Originally Posted by Thickback
This was definitely a great fight and Manny was one solid straight left from ending it. But whats getting lost in the shuffle is the first knock down and when Manny was hurt by another right from JMM. Although Manny's aggression was on a higher level than his last few fights, his overall report card IMO was lower. He wasn't patient and displayed absolutely NO defense what so ever. Not even his typical throw a combo then dip out to the right. If they do a 5th fight and I suspect they will and possibly a 6th, I hope Freddie realizes that Manny needs at least some D to continue at this age.
Exactly. Marquez wasn't even throwing that many punches but he was just landing at will. People who say he fought a great fight think boxing is all about offense apparently. I was not impressed with his defense at all. That 3rd round KD was darn near embarrassing.