Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Sacramento, CA
Total Points: 344,732,974,344,171.62
All this talk about 140, 147, and catch weights is ridiculous. That's all in the past.
Manny was comfortable at 147 and offered the fight to Marquez at the time. Pacquiao was under no obligation to make the fight more difficult for himself by going down to 140. It was up to Marquez to take it or leave it at 147.
In the present however, since Marquez is dictating the terms, I feel he's probably in his right to start negotiating pay and weight. I could imagine Marquez either getting a bigger purse at 147 or a smaller one after negotiations at 140.