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Marquez will forever claim that he has won those two epic battles with Manny Pacquiao. He is forever entitled to it. Amen.
The truth is, those fights are so competitive that if Andromeda and our Milky Way is that close by tomorrow, we will never ever see these two men fight again for we will all be dead.
Fans beg for a third fight to conclude the real winner grant it would not be close again.
I give Marquez a fair chance against Mayweather because the bout is set at 140 lbs., which makes Mayweather go down in weight and fight at the Junior Welterweight Division—which he hasn't touched since knocking out Gatti in 2005.
Still, it's going to be Floyd Mayweather over Marquez.
And if Marquez pulls the rug under Mayweather, he would then be the logical next opponent for Pacquiao.
I strongly believe that if these two meet again right now for the third time, Manny would once and for all deliver the eulogy for all the debates on whether he lost or won those two fights with Marquez.
Youth is not on Marquez's side, even though he is still in a very much potent form. But Pacquiao has improved vastly and as shown on the Hatton fight, his right hand has more activity never mind the power in it.
Of course, Marquez—as a technically gifted fighter that he is—will surely create some problems for Roach's Ward. And of course Pacquiao, as complete of a fighter as he is now, should win.