A defeated and wobbly Juan Diaz tried to get up as the referee started to count him. He was up in less than 8 counts and Juan Manuel Marquez went for the kill counting Diaz out with a wicked right uppercut to close the bout.
It was a gallant fight for both fighters especially for Diaz who pushed Marquez for the first four rounds of the fight. Marquez brilliance have taken a notch higher with his precise counterpunching and with a raging opponent who continuously pressures you your natural instincts will just flow and Marquez fights back with some flurries of his own. Basically the fight was a seesaw battle until the exhausted Diaz who got a cut above his left eye lost focus.
There is no denying Juanma is one of Mexico’s greatest boxer of today and there is no refuting his desire to put the period or exclamation mark against Pacquiao. The people would be rooting for the trilogy but the remote chances of seeing one will have to depend solely in fate or destiny. Manny will be fighting Ricky Hatton this May 2 and even if Manny will win that fight he still has an inclination in fighting Floyd Mayweather Jr. which will leave Juanma once again without a dancing partner.
Marquez doesn’t care about the outcome on May 2 all he ever wants is redemption against the man that he fervently thought he won on two matches. Manny have to give Marquez a shot and forget about Mayweather since he is retired and I hope he stays that way. Floyd demands a sum of $20 million to wear his boxing gloves again and that would never happen. People are not paying to see him fight people are watching to see him get his ass kicked. Floyd has tremendous talent but he continues to fight easy fights and his leaving no legacy to be remembered. Marquez wants Manny and Pacquiao might give him another chance to prove his claim.
It took them two different weight classes for the two classic matches in boxing and if the third fight will happen then Juanma and Manny are fighting for another weight division. This could surpass all the Pay per view records and a soothing finale for two greatest warriors of all time.
Marquez had done what he had to do in order to get a shot against Manny disposing slick Casamayor and a game Juan Diaz but will it be enough to get Manny’s attention?
Manny has never ducked anybody and certainly he is not afraid in trading blows with Marquez again. If Manny wins against a heavy handed bomber in Hatton then for sure Team Pacquiao will be contemplating on Marquez. With “Money” Mayweather trying to steal the expected clash between Manny and Marquez the fight will definitely be stalled.
The trilogy will only happen if Mayweather stays retired. Boxing has moved on without him and I hope he does to.