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Styles make fights, this was a really bad matchup for Marquez. Both of them are counter punchers so one of them was going to have to lead. Marquez did, and Floyd picked him apart. Once Floyd figures you out, he just walks you down and stands in front of you and thats what he did to JMM. They are in many ways the same fighter, but Floyd will sit down on a counter shot and Marquez will counter with combinations. And Floyd is much faster and was much bigger in that fight. Really bad matchup for Marquez and also evidence why Pacman would have never touched Mayweather.
Edit: Also, none of the combinations JMM was throwing were landing at all, not the second third or 4th punches. When a guy is standing right in front of you and you cant hit him it frustrates most fighters. Most guys will quit. ie Zab Judah To Marquez credit, he kept fighting the whole time and thats the only reason he wasnt stopped. That combined with the fact that Floyd wont press for a stoppage and put himself at risk.
Last edited by sauld420; 12-20-2012 at 12:26 PM.