Pacquiao vs Marquez: Roger Mayweather Expects Another Classic

Roger Mayweather believes that Manny Pacquiao vs Juan Manuel Marquez III will be another classic fight. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

You did not misread that headline. Seriously, Roger Mayweather expects a great fight that a lot of people buy on pay-per-view. Chris Robinson interviewed Roger, and got maybe the most laid-back series of Roger quotes ever, including this one:

"They fought two close fights the first time and I believe the fight will be close the third time. I can’t see him stopping Marquez. I can’t see nothing but another classic fight between the two and I don’t believe Marquez will get stopped," Roger continued.

Many have been critical of Pacquiao vs Marquez, and I've been somewhere in between the negative and the positive toward the fight (I'm a real Switzerland), but it does seem like the fight isn't being brushed off as a foregone conclusion by those in boxing. Whether that's sunny optimism from them (Roger Mayweather: Sunny Optimist?) or just the true belief that Marquez is the perfect Pacquiao rival (so far he has been) remains to be seen. I know this won't change many minds with those who just think the fight isn't going to be competitive at 144 pounds in the year 2011, but the thoughts are out there that Marquez will take Manny to the limit again, and they're not just from people who work for Top Rank.

Roger also addresses the Mayweather vs Pacquiao fight in pretty realistic terms (he calls it "the fans' fight"), so with Roger being sort of the voice of reason on "24/7" and now this, I'm pretty sure the apocalypse is near.

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