Pacquiao may clash with Marquez a fourth time


A FOURTH installment of the heralded Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez face-off is in the offing. And, chances are, it will no longer be staged in LasVegas but in Marquez’s turf— Mexico City.

Fernando Beltran of Zanfer Promotions, which manages Marquez, told Miguel Rivera of Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) that his group has initiated discussions with Pacquiao’s representatives and these “have gone well.”

“Having (the fight in Mexico) is not being viewed as a bad thing,” said Beltran. “There are many benefits to having the Pacquiao fight made there.”

Beltran is said to be so enamored with Pacquiao-Marquez IV that he has vowed to bring the showdown—projected to be held in Nov-ember—to the spanking-new Arena Mexico.

The indoor Arena has a maximum capacity of 22,300 although it can only accommodate 16,500 when reconfigured for a boxing event.

In their first fight in 2004, Marquez survived three first-round knockdowns to salvage a draw with Pacquiao, who won the return bout in 2008 by split decision on the strength of a third-round knockdown.

Last November, Pacquiao repeated over  Marquez by majority decision.

Beltran believes that Mexico, the boxing fans, and Marquez deserve the final battle with Pacquiao, who is well-loved in the country despite his tag as “Mexican assassin.”

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  • pasaway008ako

    Dapat sa big dome ganapin ang laban, final chapter na ito kung may natumba o TKO.

  • Israel

    lulutuin lang si manny dyan sa mexico. desperado na si JMM na manalo para makaisa man lang sya kay manny.alam kasi nila di sila mananalo pag sa labas nang mexico ginawa ang laban. pano naman sya mananalo e abangers to si JMM. puro si manny ang naginitiate nang moves. pag di sumugod si manny e wala mangyayari sa laban nila.

  • Ulipur

    Manny would not want to lose to MM in Mexico City.

    nor does he want to humiliate MM in his own country.

    Huwag na Manny. At saka sa sabong doon sa amin di kami malaking pumusta sa pang-apat na laban. Baka ang resulta maluto.

    • sanjuan683

      Pakialam mo kay Manny hayaan mo siya duon happy. hhehehehehehe mga Pinoy masyado pakialamero poor naman. hehehehehehe

      • Ulipur

        hindi na po mauulit. Pasenya na po.

      • Fernando Poe

        F*ck y0u sanjuan683

  • Adrian Guylan

     Marquez should accept the results of their previous fights with Pacquiao. Their 3rd fight seemed close because of his “stepping” tactic during the fight and besides, he never brought Pacquiao down on the canvass which Pacquiao did to him 4 times. 2W-1D favoring Pacquiao..4th fight?..surely it will be 3W-1KO-1D for and humiliation if the fight will be held in his turf.
    Advise for JMM:
          Stop dreaming and just hang your gloves…you’ve already made your name in boxing..surely you’ll be remembered..a fighter who gave trouble to Pacquiao..the Frazier of Pacquiao’s boxing career..

  • Ako

    Who is the champion? why will it be in Mexico? Mexico is the same as Thailand when it comes to decisions… AND most of all, why a FOURTH fight? MP 2W-1D is enough for a conclusion to determine the victor.

  • XboX777

    If ever the fight happens,it should be in the Philippines not Mexico!

  • Night


  • Jon AD

    nakakasawa na ‘yan

  • iriga1_city1_boy1

    You gotta be kidding me!!!  Whoever are those representatives of Pacquiao who are willing to have the Filipino firebrand fight in Mexico must be  “NUTS”. If Marquez can stomp Pacquiao’s feet in Las Vegas,what else he gonna do in Mexico? If Mayol had that weigh in fiasco with Tyson Marquez,those Mexicans will doubly make sure that Dinamita wins in Mexico.
    There must not be a fourth fight.NADA!! You guys,in Pacquiao camp,are making a monumental mistake if you proceed with this 4th fight,if it’s true.
    They will not allow,in front of whole Mexico,for Pacquiao to get their hero get humbled.Put that in the bank.
    If somebody’s whim wins(to have that fight in Mexico),consider that as HARA KIRI .You might as well, this very early, give the throne to Mexico.

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