Marquez: Memo Would Have Helped With Mayweather Fight

By Miguel Rivera and Rene Umanzor

When Juan Manuel Marquez moved up to the welterweight division in 2009 to challenge Floyd Mayweather Jr., he claims that he didn't train properly and put on the "wrong kind of weight" and it made him slow, sluggish and the power wasn't there. He weighed in at 142-pounds, but his body and power wasn't as impressive as it appeared for his last two stints at 147.

Prior to last year's third meeting with Manny Pacquiao, Marquez started working with conditioning coach Angel "Memo" Heredia. Marquez, also coming in at 142 for that match, looked stronger and handled the weight a lot better. For the fourth meeting with Pacquiao, on December 8th, he looked to be in even better shape with a ripped and muscular 143-pound body. He used that power to knock Pacquiao down in the third and scored a sensational one-punch knockout in the sixth round.

With Memo by his side, he says the Mayweather fight would have been very different.

"Things would have been very different. I wasn't doing the right things [in training]. [Memo] has helped me a lot and I'm doing a lot of different things that I was never doing before. We worked very, very hard. I think so, yes, things would have been very different," Marquez said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Reloaded on 12-24-2012

[QUOTE=AVDB;12851745]Intense? You mean more powerful. Why can't you admit he looks like hit harder?In his three previous fights with PAC, Marquez wasn't the harder hitter of the two.[/QUOTE] His earlier fights he didnt try to sit down on his punches…

Comment by Reloaded on 12-24-2012

[QUOTE=richardt;12849086]Mayweather would have about a 1 in 100 thousand chance of walking into a right hand with his hands down, face forward and getting caught like that. Marquez could make a rematch slighly more interesting but the styles don't work…

Comment by AVDB on 12-24-2012

[QUOTE=Sugar Q;12846875]Same dude just a tad bit more [B]intense[/B] which to me spells his doom against Floyd. The smarter Marquez went the distance but the more aggressive Marquez would get stopped!!![/QUOTE] Intense? You mean more powerful. Why can't you admit…

Comment by richardt on 12-23-2012

Mayweather would have about a 1 in 100 thousand chance of walking into a right hand with his hands down, face forward and getting caught like that. Marquez could make a rematch slighly more interesting but the styles don't work…

Comment by Muscles72 on 12-23-2012

Memo would have definitely helped him not sure if the outcome would mean a win for marquez cause mayweather's style is all wrong for marquez he dose'nt attack and that's when marquez is better when his opponent attacks but mayweather…

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