Pacquiao ‘not chasing Marquez’

Floyd Jr an option, says Gacal


Rep. Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao will not chase after Juan Manuel Marquez if the Mexican chooses to run away from a fifth fight.

“If (we cannot get a fight with) Marquez, then we’ll look for a better opponent,” lawyer Franklin Gacal, Pacquiao’s legal adviser, told the Inquirer yesterday.

Gacal was reacting to reports that Marquez, who sneaked in a right straight that knocked out Pacquiao cold in the sixth round last Dec. 8, doesn’t want another showdown with his two-time tormentor.

If Marquez doesn’t change his mind soon, Gacal said Team Pacquiao will consider other capable opponents, especially Floyd Mayweather Jr.

“We’re willing to sit down with the camp of Mayweather (if he’s interested),” said Gacal, who added that Marquez’s refusal to fight Pacquiao again could only mean that the Mexican is “scared” of the possible “conditions” the Filipino camp might include in the fight contract.

Gacal said that, for one, they will require random drug testing before and after the fifth bout that could rival Pacquiao-Mayweather in magnitude and drawing power.

The lawyer also said they do not care if Marquez, in saying there’s no point doing a fifth fight, is sending a message that he should be on top of the negotiations.

Pacquiao, Gacal insists, is the main draw and therefore should dictate the terms.

In Pacquiao-Marquez 4, held at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the Mexican was guaranteed $6 million against Pacquiao’s $23 million.

While his devastating win over Pacquiao may have boosted Marquez’s paycheck, he would be lucky to get a 60-40 deal with the eight-division world champion, whose chances of squeezing through a fight in April get slimmer by the day.

“Well, he (Pacquiao) can live with that,” said Gacal. “If ever there’s no April fight, then we’ll wait for September.”

He remains hopeful, though, that Marquez would be Pacquiao’s next fight.

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  • Juan

    pacquiao just lost his reythm he just doesnt have it any more i think he should just hang the towel and retire. i think pacquiao shouldnt fight a 5th time i think he should just retire before something serious happen to him again.

  • Wendell

    Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez V Will Feature Strict PED Testing

    By Alex Groberman, Wed, January 30, 2013 | Opposing Views
    Juan Manuel Marquez earned a very impressive victory over Manny Pacquiao this past December. Whereas Pacquiao picked up his two wins over Marquez by way of controversial decisions and questionable scoring, Marquez got his in the only manner which does not lend itself to questioning after the fact. A knockout is a knockout. There can’t be any arguments about the validity or legitimacy of a knockout.



    Before his last fight even happened, Marquez was forced to confront questions regarding how precisely at age 39 he was suddenly in the best shape of his life. Mind you, he didn’t have to fend these inquiries off from bloggers and TV provocateurs; Freddie Roach, one of the most respected men in all of boxing, famously said in an interview: “If [his body] is natural, I will kiss his a**. [Marquez] has gotten bigger and gained weight – it throws up a red flag. I’ve been accused so many times of my fighters being on steroids (that) I hate to accuse other people. But it is part of our life, part of the world we live in.”

    The accusations, while not based off anything more than the eye test, were there for a reason. It wasn’t just that Marquez suddenly had more strength and such a sculpted physique, it was also about who helped him attain both. His new association with Angel Guillermo “Memo” Heredia, an admitted PED peddler, raised a lot of red flags. And while Marquez has consistently denied doing anything wrong, natural human reasoning suggests that if you suddenly become stronger and bigger after linking up with a guy who provides illicit materials that help you do just that – maybe there is a connection there.

    For his part, Marquez has denied the charges.

    “You can say anything you want, but [if] you don’t have any proof, it means nothing,” Marquez told SI com (Sports Illustrated). “I told them I am willing to take any exam they want. Let’s go together, we’ll do it together.”

    To Marquez’s credit, he did take the tests. And those tests did come back clean. Of course, as we have learned over the years, the tests conducted don’t test for everything. Something athletes are all too aware of.

    “As far as people thinking I am taking steroids? I would take the test. Let them take my blood,” the 39-year-old said in another interview. “I don’t care. [I would do it] just to shut everybody up. Of course my fight tests have always been clean. I don’t know how those rumors get started”

    All of which leads us to this: inevitably, Pacquiao’s team will enforce much stricter PED testing guidelines this time. On the last go-round they saw Marquez get bigger and stronger, but they still cockily believed they would beat him anyway. Following the events that took place last December – they know better now.

    When negotiations officially begin for a fifth bout, expect for testing to supplant purse split as the big topic of interest.

  • Wendell

    Daring to Ask the PED Question

    By Bill Simmons on February 1, 2013 | Grantland
    □ My favorite recent look-the-other-way example: Juan Manuel Marquez couldn’t knock down Manny Pacquiao for 36 solid rounds over three of their fights. Before their third fight, the 39-year-old Marquez aligned himself with a disgraced strength-and-conditioning coach named Angel Heredia (Google his name and PEDs; it’s a fun 10 minutes), *arrived in Vegas so ripped that he weighed in four pounds under the 147-pound limit, knocked Pacquiao down early with a vicious power punch, then coldcocked him a few rounds later with one of the single greatest knockout punches ever thrown. What did we do? We bought the fight, gathered in our living rooms. We oohed and aahed, tweeted our disbelief and **forwarded the YouTube clip around. And when Marquez passed the bogus post-fight drug test — for the record, Keith Richards in 1978 after a night at Studio 54 could pass one of boxing’s drug tests — everyone let the moment go.

    Know this: Every boxing fan I know believes that Marquez enhanced his chances that night. …

    □ I had planned on writing about PED profiling in my deleted mailbag answer about Peterson, if only because it’s so unfair that certain athletes (say, Marquez and A-Rod) make it impossible for something like Peterson’s absolutely incredible comeback to happen without people wondering,
     “Hmmmmmmmm.” We’ve been burned too many times by the words “absolutely incredible.” Now we’re here. So we wondered. And kept wondering. I probably received 700 “Do you think Peterson is doing this legitimately?” e-mails in November and December. Some were funny, some were thoughtful, some were crazy. All of them made me think.


  • Wendell

    Sports in 2012: The bad and the ugly
    By CBC | CBC – Fri, 21 Dec, 2012 | Yahoo! News Canada
    □ As ever in modern sports, eye-popping performances from men and women of all ages raised suspicion of improper means. There was 16-year-old Chinese girl Ye Shiwen winning two Olympic gold medals in the pool, and boxer Juan Manuel Marquez (working with former track and field PED peddler Angel Heredia) discovering the fountain of power at 39, blasting Manny Pacquiao into unconsciousness when he hadn’t knocked his rival down in three previous 12-round bouts.

    TO READ MORE, go to Yahoo! News Canada website.

  • Wendell

    Originally posted by tlarry, Feb. 6, 2013 at Boxing Scene forum (Thread: Marquez is Firm: I’m Not Interested, I Don’t Owe Pacquiao)

    Marquez Is Drunk; Pacquiao GAVE Him 4 Shots…What A Punk

    He “acheived the desired result”…. Exactly, he would have begged and begged, and begged Pacquiao for as many fight as he could get out of him for just ONE WIN…. that’s the desired results. What a deadbeat. He was getting busted up, beaten, behind on all three score cards, until he caught Pac with one bomb, one second left in the round. It’s funny how soon he forgets how often he kept bringing up how much he wanted to fight Pacquio; he did it after each of the three previous fights. Each time, Pacquiao accomodated with another fight. JMM didnt like the result, he begged for another fight. Didn’t like that result, pleaded for another fight. Catches Pac with one bomb, then it’s “I am firm. I see no reason why I need to fight Pacquiao again… I achieved the result I looked for”…. What, a lucky knock out? Said he “earned the right to fight Pacquiao”…. REALLY? fighting, dominating who? Mayweather stopped you. You ducked Erik Morales. You wouldn’t even fight Gesta last July when offered to you, as you claimed you wanted a southpaw. You wouldn’t fight Guerrero. You wouldn’t fight Maidana. JMM… did you beat anyone that Pacquiao beat also, EARNING the right to fight Manny”…. OR was it just the best money out there for Pacquiao. You beat nobody, you fought nobody. You wouldn’t fight Cotto, you wouldn’t fight Rios. YOU FOUGHT NOBODY. YOU BECAME A RICH MEXICAN, BECAUSE MANNY PACQUIAO GAVE YOU THE 4 OF THE 5 BEST PAYDAYS OF YOUR LIFE, and you claim you owe him no rematch. YOU KNOW that fight was not headed in the direction you wanted, you weren’t going to make it 12 rounds, and you got your Hail Mary, one punch out of nowhere lottery ticket. If you never fight Pacquiao again, then Erik Morales has always been right; you’re one big *****.

  • Wendell

    Juan Manuel Marquez Says He’s a Clean Fighter, Annoyed by PEDs Speculationby Robert Littal | Posted on Tuesday, December 11th, 2012 | BlackSportsOnline□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════**Marquez can be annoyed all he likes, but there are valid reasons why people would be suspicious. I have no doubt his tests will come back clean because they didn’t do Olympic Style Random Drug Testing for this fight. They just collected urine before and after, so it would be easy to come off any PEDs he was taking in preparation for the fight and still test clean.═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□ JUST USING COMMON SENSE, the older you get as a boxer your skills and power decrease. Very rarely do you see in boxing someone who is considered a good, but not great puncher become a one punch knockout artist overnight.EVEN MORE RARE is to see someone become a one punch knockout artist when they are moving up in weight at 39 years old, they knock out someone who hasn’t been KOed in 17 years and who they personally hadn’t even knocked down in 36 rounds of boxing.□ THE #1 REASON FOR THE SPECULATION besides the drastic body change was the fact that Marquez’s strength and conditioning coach is BALCO snitch Angel Hernandez. Hernandez once bragged about having over 20 undetectable steroids in his possession. Now, he says he is a changed man and trains athletes the proper way.**MARQUEZ CAN BE ANNOYED ALL HE LIKES, but there are valid reasons why people would be suspicious. I have no doubt his tests will come back clean because they didn’t do Olympic Style Random Drug Testing for this fight. They just collected urine before and after, so it would be easy to come off any PEDs he was taking in preparation for the fight and still test clean.□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□I DON’T KNOW WHAT MARQUEZ WAS DOING, but whatever it was in the last two fightsagainst Pacquiao he has shown increase strength to the point that his KO of Pacquiao spawned a million Memes (which you can see here). Was it hard work or something else? Only Marquez knows the truth.□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□TO READ MORE, go to blacksportsonline(dot)com.

  • bongbongforpresident1

    Nonito donaire time boys bring some swagger back to the flag tsaka the mans due pac should step aside on his political dynasty and be a corrupt lawmaker like his master and mentor chavit and the majority of our government.kita nyo ba left hook ni nito? Tsaka hindi talbog talbog na parang jols abang lang tsaka proper ang english doesnt struggle and says “well” at thw beggining od every sentence haha filipino flash ang bongbong marcos bring the pride and intelligence back

  • McAlaglag

    Mayweather or no Mayweather, Pacquiao needs another fight with Marquez and win.  He has little or no market value at this point.  Let the promoters arrange it.  There’s still a lot of money to be made even if this is the last fight for both. Pacquiao stands to make even more if he wins. If there’s a next fight, he will have to stop everything and concentrate.  Politics, preaching, singing, and acting, among other things will have to be sidelined if not abandoned.  

  • bongbongforpresident1

    Bad trip dehin na post ung continuation

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