By Elad Baron: Watching Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the early hours of Sunday morning one thing was clear, the natural abilities of the man can never be questioned. His, balance, reflexes and technique are second to none; add to that his water tight defence. Love him or hate him, every boxing fan had to appreciate the display of skill that was on show.
By Jason Kim: A slightly despondent Floyd Mayweather Jr. mopped about not getting the love and credit that he thought was due to him at a post-fight press conference following his lopsided 12-round unanimous decision victory over Juan Manuel Marquez on Saturday night at the MGM Grand, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather, 32, put on a masterful performance against the 36-year-old Marquez, appearing by many boxing enthusiasts to have won every round of the fight with ease.
By Mark Phillips: After witnessing Floyd Mayweather Jnr’s performance against Juan Manuel Marquez on Saturday night in their non title contest in the MGM Grand, Las Vegas, alarm bells and questions immediately flooded into minds across the world.
By Chris Williams: I kept my word. I didn’t shell out a mint to watch this worthless card. Didn’t I tell everyone that this was going to be a total slaughter? What did you expect? Mayweather came into the fight probably weighing 160 against a pumped up lightweight in Juan Manuel Marquez.
By Dave Lahr: You got to fill a little bit sorry for Floyd Mayweather Jr. (40-0, 25 KO’s) right about now, because just after he beat Juan Manuel Marquez (50-5-1, 37 KO’s) by a lopsided 12 round unanimous decision by the scores of 120-107, 119-108 and 118-109 last night at the MGM Grand, in Las Vegas, Nevada, HBO interviewer pulled a couple of surprises on Mayweather when he brought Shane Mosley into the picture.
By Matthew Tunstall: This past Saturday night in Las Vegas Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather Jr put on a boxing clinic against one of the best boxers on the planet today in Juan Manuel Marquez. Mayweather totally dominated Marquez throughout the bout, knocking him down in the second round with a blistering left hook, to come away with a lopsided unanimous decision of 118-109, 120-107 and 119-108.
By Sam Gregory: After a 2 year hiatus from boxing Floyd Mayweather Jr makes his comeback in the welterweight division at a catch weight against Juan Manuel Marquez at the MGM Grand Casino, Las Vegas. Mayweather didn’t make the catch weight limit of 144 pounds that was agreed upon before the fight instead weighing in at 146 pounds to Marquez’ 142 pounds; the fight otherwise got off without a hitch; well beside the fact that Mayweather had to pay $600,000 in penalties to Marquez for not making weight.
By Liam Santiago: Floyd Mayweather Jnr proved himself to be absolutely stunning last night, winning every round over Juan Marquez, who hardly landed a decent punch. The man who took Pacquiao to the wire, and even pushed him to a draw, in two fights who many say Marquez won, was made to look very average by Mayweather.
By Brian Kenneth Blackwell: Tonight Floyd Mayweather Jr. made one thing very clear. He cannot be beaten at this stage of his career by a smaller man. He simply has too much speed, and that negates the one advantage a smaller fighter brings with him. This goes for any and all smaller challengers relevant to the sport of boxing at this moment.
By Alex Miles: At the weigh in for tonight’s fight between Juan Manuel Marquez and Floyd Mayweather Jr., there appeared to be a sneaky bit of rigging that has gone unnoticed from the public eye. According to Dan Rafael who was at the weigh in, “Juan Manuel Marquez filed his contract yesterday at 144 pounds… and according to Golden Boy sources, Mayweather’s had been changed to include a 147 pound maximum. They [Marquez and his team] agreed to it as long as a certain amount of money was paid.”