If you think Floyd "Money" Mayweather Jr. should be reinstated as the pound-for-pound king after that masterful performance against Juan Manuel "Dynamita" Marquez, think again.
The result was no surprise at all. Obviously, It was a battle between a little man who couldn't carry his speed and power at a higher weight division against a naturally much bigger who man had to cheat on the weights to become even bigger.
Let us remember that the agreed catch weight limit for the day before weigh in was 144 lbs. but Floyd came in at 146 lbs.
Only God knows how much Floyd actually weighed in on fight night.
Oh well, at least Marquez was able to squeeze out $600,000 from the pockets of the tax-troubled Floyd Jr as penalty for not making the weight.
Talking about the pound-for-pound kingdom, let us now examine the performances of both Mayweather and Pacquiao against Marquez.
Based on the results, it may seem that Floyd has the upper hand as he dominated Marquez from start to finish while Pacquiao had to go through the needle's eye to win but then again the weight issue would take away a lot of credit from Floyd.
Pacquiao fought Marquez at his actual weight division, which is featherweight, while Floyd made him move up two divisions higher at welterweight.
Manny made Marquez kiss the canvas three times in the first fight and once in the second fight. Floyd was able to floor Marquez only once, despite of having a huge weight advantage.
It would have made a better impact if Floyd knocked Marquez out. However, even if that happened still it would not be enough to make him "numero uno." Again and again, the weight factor would not make it look impressive.
I believe that at this point it is no longer a debatable fact that Floyd did not do enough to make him pound for pound king.
Putting Floyd's guaranteed multi-million purse aside, the Mayweather-Marquez fight in its totality placed Floyd at a lost-lost situation.
He lost credibility by not making weight. He lost $600,000 as a result. He may have won the fight, but still lost on his attempt to reclaim the No. 1 spot from Pacquiao.
There is only one way for Mayweather Jr. to be No. 1 again and that is to defeat the PACMAN in a fair and square manner.
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