Originally Posted by mathed
Martinez fights on the inside, outside, has excellent countering abilities and can beat any style of boxer. Pac's team carefully guided Pac away from boxer types in favor of fighting sluggers who would trade with him because Pac doesn't look good against that type of fighter.
Martinez beat an undefeated Dzinziruk using nothing more than a jab which was Dzinriruk's best weapon. He took on the much taller Paul Williams on two week's notice and beat him to a pulp but since he wasn't the big name, they gave it to Williams. In the rematch though, it only took Martinez two rounds to adapt and lay Williams out cold......Pac never did that with Marquez, in fact he actually regressed in every rematch he had with JMM....instead of adapting and getting better, he slipped more and more in every fight because JMM was just better at adapting than Pac is.
See this is why I appreciate the likes of Sergio in the ring...he can adjust to nearly any fighting style as he has done by fighting the likes of Williams, Dzinziruk, Chavez Jr., and Pavlik...And on top of that, he can either crack his opponent with one shot or shoot a combo to the body and head and dip out of the pocket...
As far as a fight between him and Cotto possibly happening....no way...Cotto is better off going after Canelo...if he beat Trout then Canelo would be fighting him instead of Austin anyway...