Originally Posted by mathed
Don't know about that. I distinctly recall Ariza claiming that not even God himself could help Marquez and Roach predicting a vicious KO inside of 5 rounds heading into that fight. There were even a ton of people on this forum claiming Marquez should retire and save himself a beat down....very few people gave him a chance in hell.
Not for the fourth fight man. Roach said numerous times he advised against it.
The betting odds were close. Pac was a small favorite compared to his normal 7-1 odds or whatever. Tons of people predicted a Marquez win, myself included although I'm sure everyone was shocked by the brutality of the punch that ended it.
The general consensus was Pac was a bit on the decline and Marquez has always been an incredibly tough match up for Pac.