It doesn’t matter what weight these guys fought at. Floyd would still have the speed advantage and is the best defensive fighter in boxing today. He still wouldn’t get caught by Marquez.
Pacman would suffer the same fate since he has trouble with counter punchers (like Marquez) and Floyd’s an even better counter puncher than Marquez.
Also, don’t forget this is Floyd’s first fight in 2 years. He looked like he never missed a beat.
Marquez is nearly the same exact fighter as Pac, just the orthodox version. About the same speed, power, size, and skill.
With Floyd doing that to Marquez, I don’t think there’s any question that Mayweather would demolish Pacman, especially if that fight took place at 147.
The only way Floyd could get beaten would be if he dropped that handspeed. It was still there in spades- leading with hooks (which very few can do), not even needing to bring the straight right out as much as in past fights… it was incredible.
If he beats Pacquaio and Shane Mosley, and perhaps Cotto or Clottey, he has to be in the middle of everyone’s Top 10 of all time. [/quote]
C’mon Irish, you think Marquez is the same exact fighter as Pac, but an orthodox version? Pac has much, much better speed and power than Marquez at 140’s. But Marquez completely outshines Pac as a counter puncher. You’re comparing two completely different fighters with different styles. Your hatred for Pac clouds your judgment. I guess Marquez would have KO’d Hatton in 2 rounds too.
I’ll say it again, Floyd is a fighter with skills you just can’t teach. He is pound for pound until proven otherwise. If and when Pac fights Floyd, I’m hoping Pac catches Floyd on his chin because he does have the power to KO him. But the gambler in me says Floyd has the better chance of a KO because Pac will be coming forward so Floyd will have that opening to throw his right hand, a southpaw killer, in the words of Teddy Atlas.