The BMB team was only able to catch up through twitter and the replay after hours, but from what we saw, Marquez looked incredibly impressive against a surprisingly star-struck Alvarado who didn’t wake up for several rounds. Marquez was throwing with conviction and was not giving the visibly bigger Alvarado any respect. It almost looked like Pacquiao vs. Margarito in the fact that Marquez was getting off first, faster, and stronger with his blows. Beautiful, textbook combinations from Marquez, and he looked much better compared his last loss from Bradley.
Which begs the question, as Max Kellerman quipped after the fight, is a 5th fight in the forecast for Marquez, Pacquiao, and Top Rank? Top Rank would certainly like to think so, as they are probably putting their ears down listening at the level of interest the fans might be clamoring for. The level of education of fight fans between the two rivals is at all all time high, it seems after four fights, Marquez fans can comfortably say that they will win, and goes the same with Team Pacman. Top Rank will be licking their chops if they can garner enough interest.
In any case, the welterweight class is again at a conundrum as the 2nd half of the year pans out with the rest of the scheduled fights. The first domino, Mayweather, must tip over before the rest of the dominoes fall. If the Pacquiao/Marquez V fight doesn’t happen, then there are lots of hungry welterweights to select from to make for exciting fights.