Saturday, September 19, 2009

Mayweather-Marquez: Battle ofr Number 2

In just a few moments, the FORMER Number 1 Pound for Pound boxer in the world Floyd Mayweather, Jr. will return to the ring once again to battle Mexico’s legitimate Numero Uno fighter Juan Manuel Marquez. The winner of the fight will set up a potential mega-fight with the winner of Pacquiao-Cotto bout in November 14.

Dubbed as Number 1/Numero Uno, sadly, this will be a battle of who is second best fighter in the world, next to Pacquiao. No doubt both men are great in their own right, they both need to beat Pacquiao in a convincing fashion if they want to be really declared number one. That is if Cotto cannot fulfill the task laid before him.
Back to Mayweather-Marquez fight, this will be a slow, tactical fight from the get-go. The reason is that both guys are efficient counterpunchers who prefer to wait rather than initiate an exchange.
But after weighing all the factors, Mayweather seems to have the clear advantage in a lot of aspects – height, reach, hand speed, and defense. Marquez, on the other hand, is no pushover as he has proven time and again that he can adjust to the styles of his opponents and make the necessary changes in the middle and later rounds.
Will ring rust affect Mayweather’s overall performance? Will there any be ring rust at all? Will Marquez’s age show and the wear and tear he got from his wars surface? Will his ring generalship carry him through and deliver one of boxing’s greatest upset?
The world will know in a matter of moments.

PS I have a new blog, the Boxing Equipment Guru. Please check it out. Still new, so needs some tweaking to do.