By Bert Perez Three years ago, when Juan Manuel Marquez was 36, he moved up from lightweight to welterweight to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. at a catch-weight of 144 pounds. Marquez looked puny next to Floyd and had no muscle definition and a soft gut. It was hardly a surprise, though, since Marquez had never […]
By Bert Perez The old adage in boxing is true “Protect yourself at all times”. And watching the bout and then the replay of the bout, things are crystal clear.
By Bert Perez Catchweights shouldn’t diminish Manny Pacquiao’s greatness. Only the haters will spew this garbage about him. Many boxers through history have done catchweight fights. If he were to fight someone and do a higher limit fight they will still discredit him. If a boxer is great he will fight the best and if […]
By Bert Perez What’s wrong if Manny Pacquiao declined a THIRD fight with Juan Manuel Marquez? Even Julio Cesar Chavez declined a rematch with Pernell Whitaker, the same with Tito Trinidad to Oscar De La Hoya, Bernard “B-hop” Hopkins to Trinidad, Floyd Mayweather to Oscar, Sugar Ray Leonard to Marvin Hagler, Muhammad Ali to George […]