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NOT EVEN CLOSE...MAYWEATHER DOMINATES MARQUEZ

By Ben Thompson | September 20, 2009
NOT EVEN CLOSE...MAYWEATHER DOMINATES MARQUEZ

PREFIGHT
Marquez weighed in at 148 pounds on the HBO unofficial scales tonight. Floyd Mayweather Jr. refused to weigh-in. He's also refused to give HBO any pre-fight interviews. Celebrities in attendance: Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Lopez, Charles Barkley, Mike Tyson, Sean Combs. Boos can be heard throughout the arena as soon as Mayweather appears on the screens. Marquez begins to make his way to the ring. The crowd erupts at his appearance. Lampley just announced that there were a number of good tickets still available in the $300 price range and up. He did note that the place was filled up with a number of Mexican and Mexican-American fans. Floyd begins to make his way to the ring now, accompanied by Triple H. "LADIES AND GENTLEMEN...LET'S GET READY TO RUMBLEEEEEEE!!!"

ROUND 1
Jab lands for Mayweather. Left hook lands for Mayweather. Mayweather looks bigger than Marquez. Another jab lands for Mayweather. Marquez digs a 1-2 to the body that's blocked. HARD left hook lands for Mayweather. Quick jab lands for Mayeather. Jab lands for Mayweather. Left hook lands for Mayweather. Another. Marquez looks confused. Marquez misses wildly. Lead right lands for Mayweather. All Floyd Mayweather right now. Left hook from Marquez is blocked. HARD left hook lands for Mayweather. That left hook is landing with ease. Floyd sharpshooting in there as he lands a counter right. Round to Floyd.

Mayweather 10 Marquez 9

ROUND 2

Jab lands for Mayweather with ease. Another jumping left hook lands for Mayweather. WOOOOOO...NICE right hand lands flush for Marquez and Mayweather smiles. WOOOOOOOOOOO....HUGE left hook lands for Mayweather and Marquez is down. He's in trouble. He's up. Floyd lands another left hook. HARD right hand down the middle lands for Mayweather. Another. WOOOOOOOO....ANOTHER lead right lands for Mayweather. Damn. Left hook lands for Mayweather. Round to Mayweather.

Mayweather 20 Marquez 17

ROUND 3

Right hand lands for Marquez. Mayweather continues to inch his way in. Left hook from Marquez grazes Mayweather. Right hand over the top lands for Marquez. Mayweather lands a quick left. That left is landing all night. Left hand lands for Mayweather. STIFF jab from Mayweather stops Marquez in his tracks. Mayweather landing everything effortlessly. Right hand over the top lands for Marquez. Mayweather smiles at him again. Round to Mayweather.

Mayweather 30 Marquez 26

ROUND 4
Compubox has Floyd landing 58 out of 81 shots thus far. Jab lands for Mayweather. Marquez unleashes a flurry that's all blocked and smothered by Mayweather. More jabs from Mayweather. Another left hook from Mayweather lands. Marquez looks frustrated. Woooooo...nice right hand lead lands for Marquez and snaps the head back of Mayweather. They trade left hands. A couple more jabs from Mayweather. Blood coming from the eye of Marquez. More jabs. Pow, pow, pow is all you hear. Marquez lands his best punch of the fight, but still not enough to win the round.

Mayweather 40 Marquez 35

ROUND 5
Short left hook from Mayweather has Marquez doing a two step. Marquez chases after him, but Mayweather evades all of his punches. Mayweather walking him down. Jabs landing for Mayweather. Marquez misses with a five-punch combo. Mayweather smiles. Short left hook lands for Mayweather. Mayweather lands the same short check hook that he landed on Hatton in the corner. Again. Marquez is gonna get knocked out if this keeps up. This has shades of Hatton written all over it.

Mayweather 50 Marquez 44

ROUND 6

Left hook lands again...all night it's landing for Mayweather. Mayweather getting loose in there. Jab lands for Mayweather. Marquez misses with a four-punch combo again. Marquez slips in a left hook. He eats a harder one from Mayweather. Another left hook and a HARD right hand lead lands for Mayweather. Another right hand lead. Left hook lands for Mayweather. Mayweather playing in there with his hands down. Mayweather smiling and laughing in there. Jab and a right lands for Mayweather. HARD lead right lands for Mayweather. Another. Marquez stuck in the corner. Another left lands for Mayweather. Marquez is getting punished.

Mayweather 60 Marquez 53

ROUND 7
Mayweather continues to dominate with the jab. Marquez digs to the body. Left hook lands for Mayweather. Marquez lands a flurry along the ropes. Left hand lands for Marquez. Mayweather walking him down, hands down with a smile on his face. Quick right lands for Mayweather. Some jabs from Mayweather. Marquez lands a left hook. Right to the body on the inside lands for Mayweather. Right hand lands for Mayweather followed by a left hook. Round to Mayweather.

Mayweather 70 Marquez 62

ROUND 8

STIFF jabs land for Mayweather that blast the vaselline off the face of Marquez. Left hook and a right from Mayweather. Two shots from Marquez are blocked. Uneventful round so far. HARD right hand over the top lands for Mayweather. Jab from Mayweather pops the head back of Marquez. Short left hook lands for Mayweather. More jabs and the lead right hand lands for Mayweather. Round to Mayweather.

Mayweather 80 Marquez 71

ROUND 9

"He's ready to go now," stated Roger Mayweather in the corner. Mayweather walking him down with his jab. Short left hook lands for Mayweather. Marquez on the retreat. Body shot lands for Mayweather. 1-2 lands for Mayweather. Jab lands for Mayweather. Everything lands for Mayweather. Marquez lands a left to the body. WOOOOOOOOOOOOO.....HARD 1-2 lands for Mayweather. Marquez fires back though. Mayweather lands a right. Another right lands for Mayweather. Round to Mayweather.

Mayweather 90 Marquez 80

ROUND 10
Right hand lands for Mayweather. Two HARD right hands land for Mayweather again. 1-2 lands for Mayweather and a right. It's getting ugly in there for Marquez. Left hook lands for Mayweather. Mayweather walking him down. He looks like he's ready to close the show. Marquez lands a left hook on the inside. Four jabs in a row land for Mayweather. WOOOOOO....left hook and a blistering right hand lands for Mayweather. Uppercut lands for Mayweather. Marquez sneaks in a left and Mayweather shakes his head. Round to Mayweather.

Mayweather 100 Marquez 89

ROUND 11

Short right lands for Mayweather. Mayweather walks him down. HARD right to the body lands for Mayweather. Uppercut lands for Mayweather. Again. HARD right hand down the middle lands for Mayweather. Marquez flurries along the ropes. HARD left hook from Mayweather has the crowd cheering. BIG right hand from Mayweather BLASTS Marquez. Jab lands for Mayweather. Round to Mayweather.

Mayweather 110 Marquez 98

ROUND 12

More jabs land for Mayweather. Short left hook lands for Mayweather. Marquez lands a left hook to the body. 1-2 lands for Mayweather. Right hand lands for Mayweather. Another. Short left hook lands for Mayweather. 1-2 lands for Mayweather again. Left hook lands for Mayweather. Marquez firing, but missing the target. Right hand lands for Mayweather. Round to Mayweather.

Mayweather 120 Marquez 107

Official judges scorecards: 118-109, 120-107, 119-108

THE WINNER BY UNANIMOUS DECISION...FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR.


COMPUBOX
Mayweather total punches: 290/493
Marquez total punches: 69/583

Mayweather jabs: 185/316
Marquez: 21/288

Mayweather power punches: 105/177
Marquez power punches: 48/295

POSTFIGHT
"I've been off two years...he's tough, he's tough as nails. I take my hat off to him," Mayweather stated. "I'm happy with my victory," he continued. "Shane Mosley is one hell of a fighter and I don't take nothing away from Shane...I'm not scared of Shane Mosley," Mayweather stated before Shane Mosley got up in the ring and in the face of Mayweather. Both sides starting jawing at each other. Mayweather put his finger in the face of Mosley and yelled, "I don't come up when you're doing your interviews. Don't disrespect me." Mosley didn't back down. Max Kellerman tried to get between them. Mayweather tried to grab the mike and said, "I'm going to do the talking. You do too much talking." At which time, Kellerman turned it back over to Lampley.



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