Juan Manuel Marquez believes that Floyd Mayweather Jr would be too good for the soon to be 36-year-old Pacquiao if the two fighters wind up facing each other in 2015, Boxing Scene reported.
Marquez, who has faced both of them, believes that Mayweather has too much for Pacquiao to deal with if that fight gets made. However, Marquez doesn’t think that Mayweather would be able to score a knockout over Pacquiao the way that he did, because he doesn’t see Mayweather as that type of fighter.
“Floyd would win, but no knockout,” Marquez said via estoenlinia.com. “We know that defensively Mayweather is the best in the world.”
“Mayweather is not going to be the best of all the time even if he accepts the fight against Manny Pacquiao, because there are other big fighters like Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Robinson, that have demonstrated the ability to attack and takes risks. They were making use of the moment. They were not overly defensive. Those fighters, yes they can be considered to be the best in the history [of boxing],” Marquez said.
Mayweather’s wins in the last two years have been much more significant with victories over Miguel Cotto, Robert Guerrero, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Marcos Maidana. Additionally, Mayweather has been bringing in bigger pay-per-view numbers than Pacquiao recently, and that in turn would strengthen his resolve to insist on getting a much bigger split of the revenue.