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Old 07-02-2009, 05:51 PM
 
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By Mark Vester

The rumors are out there again. A few weeks ago, there were rumors that Floyd Mayweather Jr vs. Juan Manuel Marquez, scheduled to take place at the catch-weight of 143/144-pounds [depending on who you ask], was going to get bumped to the full welterweight limit of 147. The weight changed was disputed by those who are close to the fight. Then the fight got pushed back due to an injury to Mayweather's rib and the new date of September 19 has been locked down.

Mayweather vs Marquez Bumped Up To 147-Pounds? - Boxing News
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Old 07-02-2009, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Back in the gym...Yo Adrian!
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Doesn't surprise me, Floyd wants every advantage he can get. He knows Marquez will do just about anything to seal this fight because it's the biggest purse he'll ever earn.
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Old 07-02-2009, 11:44 PM
 
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Doesn't surprise me, Floyd wants every advantage he can get. He knows Marquez will do just about anything to seal this fight because it's the biggest purse he'll ever earn.
I agree, but is that any different from Pacquio and freddie roach insisting that all of their fights are at a lower weight to gain an advatage, he fought de la hoya at 147, knowing full well that de la hoya is a natural @ 154, same with hatton and same with cotto
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Old 07-04-2009, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Back in the gym...Yo Adrian!
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The difference is DLH didn't need that fight with Manny, it was his ego that signed that fight at 147. There is a difference between a fighter who stays at a certain weight class because that is his ideal class, as opposed to a fighter who calls other fighters out to his class. Manny isn't telling anyone to come get him, but he's smart enough to hold his ground where he belongs. Why should he put himself at a serious disadvantage? All the greats remained in one or two classes through their career...Hagler, Monzon, Griffith, Robinson, Pep, Armstrong, Ortiz and the list goes on.
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Old 08-04-2009, 10:09 AM
 
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I would expect it with mayweather. Well, if he wins in a split decision then he doesn't deserved the title pound for pound for he is a fighting a small marquez far beyond his weight class.. To marquez I will expect his beautiful counter punches would land clean that may send pretty boy to the canvas..
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Old 08-04-2009, 01:39 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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The difference is DLH didn't need that fight with Manny, it was his ego that signed that fight at 147. There is a difference between a fighter who stays at a certain weight class because that is his ideal class, as opposed to a fighter who calls other fighters out to his class. Manny isn't telling anyone to come get him, but he's smart enough to hold his ground where he belongs. Why should he put himself at a serious disadvantage? All the greats remained in one or two classes through their career...Hagler, Monzon, Griffith, Robinson, Pep, Armstrong, Ortiz and the list goes on.
Nobody can talk smack on Manny for which weight class he fights in. He was 106 pounds when he started, now he's fighting around 142, name another top-20 P4P fighter who has gone up in weight more than 33% in his career.
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Old 08-05-2009, 07:26 AM
 
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Not talking trash about Manny, I'm saying when a fighter finds their ideal weight at any given stage of their career, they should stay there and let the competition come to them. Manny doesn't need Floyd to make big money fights, so he shouldn't go up another weight class to fight him. Every fighter peaks at a given weight class, I think Manny is at his peak right now.
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Old 08-05-2009, 09:16 AM
 
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Nobody can talk smack on Manny for which weight class he fights in. He was 106 pounds when he started, now he's fighting around 142, name another top-20 P4P fighter who has gone up in weight more than 33% in his career.


I agree. And judging from his performances from the beginning of his career he had well developed his skills and tactics.. I would still love to see marquez pacquiao fight.. but i cant also wait for the pacman vs pretty boy..

I dont know I just want to see who would be the best fighter..
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Old 08-05-2009, 07:43 PM
 
Location: In the sticks, SC
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The difference is DLH didn't need that fight with Manny, it was his ego that signed that fight at 147. There is a difference between a fighter who stays at a certain weight class because that is his ideal class, as opposed to a fighter who calls other fighters out to his class. Manny isn't telling anyone to come get him, but he's smart enough to hold his ground where he belongs. Why should he put himself at a serious disadvantage? All the greats remained in one or two classes through their career...Hagler, Monzon, Griffith, Robinson, Pep, Armstrong, Ortiz and the list goes on.
Also remember there weren't as many weight classes when Sugar, Willie and Henry were fighting. Now you have 150 gazillion weight classes (light flyweight???) and 200 kazillion belts to haggle over.
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Old 08-05-2009, 07:44 PM
 
Location: In the sticks, SC
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And don't get me started on "cruiserweight"
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