Former multi-division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez criticized Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.

Only few fighters in the world have the right to comment on Pacquiao and Mayweather, especially now that the two legendary boxers are widely considered as the top 2 in the list of all-time boxing greats. However, Marquez, a former foe of Mayweather, and the only fighter to score a clean KO win over Pacquiao, arguably has all the right to state his remarks about the two future Hall of Famers.

In a recent talk with Elie Seckbach of EsNews, Marquez was pinned down to comment on his rival Pacquiao being a spot behind the undefeated Mayweather. According to Marquez,  Mayweather is a “different” type of fighter but “Pacman” has “everything” that a champion should posses.

“Mayweather is a great fighter. A different fighter. I think Manny Pacquiao has the power, speed, everything,” Marquez said.

Juan Marquez Floyd Mayweather Juan Manuel Marquez once attempted to break the undefeated record of Floyd Mayweather Jr. Photo: YouTube

When asked about the highly anticipated Mayweather vs. Pacquiao rematch, the Mexican legend exclaimed that he didn’t like the first fight and suggested that “same thing will happen” should a rematch will actualize.

“I don’t know. I don’t like the fight. What’s gonna happen again? The same thing! The same thing (with) the first fight,” Marquez exclaimed.

And though Marquez was undecided whether Pacquiao or Mayweather is the GOAT of boxing, his comments about the achievements of each fighter stated that he thinks Pacquiao is the better champion.

“Boxing is a business. People say it’s a business but you need to have honor, pride, everything,” Marquez said when asked if Mayweather is really ahead of Pacquiao.

“Maybe more division (title holder) fighters,”  Marquez responded when pressed about which is more important – being undefeated (like Mayweather) or hold multiple divisions (like Pacquiao)

This past weekend, pound-for-pound boxing superstar Canelo defeated Sergey Kovalev via KO to become the new WBO Light Heavyweight  champion. With this victory, Canelo once again made history by becoming a four-division world champion and only the second Mexican fighter ever to capture the 175 pound title.

Canelo Alvarez Canelo Alvarez will be dropping down to 160 pounds again. In this picture, Alvarez celebrates after technical knockout of Rocky Fielding in their WBA Super Middleweight title bout at Madison Square Garden in New York City, Dec. 15, 2018. Photo: Sarah Stier/Getty Images

However, Marquez is not yet convinced with his fellow Mexican warrior’s milestones. As per his assessment, Canelo needs to add more names under his belt to be considered as one of the greatest Mexican fighters of all time.

“Not yet. He needs opponents with great names. He needs to prove everything on the ring,” Marquez answered when asked if Canelo belongs to the list of all-time Mexican boxing greats.

“Kovalev is a good fighter but Kovalev is going down in his career,” Marquez added.