Marquez celebrates after stopping Diaz in the 9th round
If you are going to win a fight, Baby this is the way to win, and if you are going to lose a fight, this is the way to lose, going down swinging, with your boots on. No quit in either one of these guys. It doesn't get better than this. It's hard to believe that Marquez was able to weather the storm. Diaz was aggressive throughout the fight. In the first round, he came out with bad intentions. It seemed personal for Diaz. Maybe it was Marquez' stinging remark about Diaz "He's 50% Mexican and 50% American,.... I'm 100% Mexican". Say what you want but Diaz is 100% fighter. You can't take that away from him.
Marquez for his part showed why he is at the top of everyone's list as a pound for pound champion. Is it any wonder Manny Pacquiao won't fight him for a third time. This is what boxing is all about. This fight had it all. For Diaz' part there is no shame in losing, in what may end up being the fight of the year. against a fighter who is working his way toward legend status. With this win Marquez makes his case as the pound for pound king