Pacquiao ‘won’t beg’ Marquez for rematch


HOLLYWOOD—Despite his harrowing knockout defeat Saturday night, Manny Pacquiao won’t be chasing after and begging Juan Manuel Marquez for an immediate rematch.

Instead, Pacquiao will be waiting for a reasonable offer, according to his adviser Michael Koncz.

“There’s no rush to decide on anything,” Koncz told Manila-based sportswriters Monday (Tuesday in Manila). “If they come to us with a reasonable offer, we can always entertain Marquez—as long as Marquez’s team doesn’t get a swollen head just because he knocked us out.”

Koncz said everyone should consider the totality of the bout, not the one-punch knockout.

“I don’t think that losing is a key ingredient,” he said. “It’s how you lost. We were winning every round of the fight. So if they come back to us now and say ‘We knocked you out, so we deserve the lion’s share,’ another fight will never happen again.”

And Pacquiao will be able to live with that.

He still holds a 2-1-1 (win-loss-draw) edge over Marquez in their first four fights. The first one ended in a draw despite three first-round knockdowns scored by Pacquiao.

Counting his third-round knockdown of Marquez in the second fight and his fifth-round knockdown in the fourth encounter, Pacquiao has floored Marquez five times.

What he failed to do in the first 36 rounds, Marquez finally accomplished in the 39th round of their ring saga. Pacquiao responded with a knockdown of his own, broke Marquez’s nose and was firing away when he got careless and ran smack into that devastating right with only a second left in the sixth round.

“We were dominating the fight but we give Marquez credit, he got Manny with a good punch,” said Koncz.

The ideal situation, according to Koncz, is for the Marquez camp to be magnanimous.

“If they want to do the fight under the same terms, we might entertain it,” the adviser said.

Pacquiao proved he is boxing’s biggest draw in the fourth fight, which drew a sold-out attendance of 16,348 and gate receipts of $10.5 million. As well, the fight is sure to break the $1-million mark in pay-per-view hits.

Among the leading candidates for a big-money fight against Pacquiao is Brandon Rios, who stopped Mike Alvarado in the 11th round.

Promoter Bob Arum floated Rios’ name in the press conference of Pacquiao-Marquez 4.

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  • Labandera1

    Juan Manuel Marquez will be remembered as the only boxer who put Manny Pacquiao to sleep but no one can take the record breaking eight weight division titles held by Manny Pacquiao or at least for now. As for Manny’s adviser Michael Koncz he must fallen asleep as well, Marquez does not need to ask for a rematch he has proven his case to knock out Pacquiao. It was a good fight though. It only proves that hard work, focus and concentration pays off. No distraction.

  • AlzheimersC

    It was a lucky punch, because Marquez was given that window of opportunity almost at will because he knows Manny will come to him and will be open to his rehearse counterpunches…

    If not for that Manny could have coasted his attacks like he did in their previous encounter… so I think most of the fault should be put to…

    1. Those media hackers who downgrade the capability of Marquez as declining because he is old

    2. Those media hackers who egged Manny to ensure that the fight should end in a KO and less of it is unacceptable.

    3. Those media hackers who talk of counterpunching and yet advise Manny to revert to his old self of attacking recklessly just like what he did in their first encounter to think that it will obliterate Marquez like in the first and throw caution in the air.

    And some of his fans believe those ill advise and help Manny’s downfall by agreeing to it and willingly post their comments in that way also so much so that the pressure it built, fairly affected the fight plan of Pacquiao to morph into a more dangerous approach.

    • MoneyPakyaw

      and now kasalanan ng media?  hahaha.  are you now telling me that Pacman is uto-uto? hahaha.  

      • AlzheimersC

        Yes, naobliga iyong tao eh na-iKO ang kasing-gulang na si Marquez, marami kasing bobong fans ni Manny, anyway ngayon mas may natutunan na ang mga ordinaryong fightfans

      • MoneyPakyaw

        hahaha, couldnt agree with you more.  anyway, i think we have enough of this na, thanks sa palitan natin ng kuro-kuro.  we may not be entirely on the same side, but that’s okay – masaya.  thanks.

  • eboypinoy68

    Every famous boxer has a good punch or a “deadly punch” if
    you choose to call it that way. Marquez has a “deadly” right punch that luckily
    hit Pacquiao in the most effective and timely way. Good that he was lucky to
    achieve that after a total of 39 rounds of boxing with Pacquiao for all their
    rivalry fights. Their score remains:  Pacquiao 2wins, Marquez 1win, and 1 draw for
    each of them.

    Now, if Marquez chooses to retire and leave behind a boxing
    deal-advantage, that’s for him to decide. The boxing world will still be the
    same without him. I just think that his 5th Fight with Pacquiao will
    be good for his family’s future aside from galvanizing his part in boxing
    history that truly he has that dinamita punch, a “deadly punch”, not one that just
    luckily hit. 

    • MoneyPakyaw

      Correct, boxers like any other celebrities do come and go and the world remains the same.  Eventually, that killer KNOCK OUT punch by Marquez will be forgotten by the whole world except that one person on the receiving end.

  • c7cinbox

    palagay ko di muna interessado si marquez to any rematch. he will savour first his first but very convincing victory over the “pambansang kamao”. tapos, hindi si marquez ang maghahabol ng rematch. natural, hihintayin nya ang malaking offer & perks. he can even demand a 70-30 na hatian in his favor. pero ang inaasam-asam natin na rematch ay baka di na rin matuloy kung biglang mag-retiro si marquez. ito lang naman ang dream nya na talunin si pacman. thus preserving his record na the only mexican that knocked-out pacquiao. A feat indeed ! 

    • AlzheimersC

      Ganun din ang palagay ko, pero marami namang makakalaban dyan…ang comeback fight nga ni Tyson mga unknown boxers muna tapos unti-unti ang pagbalik niya bilang top paid boxer when he racks up string of victories.

    • MoneyPakyaw

      that would be a very wise move by Marquez if indeed mag-retire na din sya after he delivered that devastating KNOCK OUT PUNCH.  for sure he and his family could very well afford to live comfortably sa kinita nya and there’s no need na maghangad pa ng sobra sobra.

  • jerome

    The life of Manny is like the movie Rocky…if he would not remove all of the distractions around him well you can say that its just like the movies…

  • delacruzjuana31

    There are Filipinos who are sore losers. Manny Pacquiao is still young at his age as a boxer. He is an athlete who understands that sometimes you lose and not all the time winning. Let him decide his future. He knows better. That knock out alone is not a measurement that he’s not good anymore. The strategy to move in and knock Marquez out was the goal but did not work well. But that’s the beauty, precisely, of planning. It is always a gamble and learn from it. It takes a lot of discipline, motivation and patience to achieve his goals and he has to believe on that…the process that he has to through in order to think and learn.

    • MoneyPakyaw

      I honestly dont think Manny knows what’s good for him.  He should have retired a long long time ago when he was still up and winning and ahead of everyone else.  Money and fame all went to his head, thinking he’s invincible, he tried to do everything and anything na maisipan nya, well because he has the money and he can afford it.  But all those took its toll in his performance as an athlete.

      Now, physical pain of that knock out punch is nothing compared to the psychological nightmare he is now into that will haunt him for the rest of his life.  And because of his hurt pride and ego, he will try to convince himself that he still has it, no matter what,  that may put his life in an even more dangerous situation.

      • AlzheimersC

        Wow ikaw lang ang maysabi niyan “psychological nightmare” Paano kung ordinaryo lang ito kay Manny dahil nakasanayan niya na ang boxing…a temporary setback that the next morning he’ll just shrugged it off and just like doing another day job in office…

      • MoneyPakyaw

        Yes, ordinary lang kay Pacman ang boxing.  But hinde ordinary sa kanya ma knock-out at mapatulog ng kalaban.  Let’s see na lang.  :D

      • AlzheimersC

        Dahil magaling nga si Manny…it takes too long for his opponents to read his adjustments after he was KO by Torrecampo…

        Until an exceptional boxer like Marquez solved the enigma…

        Lets see the adjustments that Manny will do and for how long? till it can be unscrambled once again or maybe not until he retires for good..

  • Raphael


    • MoneyPakyaw

      Sino nga yung original singer ng song na yan na ubod ng plastic?  I remember him saying that Manny’s version of this song is even better than his.  These kind of people, sycophants, that put false beliefs on Manny’s head that causes so much distraction leading to his downfall.  Tsk tsk tsk.

      • AlzheimersC

        This singer is made already financially and had an establish legacy.

        Those words were uttered for the sake of courtesy and the spirit of just having fun in that occasion.

  • LuwigVonMises

    marquez totally deserve the lion share in a rematch and mayweather too. still people don’t see it pacquiao is already dead and gone. there is simply to many fighters out there better than him. and with all the distractions around him i don’t think he will ever become the fighter he use to be.

    • janolinoe

      There is simply to many fighters out there better than Pacman? I don’t think so..they can bet Pacman like Marquez did but they maybe cannot achieved what Pacman does in Boxing history, know tell who are they?

      • LuwigVonMises

        mayweather, nonito donaire, canelo alvarez, marquez, danny garcia, there are others but this are the only one’s i am totally sure of.

      • Govinda Santos

        nonito is not in pacs weight class, alvarez is in the middleweight ranks, danny garcia ? are you kidding? Papatawa ka ba ? pac and may are still the money makers of boxing. That loss of pac isnt gonna change anything as long as he fights aggressively..vintage pac is what we saw last sunday. He just got caught thats all.Fact is jmm was getting a whole lot of a@#s beating before that punch. Dead and gone? thats retarded! No ones gonna watch jmm unless it is against pac! 

      • LuwigVonMises

        mayweather? all those things can be arrange. don’t underestimate garcia because he knocked out khan and morales making them looking like a bunch of clowns. after 2 years pacman will simple become a distant memory. and this people will rule the world of boxing.

      • AlzheimersC

        place your bet, in that way mapakinabangan mo ang prediction mo…foolproof ba iyan? 

      • janolinoe

        Manny Pacqiuao
        one and only boxer eight-division world champion,[5] in which he has won ten world titles, as well as the first one and only boxer to win the lineal championship in four different weight classes.[6]
        Floyd mayweatherfive-division world champion, who has won eight world titles and the Lineal championship in three different weight classes.
        Canelo Álvarez
        WBC Light Middleweight Champion

        juan manual marquez
        1st Mexican-born boxer to become a four-division world champion, winning seven world titles in five different boxing weight classes.[

        Danny Garcíaundefeated American professional boxer of Puerto Rican descent and the current Ring Magazine, WBCand WBA (Super) Light Welterweight Champion.

        I think all that you mention are behind in pacman’s level, mayweather need three division to climb to reach the achievement of pacman Alvarez only one division he has..marquez need more 4 division to fight to pacman level..garcia needs 7 division to reach pacman..they are all under in pacman rules

        maybe they beat pacman or they can  but they cannot did what pacman does in boxing histoy and if this guy is american maybe he is the top 1 greatest boxer of all time..


      • LuwigVonMises

        cotto beaten by a unknown, mosley loss to canelo, morales loss to garcia, and the rest can’t pickup theirs gloves no more. winning against a bunch of weaklings doesn’t count.

      • janolinoe

        canelo only fighting in one division and he fight faded old mosley and his last fight from lopez which is a welterweight, Morales also old and past his prime
        Canelo..he even hadn’t unify hes division
        garcia had ring belt but only in one division and he never been a fighter of the year, to far from pacman..

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