by Chris LaBate

In a recent interview middleweight king Sergio "Maravilla" Martinez (47-2-2, 26KOs) gave his opinion on fighting two of the pound for pound best in the world, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. If a fight were to take place, at 154, Martinez believes Mayweather would carry the weight better and have the ability to last the distance, while Pacquiao would get knocked out cold.

"I want to show that I am the pound-for-pound best in the world and in order to do that, I have to fight Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao. Mayweather would be a better fight I think because he is physically bigger than Pacquiao and can carry the 154 pounds better than Pacquiao. With Mayweather, I think this would be the most difficult fight of my career and I see it going the distance and being judged on points, but together we would put on a good show," Martinez told John Martinez.

Martinez was not impressed with Pacquiao's recent decision win over Shane Mosley. He doesn't expect the Filipino icon to last the distance if the two of them step in the ring at some point in the future, which probably will never happen because Pacquiao is not going to fight at any weight higher than 150-pounds, and Martinez is not capable of getting down that low.

"He (Pacquiao) didn't show much to me in his last fight with Shane Mosley, which I thought was boring." He added, "Manny Pacquiao is working his business by picking boxers he knows he can beat and are pretty close to retirement. He is picking guys that are easy to beat so when you do this, it isn't hard to be pound-for-pound and if we fought I would beat him by knock out," Martinez said.