Mayweather vs. Marquez
On July 18, 2009 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas the Mayweather vs. Marquez will take place. The Number One, Floyd Mayweather Jr. has flawless record of 39-0 with 25 come from way of knockouts. When Floyd decide to retire after he knocks down Hatton last year, he was generally considered as the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world, but right now the title was given to Manny Pacquiao after beating Ricky Hatton in the battle of East and West. Floyd Mayweather Jr. has announced that he really never left the sport. Mayweather said, "I'm coming back to claim what's mine," Mayweather said. "I'm the king. I left on top. I come back on top. I'm back to claim my crown. I've never been beat. How can I not still be the king?" He is attempting to recapture his throne and stake his claim as the sports best. Floyd said that he never relinquished his top spot, but retirement means otherwise. Juan Manuel Marquez is a worthy opponent for someone of Floyd’s caliber, but the disparity in weight has some people asking why this fight is taking place. Marquez has 49-4-1 with 36 come from way of knockouts record, is the 135 lb champion and as he has showed in numerous fights, including his two phenomenal wars with Pacquiao that he is willing to give it his all against any who dare to oppose him. Marquez who has been training the past two weeks and is at 145 pounds now. I don’t give too much credence to the weight issue, when you’re as smart a fighter as Marquez with the warrior mentality he possesses, then weight is an obstacle and not a barrier. Marquez, the World Boxing Association lightweight champion, will move up in weight for the bout, likely to be staged at a limit of 143 or 144 pounds even though Mayweather would not say exactly what catch weight would be used. This would be another battle of boxing supremacy, the fight that would determine of who the ultimate and the supreme. So boxing fans, watch out for the up-coming Mayweather vs. Marquez.