Originally posted by Crazy49er1313:
Originally posted by okdkid:
Marquez was ineffective. He simply couldn't finish. Became hard to watch him in the final few rounds.
Just because he did better than many thought he would does not mean he won. He lost. He faded. Weak punches aren't convincing.
Not true, Manny stepped it up after losing 5 straight round (could have been 6 if you gave round 2 to JMM for his 45 seconds of strong boxing) and fought aggressively, like he should've throughout the fight. Round 11 could've gone to JMM, no way he faded in that round, he was matching manny punch-for-punch that round
I don't agree. But even if I did... that's a lot of "should've" and "could've" for a guy who wanted to be a champion.
Marquez failed to prove he was the undisputed winner. That's what guys who want to take the belt have to do. Incumbent champions don't have that burden. Marquez was outclassed from the 8th-12th. Marquez's footwork went from superb, to average to atrocious. This left him with embarrassingly weak punches, which never really threatened Manny.
Manny unloaded when he connected. That's why he rightfully earned this victory. Marquez put forth a better than expected effort. Just not a winning effort.