Juan Manuel Marquez placed Manny pacquiao above Floyd Mayweather Jr in his personal ranking of historical boxers.
“Mayweather He applies the tactic of not being hit very well, but giving a show, Pacquiao“, said Marquez in an interview with Salvador Rodriguez on ESPN Knockout. “Being champion in eight divisions not just anyone can do it, that’s why I would put him first Pacquiao what to Mayweather.
Although JuanMa placed the Filipino above, affirmed that they should be judged in different aspects, since Mayweather has put the economic factor ahead of the real show in the ring.
“They have to qualify differently,” he considered. “Mayweather We do not know if he has retired because he returns every so often. Suddenly he does shows with fighters or YouTubers that are not counted. He has openly said that where there is money there he goes and that is his problem. Well we know that boxing is hitting without being hit, but it is also giving a show and there you win Pacquiao“.
Juan Manuel Márquez-Manny Pacquiao rivalry
Marquez lived one of the most important sagas of boxing in recent years with Pacquiao and he played four fights with the Filipino, in which he lost in two, had a draw and a victory in the last of them with a knockout that went around the world.
Although Pacquiao he was only knocked out 3 times in his entire career, Marquez he was the only big name fighter to do so in his 72 professional bouts. The other two times they came before Rustic Torrecampo (1996) and Boonsai Sangsurat (1999).
They still came to offer some time later to Juan Manuel Marquez the fifth fight against Pacquiao for a millionaire amount, but assured that they had already solved everything in the ring.
While, Marquez He also knew what it was like to fight before Mayweather Jr, who defeated him in 2009 by unanimous decision on a loose scorecard in favor of Floyd by cards of 120-107, 118-109, 119-108.