JMM is actually my 2nd favorite fighter right after Pacquiao. The only time I disliked him was when he was being a crybaby. But, as a fighter, I got mad respect for this guy. He respects the sport of boxing, the way he prepares for it and how he fights. I feel bad for him a little bit because he's never had a lot of big names to contend with, compared to his other compatriots in Barrera and Morales, because he was often ducked. He was and still is just that damn good.
Imagine how big this guy would have been early in his career had he fought and won against the likes of Naseem Hamed (who blatantly ducked him), Erik Morales, Diego Corrales, Jose Luis Castillo,
and Ricky Hatton. He's kind of the Marvin Hagler of this generation - a tough champion who got his break later in his career.
For me, he is still innocent until proven otherwise. His win against Manny, as I've stuck by in my previous posts, was legitimate as it was brought about by the perfect execution of technique. It was textbook. I've got to admire the resilience of Marquez. He has the heart of a lion. He never quits. He just keeps fighting on. Manny couldn't have lost to a better man.
agree very well said.. im also a big fan of JMM if im a boxer i will copy JMM style he's so smart and intelligent in the ring aka The Maestro, his combos are nasty especially the uppercut i enjoyed watching the katsidis and juan diaz fight. I also notice about jmm he's a slow starter but he and nacho has always a plan B that's why he is succesful in the middle rounds especially in the 4 fights with pac. JMM dominate pac in the middle rounds of all the four fights. He always has an answer to every pacquiao's storm.