Add WBA/WBO lightweight champion, Juan Manuel Marquez, to the list of people who thinks Floyd Mayweather Jr. would beat Manny Pacquiao if and when the two men ever squared up.
For those wondering about Marquez’s credibility when it comes to predicting the victor of a Mayweather-Pacquiao bout, rest assured, this man knows what he’s talking about. The “Mexican Warrior” has fought both boxers over the course of his career, losing by a landslide decision to Mayweather last September, and fighting to a controversial split decision against Pacquiao in their last fight.
According to Marquez, Mayweather is the favorite to win the battle with Pacquiao because of his intelligence, agility and strong defense. In his opinion, Mayweather would pick Pacquiao apart with his jabs and quick combinations, and would ultimately will the fight in the later rounds.
Marquez had an extremely strong showing during his last fight with Pacquiao, and many would argue that he should have won both of his fights with the Filipino sensation. On the flip side, there are very few people out there who believe that he had any shot in beating Mayweather during their one-sided battle.
Between Vegas predicting a Mayweather win, and countless boxers coming out and saying that Mayweather would get the best of Pacquiao, you have to wonder where the ridiculous notion that Mayweather is scared of Pacquiao is coming from.