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Floyd Mayweather Jr (PBF) vs Juan Manuel Marquez
MGM Grand Las Vegas, Nevada, September 19, 2009
Dubbed Number One/Numero Uno
Undercard of the event are: Chris John vs. Rocky Juarez, Michael Katsidis vs. Vicente Escobedo and the Zab Judah (which was previously reported to back out but decided later to continue to fight) vs. Antonio Diaz.
Officials for the fight were named. Veteran referee Tony Weeks will be the third man in charge of the match. Burt Clements (Nevada), Dave Moretti (Nevada) and William Lerch (Illinois) will be the judges of the 12-round welterweight bout.
Ticket sales reportedly had been slow for the pay-per-view event, but they should get a significant boost because of the new date. This will be a good test of Mayweather’s marketability. When Mayweather retire last 2007 just at a time when he was becoming a popular fighter in the boxing world. Since he hung up the gloves, there have been a number of big boxing stars that have moved in and taken the place for the number one of them is Manny Pacquiao. "This particular fight did extremely well on ticket sales. Several price categories sold out," Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer told the Associated Press. "When the fight was announced to be postponed, we were over $5.6 million in ticket sales and it was shaping up to be one of the largest non-heavyweight fights in the history of Las Vegas, not involving Oscar. We were ahead of what Pacquiao vs. Hatton did with the same amount of time to promote."
Boxing fans are all excited and their opinions might vary on who's really boxing's No. 1 pound-for-pound champion. Mayweather or Pacquiao?
Marquez will not be dominated in this fight. He will have a good performance. Mayweather fought from super featherweight to light welterweight for the vast majority of his career. He is a small welterweight. Who can compete with somebody like Baldomir and DLH only because of his allusiveness and defensive style. And hes yet to fight any legit threats at welterweight because he fears the risk of fighting somebody big and capable. And he is only a welter because he has swollen up as much as possible. Granted he has acclimated to this body type and is now very natural at 147.
And he is bigger and does have that advantage. I'm not disputing that. It isn't a fight that should be happening and I don't want to see it... at least until Marquez were to make a dent at the weight.
But again, weighing in at 135 against Casamayor and Juan Diaz... Marquez looked to me to be bigger and stronger. Maybe my eyes saw something different than others. I'm not trying to encourage guys like Pacman and JMM fighting at these higher weights when I'd MUCH rather see them at lightweight.
But look at it this way... Pacman destroyed Oscar at welter. Obviously we know what the state of Oscar was at the time. But he annihilated him a half a year after he dominated Forbes. A year and a half after he gave Floyd enough trouble. It's at the point where, while I still think it's a very big size mismatch, most people aren't even giving the size difference between Pacman and Hatton much of a thought at all. Now if you'll recall the fights between Pac and Marquez, Marquez often looked to be stronger and bigger than Pacman. He was the one doing a lot of the pushing and exposed Manny's weaknesses on the back foot.
Guys move up in weight differently. So we have yet to see how Marquez moves up since it's a big jump from lightweight to welter. But based on his size and strength in the last 3 fights, I just don't feel it's as big a mismatch as you guys are painting. But I do think it is a mismatch. Just more along the lines of the ones we see very regularly in the sport. And with Marquez ability's, I just think he can probably hold his own. I could be way off on this one.
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