2007.
I've gotta respectfully disagree with you on that one, Dave. I don’t believe you can duck a man that’s not in your division, i know Floyd's fought at 154, but against career welterweights and he's clearly not the same up there. it's not his divison. Saying Floyd is 'ducking' Martinez is like saying Marvin Hagler ducked Michael Spinks. Martinez is a damn middlweight who walks around at close to 180lbs. I don't think he could ever make light middlweight again without seriously hindering himself. I don't think he's been able to make it for a couple of years, because of the muscle mass he's put on since the Pavlik fight.
It'd be cool of Floyd fought Alvarez, but i don't think we could classify that as a duck either, if he didn't fight him.