ARTICLE SUMMARY: After 16 years, boxer Juan Manuel Marquez finally gets his shot at greatness. The Mexican fighter will face formerly retired champion Floyd Mayweather in a pay-per-view event. Mayweather has never lost a professional fight, but has been out of action for two years. Although the fight is a non-title bout, there is a lot at stake for Marquez. A win would place him in the company of other great Mexican boxers, including his hero Julio Cesar Chavez.
- Where would Marquez’ fight with Mayweather fall (for Marquez) on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs?
- Which of McClelland’s acquired needs best describes Juan Marquez’ motivation in this fight?
- What would Expectancy Theory predict about the motivation levels of each fighter?
SOURCE: J. M. Falgoust, “Against Mayweather, Underdog Marquez Swings at Greatness,” USA Today (Retrievable online at http://www.usatoday.com/sports/boxing/2009-09-17-marquez-mayweather-adv_N.htm)