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Old 09-20-2010, 04:06 PM   #67
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Default Re: Do you consider Juan Manuel Marquez to be an ATG

Originally Posted by PowerPuncher View Post
While tongue in cheek I think this is indicative of the classic forum's attitude of 'If an old time fighter has a close fight or loses, so what they're old and great and that opponent was tough as hell' and when a modern fighter does the same 'see they couldn't hang with those old timers'
lora isn't guilty of that, to be fair.

I agree with you, kinda, where Casamayor is concerned though. It's true he was beaten by Santa Cruz, but he basically turned back the clock against Katsidis, and he looked goodish against Marquez. Marquez, of course, became the first man to knock him out in his first fight at the weight. Whatever else he was, Casamayor certainly wasn't the easiest fight Marquez could have made at the weight.
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