Who could have stopped / KO'd Juan Manuel Marquez?

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  1. Flo_Raiden

    Flo_Raiden Boxing Addict Full Member

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    It's still amazing to see the amount of times JMM has been dropped, stunned, and almost to the brink of getting stopped. And yet in his entire career he was never stopped in a fight and has only lost by decision. Says a lot about his chin, heart, and recuperative skills. What fighters of the past (FW, SFW, LW, WW) could you have seen pulling off a stoppage or even a KO win over JMM?

    The only fighters I can see having the best chance at beating JMM by stoppage are big WWs such as SRL, Hearns, Trinidad.
     
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  2. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft The Cobra Will Always Bite Back... Full Member

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    A lot of WWs.
    Pryor, Chavez, Tszyu, Fuji, Napoles
    Duran, Williams, Bobcat, Mancini, Arguello
    Saddler, Sanchez?

    Just a few names, Pacquiao could bang, but was at a stylistic disadvantage. Also, Pacquiao probably would've stopped him in the first if it happened this year.
     
  3. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond Ridin' the rails Full Member

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    I'd pick Armstrong and Saddler to stop him at 126. Quite a few more at higher weights.

    People like Sanchez would just outbox Marquez at the lower weights.
     
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    BoxingDialogue Active Member Full Member

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    What made it even more impressive is he never ever initiated a clinch. Not even when he was hurt. I don’t think anyone from 126 to 135 stop Marquez.
     
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    robert ungurean Богдан Full Member

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    WW yes LW yes but less. I think he can hang at the lower weight classes more natural for him. Hes as tough and determined as they get.
     
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    ChrisJS Active Member Full Member

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    He had incredible heart and recovery powers. Very mentally strong. Tough to see him being stopped under 135.
     
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  7. tinman

    tinman Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Pacquiao and yes I'm being serious. He was almost stopped in the 1st round at 126.

    He was saved by the bell and could have been stopped in the 3rd round at 130.

    Obviously more times than not Pac wouldn't stop Marquez. But JMM was close to being stopped by Pac multiple times.
     
  8. The Morlocks

    The Morlocks Boxing Addict Full Member

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    He was on the verge of being stopped in fight 4. Mr. ACNEONMYBack ped would have been. CHEATER
     
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  9. Flo_Raiden

    Flo_Raiden Boxing Addict Full Member

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    But that's the thing though. Pac had opportunities to stop JMM but just wasn't able to get the job done every time they met. Granted if there was a different ref for the first fight chances are that fight might have been stopped in the first round, but it would have robbed us of a great fight and a great rivalry that made both fighters ATGs.
    JMM not getting stopped by Pac in any of their fights was a mixture of his toughness, fighting spirit, and a bit of luck as well.
     
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    BundiniBlack Active Member Full Member

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  11. The Morlocks

    The Morlocks Boxing Addict Full Member

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    And a whole bunch of PEDs that final fight. CHEATER!!!!!!
     
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  12. ChrisJS

    ChrisJS Active Member Full Member

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    Pacquaio has acne too. When suspicions were raised by Pacquaio team he said he’d do the testing if Pacquaio did the same and then the crickets emerged.

    Not gonna deny Marquez became suspect around 2011/2012 but people conveniently forget Pacquaio was equally suspect and for far longer.
     
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    Brixton Bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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  14. Flo_Raiden

    Flo_Raiden Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I think JMM would have outboxed Naz silly in all honesty.
     
  15. PhillyPhan69

    PhillyPhan69 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    In the 12 round era rule set I am not sure I would pick any/many to stop him. Had he fought in the 15 round era I don’t have enough to base a pick on, but the odds of him being stopped increase.
     
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