No US bout for Pacquiao, Marquez


Manny Pacquiao likely won’t fight Juan Manuel Marquez in the US. Photo AP

The fifth fight between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez is likely to push through in September, but not in Las Vegas as originally envisioned.

Promoter Bob Arum, miffed by the steep taxation being applied to high income taxes in the United States, told The Sweet Science Wednesday that he’s inclined to stage the titanic bout in gambling haven Macau, Marquez’s homeland Mexico or Singapore.

From 35 percent, prime tax rate in the US has been raised to 39.6 percent, prompting Arum to raise a howl of protest. “Enough is enough,” Arum said.

If ever, Arum thinks there’s no need to hype Pacquiao-Marquez V anymore.

Just the clip of Marquez knocking out Pacquiao cold with a right straight before the sixth round ended will lure fight fans in or prompt them to buy pay-per-view.

That brutal knockout is sure to earn Marquez his biggest paycheck ever, upwards of $15 million, in September.

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  • slim6744

    I could be MORE……”Articulate”…if I wanted to…’till next time. 

  • slim6744

    A PROFESSIONAL fighter…..will LISTEN to the LURE of FAME and FORTUNE first…..before he listens to some GOOD WORDS of ADVICE….that make sense. after all, IF he calls it quits…..HOW COULD HE LIVE with his FRIENDS, and NOT   be called a COWARD?

    REDEMPTION is too tempting to pass up. And then you have the ORDERS…..from the GENERAL himself….THE PROMOTER…..after all …he has to get his “cut” (Money) that he well may deserve.

    Muhammad Ali looks miserable to me. A man who “talked” first, and PUNCHED his opponents later is a STELLAR example. Even with ALL of his MEDICATIONS…..he still SHAKES uncontrollably. like a banana tree during typhoon BOPHA.  

    Myself…..NOT ALL THE MONEY in the world is WORTH the risk of INCAPACITATION…after all, you would still look SILLY sitting in a wheelchair. Whenever PACMAN’S trainer talks…..I can hardly understand what he says. This man is PUNCH DRUNK, he stutters when he talks, and his verbal communication is MUSHY…for all intents and purposes.   Taking medications are just “patch” jobs…”’till the next interview.”

    The HUMAN BRAIN……was NEVER MADE to be a PUNCHING BAG. It was made for HIGHER LEARNING, INVENTIONS,  INNOVATION, and the good of mankind. Other than this….we use it instead……FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES. 

    Let’s SEE what happens in the future. 

  • Ratzkey

    “Just the clip of Marquez knocking out Pacquiao cold with a right
    straight before the sixth round ended will lure fight fans in or prompt

    • Rene

      How could you say that the KO was staged. The KO was a life and death situation for MP and yet you say it was staged just to lure millions more to somebody’s pocket? Are you into something???

  • Pitbulldog

    I think if the bout pushes through, Pacquaio would be the one ducking and running away from the punches of El Dinamita after he has experienced the lethal power of his foe’s blows.  Most likely, if ever Pacquaio survives the fight, he will end up crying of robbery just like what Marquez did in their previous bouts..After that traumatic knockout,  Pacquaio will never ever have that confidence he once had before his fights with Marquez.  It will all be fear this time around.  He should practice the sweet science of running away from opponents like the way black boxers do to win, slap and run, slap and run, then pray at the end of the bout he will win.

    • Ratzkey

      What punches are you talking about? That baby lucky punch? Maybe you meant the punches that busted Marquez’s face? LOL

      • rbrtsmith

        still sore about it? marquez was the better fighter, more technical. c’mon pacquiao lost to jmm fair and square. i do understand you were trying to console yourself in thinking it was a lucky punch. look at the video again, if you dare, and you’ll see it was a legit punch. only losers like you will find excuses.

      • Milenis

        Guy went into his second puberty at 39 years old folks. I don’t need to say anything anymore.

      • Rene

        The baby punch have made Pacquiao sleep for two minutes. The punches that knockdown JMM are Sissy punches. In all the 5 knockdowns of JMM, total referee counts is 5 x 8 = 40 while MP sleeping in 2 minutes = 120 counts. JMM’s baby punch is lethal while MP’s punch are punch of a Sissy girl.

  • Allan

    by the way, the number of comments which is sparse, tells us that the people are no longer interested in pacquiao.

    • batangpaslit

      not necessarily
      the detractors is running out of ill comments against Manny

  • Allan

    i thought i’d never say this about pacquiao – his glory days are gone. there’s no way but down. one more fight for the money, no longer for the country. it’s a pity he does not know his limits.


    why not stage the fight in the Philippines?  Pacquiao should insists on having it done in his country to generate much needed revenue and tourism

  • Divina Wind

    Pacquiao should have more training time to improve his reflexes (During his last fight, his reflexes were terribly and scarily lousy.) and should have new a tactician team. (Parang walang bago sa mga tactic niya during his last fight. Everybody knows that in any kind of game, pag natatalo ng madalas o  hindi na A okay ang performance ng team, dapat palitan na ang coaching or tactician team.)

    • batangpaslit

      you have a point

  • upupperclassman

    Pacquiao should not allow Arum to run his life. He should stop acting like a mercenary gladiator of Arum and tell Arum to go to hell!

    • batangpaslit

      my view too

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