Jeff Mayweather sees no point in Pacquiao-Marquez 5 fight
By Chris Williams: Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez are poised for a 5th fight between them in November, and for a lot of boxing fans they’ve grown tired of seeing these two fighters face each other again and again. It’s not that they haven’t had some exciting fights over the year, because they’ve had some good fights. But fans want to see the two of them face other people and not be stuck on an endless rematch cycle.
One of the people that are tired of see Pacquiao and Marquez fight each other is Jeff Mayweather. He sees a 5th fight between them as redundant and proving little at this point. Jeff thinks that Marquez has won 3 of the 4 fights with Pacquiao already, and that he put an exclamation point on who the better fighter is with his 6th round knockout win 2 years ago.
“Its water under the bridge. I mean, who cares really? To be honest, how many times are you going to milk these guys? Marquez probably won three of the four fights anyways,” Jeff said. “But five times is more than enough. I think the fight was defined in the last fight. I thought that Marquez won three of the four fights and that was basically just the stamp on it.”
I agree with Jeff. Pacquiao and Marquez have fought each other way too much already, and its piling on at this point.
I knew this kind of thing would happen though. I predicted it years ago that the two of them would keep fighting until they’re both in and near their 40s, and sure enough that’s exactly what’s happened. As long as their fights make money, we’ll keep seeing them put back in with one another.
What this kind of thing proves is how easy it is to be a promoter. You don’t need a stable of fighters. You just need two guys so that you can match them against each other over and over and over again. It’s like a boxing club with just two fighters.
Marquez is supposedly thinking it over whether he wants to fight Pacquiao again, but I think it’s pretty obvious that he’ll do it. I suspect we’ll also see them fighting each other for a 6th fight in 2015, and a 7th fight in 2016, if Marquez is still around by that point.
Someone like Floyd Mayweather Jr. would never fight the same guy repeatedly, because he wants to give the boxing fans something different each time he fights. He’s not like some old singer who forgot the words to all of his old songs, so he sings the only song he can still remember in front of dwindling crowds.
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