Mexican boxer Juan Manuel Marquez is still disappointed over his controversial majority decision loss against rival Manny Pacquiao last Saturday in Las Vegas (Sunday morning in Manila).
Marquez had seemingly taken control of the fight in the middle rounds, but Pacquiao was adjudged the winner in 2 of the 3 judges’ scorecards.
“I don’t know what type of performance that I need to have in the ring to get the decision,” he said in RingTV.com. “I’m just very frustrated tonight.” [http://ringtv.craveonline.com/blog/170149-miffed-marquez-mulls-retirement-following-latest-pacquiao-controversy]
Marquez also addressed a potential a mega-fight between Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr., and the Mexican is favoring the undefeated Mayweather in that fight.
“I think that if they fought, boxing is about styles, and I think that the style of Floyd Mayweather would get very complicated for Manny Pacquiao,” Marquez said.
Mayweather, like Marquez, is a pinpoint counter-puncher who uses his defensive skills to win fights.
The Mexican boxer acknowledges that a Pacquiao-Mayweather fight will draw a lot of attention to the sport.
“I think that commercially speaking, that would be a huge fight. It would be a really big fight,” he said.
But a Pacquiao-Mayweather fight may be put on hold anew as Top Rank chief executive officer Bob Arum says he will talk to Team Marquez about a potential 4th fight.
Marquez, however, did not seem very receptive to the idea, saying he was considering retirement after his controversial loss.
“Honestly, it’s a result of the fight that I would consider retiring,” he said.
Mayweather’s adviser, Leonard Ellerbe, announced recently that the undefeated boxer is looking to make “the biggest fight ever” on May 5, 2012, leading boxing observers to think that Team Mayweather will pursue a fight against Pacquiao.