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Mayweather dominates Marquez
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Round 1Mayweather's speed is still there, sticking the jab and darting in and out. Marquez better get it going; if he keeps a slow pace and lets Mayweather get and out, it'll be 12-0. Mayweather's left hook and jab are the story of the round. Marquez will have to work the body to slow Mayweather down.
Round 2Marquez can't hit Mayweather. He does land a straight right, but it doesn't do a lot of damage. Marquez down!! Mayweather's left hook floors Marquez midway through the round. He gets up and appears to be OK. The pace is still Mayweather's and Marquez appears to have no answer for Mayweather's speed. Marquez is busier, but Mayweather's the one who's landing.
Round 3Mayweather is strafing Marquez with the jab in this round. Mayweather is now droping his hands, feeling pretty cocky. Marquez, a great body puncher, has avoided a body attack so far. Mayweather's pitching a shutout.
Round 4Best round for Marquez and he probably still lost. He was able to land some effective rights to Mayweather. However, Marquez still hasn't gone to the body and has no defense for the Mayweather jab. Marquez's right eye looks to be suffering because of the jab.
Round 5Mayweather's dominating with one hand. His lead jab and counter left hook are all he needs. Even when Marquez gets him on the ropes, Mayweather gets away from minimal or no damage. Marquez is starting to take more chances.
Round 6Mayweather's opening it up now. Now, he's throwing lead rights in addition to the jabs. Marquez is being countered quite easily and just isn't showing enough aggression when Mayweather is on the ropes. Mayweather is pouring it on, finishing the round with Marquez on the ropes and landing big shots.
Round 7More on the same, however Marquez does land an effective combination with Mayweather up against the ropes. But, Mayweather rebounds and continues to strafe Marquez. I don't know how much the weight difference matters, but Marquez can't hurt or hit Mayweather.
Round 8We're seeing Mayweather's full arsenal, including the taunts. Marquez, a great defensive fighter, has no answer for Mayweather's speed. Toward the end of the round, Mayweather was laying on the ropes and inviting Marquez to try and hit him.
Round 9Marquez looks spent. Mayweather is finally throwing (and what a shock) landing combinations. Marquez is trying to battle back, showing his heart. He's got nothing on this night.
Round 10If Marquez makes it to the end, it'll be a great testament to Marquez. Mayweather is landing all his power shots. Marquez is breathing heavily and the pro-Marquez crowd is quiet. Marquez is still working though.
Round 11Marquez's face shows why Mayweather's great. There's just nothing else to say. The only negative: Mayweather is landing power shots and can't get Marquez out of there.
Round 12A "USA" chant now breaks out. Mayweather is dialing back in this round. Marquez lands a little (and I do mean a little), but he can't hurt Mayweather. Mayweather lands some power shots and Marquez guts it out. Floyd Mayweather Jr. wins by unanimous decision.
(The blog began a little before Mayweather and Marquez fought). The main bout is still awhile off as Chris John defends his WBA featherweight title against Rocky Juarez. The two fought an entertaining draw in February. This fight is more technical and that appears to be in John's advantage as we have him up four rounds to two. We pick up the action in the seventh round.