Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs Juan Manuel Marquez Boxing Betting Line and Prediction
By Brad Marchetti, Doghouse Boxing (Sept 19, 2009) Photo © HBO-PPV  
Boxing’s best fighter Floyd Mayweather Jr. will be back to display his phenomenal tale tents when he returns to take on Juan Manuel Marquez this Saturday at 9 PM ET. The 32-year old Welterweight will try to shake off some ring rust after a two year hiatus by taking Mexico’s fighter Marquez. The 36-year old Marquez has taken on the best the game has to offer and fought on practically even terms with boxing’s #2 pound-4-pound fighter Manny Pacquiao in a draw and split-decision loss. Despite the impressive performances against Pacquiao, Marquez will be moving up 9 lbs. from his natural fighting weight of 135 lbs. to fight at a catch-weight of 144 Lbs. The Floyd Mayweather vs. Juan Manuel Marquez betting line has Mayweather as a -450 favorite.

Mayweather is one of the rare “great“ fighters that comes around every 20 years or so. Mayweather has supersonic hand-speed, impeccable defense, outstanding counterpunching, elite boxing technique and the ability to fight great inside or outside. Along with tremendous boxing ability Mayweather is one of the best conditioned fighters in the sport and is supremely confident and focused. Mayweather’s few drawbacks are that he has had some hand injuries, his power is only above-average and he is overly cautious. The Floyd Mayweather vs. Juan Manuel Marquez betting line Over\Under is at 11.5 rounds with the Over at -150.

Juan Manuel Marquez has logged nearly 400 rounds as a professional and has lost very few of them. Marquez is a precise sharpshooter that has top-notch fundamentals and natural counterpunching ability. Marquez is a hard and accurate puncher that throws excellent combinations to the head and body. Marquez has an excellent sense of distance and knows how to use smart head movement to be an elusive target. Marquez has excellent conditioning but he is only an above-average natural athlete, is past his prime and susceptible to cuts.

Prediction: Floyd Mayweather Jr. -450 (3 UNITS)

Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Juan Manuel Marquez Tale-of-The Tape

Floyd Mayweather Tale-of-The Tape

Ht. 5'8"
Wt. 144
Age: 32
Reach 72"
Style: Boxer\Counterpuncher
Best Punch: Straight Right
Rounds Fought: 275

Juan Manuel Marquez Tale-of-The Tape

Ht. 5'6"
Wt. 144 (Most of career 135 lbs.)
Age 36
Reach: 67"
Style: Puncher\Counterpuncher
Best Punch: Straight Right
Rounds Fought: 399

Marchetti Skill Ratings 1-10

Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Size: 7
Power: 7 (x200%)
Boxing Ability: 10 (x200%)
Hand Speed: 10
Stamina: 10
Defense: 10 (x200%)
Durability: 8 (x200%)
Legs: 8
Jab: 10
In-Fighting: 9
Heart: 9
Punch Output: 6

Overall: 9.6

Juan Manuel Marquez:

Size: 6
Power: 7 (x200%)
Boxing Ability: 9 (x200%)
Hand Speed: 7
Stamina: 9
Defense: 8 (x200%)
Durability: 8 (x200%)
Legs: 7
Jab: 8
In-Fighting: 8
Heart: 10
Punch Output: 8

Overall: 8.7.

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