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Indonesia’s John seeks ‘big money’ Marquez bout


Indonesian boxer Chris John AFP PHOTO

SINGAPORE – Unbeaten Indonesian boxer Chris John is hoping to lure Juan Manuel Marquez to Singapore for a “big money” rematch after the Mexican’s stunning win over Manny Pacquiao, a report said Monday.

John outpointed Marquez in Indonesia in 2006 in a decision that was disputed by the Mexican’s team. Now John hopes Marquez, who knocked old foe Pacquiao out on Saturday, will be tempted to settle another Asian score.

“I will fight Marquez at any weight because it is a big money fight,” John, undefeated in 50 fights and the World Boxing Association’s featherweight champion since 2003, told the Straits Times.

“I hope they can bring him to Singapore because it is the best venue I have ever fought in.”

On Saturday in Las Vegas, Marquez knocked Pacquiao cold in the sixth round of their non-title welterweight slugfest for his first victory in four meetings with the Filipino great.

“I am a much better boxer than him (Marquez) and I have more speed and skill,” said John.

“He is a massive puncher and knocked Manny Pacquiao clean out with one punch and it is my job to make sure I do not get hit with the same punch. I want the fight and will win again.”

Australian promoter Angelo Hyder said he would propose a fight at lightweight, meaning the Mexican would have to shed weight and John would have to gain about four kilograms (nine pounds).

“Marquez and his team have always disputed the (2006) decision, even though all three judges gave it to Chris, and so boxing in a neutral place like Singapore could help make the fight happen,” Hyder said.

“We will approach them and try and get the fight because this is unfinished business.”


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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IGLQQ2TTZF3BAWUHUWLFWVPZDE Vladymir

    So Chris John is the worlds holder of the most number of undefeated fights,so what’s mayweather  bragging about?

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/VBN5IUGKHSGIHDV5L6QVG2KBTI Leop233

    Another big payday before retiring?

  • w4d

    This is doable if a Singaporean or any Asian business sponsor is willing to guarantee Marquez the proper fee, which will definitely be more that the $6M he made against Pacquiao. JMM will have an easy fight and make easy money. Saan ka pa…LOL…

  • Fulpol

    big money? delusional…

    only Pacquiao and Mayweather can lure big money…

    Marquez alone can’t do it…

  • lintangbedol

    hahaha. marquez will eat you



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