If PRIME Rafael Marquez was around today, would he BEAT all 118-122s?

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  1. El Chicano

    El Chicano Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Dude was UNDERRATED & A BEAST

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    Inoue
    Nery
    Donaore
    Rungvisai
    Tete

    122
    Dogboe
    Navaratte
    Rigo
    Romam
     
  2. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Nash Equilibrium Debunker Staff Member

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    Beats all without a doubt, except for Inoue and Wangek.
     
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  3. WhataRock

    WhataRock Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    And he would be called a weight bully.
     
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  4. KO Artist

    KO Artist Member Full Member

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    Inoue would be a great action fight just like Manny.
    He doesn't beat Rigo though
     
  5. DON1

    DON1 ICEMAN Full Member

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    Beats them all bar Rigo.
     
  6. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    No. The chance of Rafael Marquez fighting all of those guys and winning each time is close to zero.
     
  7. Flo_Raiden

    Flo_Raiden Boxing Addict Full Member

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    He beats everyone except Inoue. Rigo is 50/50. The man was a real blood and guts warrior, although defensively flawed with a shaky chin. But a helluva puncher.
     
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  8. Paranoid Android

    Paranoid Android Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Loses to Inoue and Rigondeaux.
     
  9. Pimp C

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    Arguably beats them all. I remember when he was considered the better brother.
     
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  10. dangerousity

    dangerousity Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Doubt he beats Rigo, although his power was an equalizer.
     
  11. Rock0052

    Rock0052 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I'd have paid good money for Rafa vs SRR. Instant FOTY favorite and toss up for me.

    Inoue and Rigo, I'd have favored over him.

    The rest, I'd have Rafa as a varying degree of favorite.

    Like Pimp, I remember when he was considered the better Marquez.
     
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  12. Flo_Raiden

    Flo_Raiden Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Out of curiosity, when did people consider Rafael better than JMM? JMM certainly aged better while Rafael got the prime beat out of him by Vazquez.
     
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  13. dangerousity

    dangerousity Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Rafa-Donaire would have been interesting. Bombs away.
     
  14. Paranoid Android

    Paranoid Android Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Never. The OP is an ankle grabber.
     
  15. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Nash Equilibrium Debunker Staff Member

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    Eh, no, he isn't entirely wrong. Before the Izzy trilogy, when the brothers were co-featuring on Showtime, a lot of people considered Juan a very good fighter but his biggest moment was still the Pacquiao I draw, in which he got dribbled off the canvas. He wasn't viewed as division kingpin material, whereas Rafa was seen as maybe an emerging top 5 ATG bantam.
     
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