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Arum, Roach see fifth fight

Marquez ‘bluffing’ for bargaining power


Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez. AP File Photo

As far as promoter Bob Arum and trainer Freddie Roach are concerned, Juan Manuel Marquez is merely “bluffing” to boost his worth and will ultimately agree to a fifth fight with Manny Pacquiao.

“His (Marquez) idea of negotiations,” Arum, CEO of Top Rank Promotions, told Rick Reeno of BoxingScene.com. on Tuesday.

Marquez announced recently that there’s no point for another showdown with Pacquiao, whom he knocked out cold in the sixth round last Dec. 8 at MGM Grand, because the desired result had been achieved.

Roach, a four-time Trainer of the Year, was on the same wave length with Arum.

Arum and Fernando Beltran, Marquez’s promoter, have earlier announced their desire to pursue Pacquiao-Marquez 5 in September, with Macau and Mexico as probable sites.

Though Pacquiao-Marquez 4 was held in Las Vegas, Nevada, Arum wants to take the fifth fight out of the United States due to the steep taxes (39 percent) to be imposed.

In another interview with BoxingScene.com, Roach said Marquez will eventually negotiate because  he “really doesn’t have anything else (but the Pacquiao fight).”

According to Roach, only a fight with either Floyd Mayweather Jr. or Saul “Canelo” Alvarez would approximate what Marquez stands to earn against Pacquiao.

In Pacquiao-Marquez 4, Marquez was guaranteed $6 million, but the imposing victory last December certainly spiked his bargaining power.

Roach, however, said Marquez won’t fight Mayweather again as he was  dominated by the American when they tangled in 2009 in the Mexican’s first foray at 146 pounds.

Alvarez, on the other hand, is deemed to be too big for Marquez at 154 pounds.

While Roach acknowledges that Tim Bradley and the winner between Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado are probable rivals for Marquez, none of them could give the four-division world champion the same retirement check he stands to get from Pacquiao. Roy Luarca


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  • ThePattern

    mag barilan na lang kayo mga u g o k

  • wilfel

    Only Arum and Roach get all th money. Pacquio is only the source that they can get it. Sorry, Manny you’re their HORSE and you need to know how to run away from them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/elmer.domingodelo Elmer Angalan Domingo Del-o

    Offer 12 million to marquez, and he will no doubt take it.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/MJFXCRSCXRWPLL42QQKSINC3AQ Mamerto

      That’s a lil too much an offer.
      $10-M will do, just fine.

  • nieron

    The Pacquiao and Marquez fight is just like betting in a  lottery. There will be alot of possibilities that might happen. One power punch from any of them would be fatal. 

    Now the game could be all about Psyco-war, where preparations at hand is the key element, and money, fame, dignity are other factors to consider

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/MJFXCRSCXRWPLL42QQKSINC3AQ Mamerto

      Yeah. Anybody’s game. Even Odds.
      This time, I guess I’ll bet on Manny…, $500.

  • Jun Go

    ano ito shake rattle and roll movie?  walang katapusan?

    puro pera lang naman ang mga habol nito.

    si pacman dapat umalis na sa kongreso, at mag-focus na lang sa boxing di kaya sa pagiging artista.

  • Jeanne Thompson

    How I miss the days of Ali, Foreman and Fraizier. They fight to know who is the best. Money is not the main objective.

  • julieboy

    CORNY NA!!!!!!! Arum and Roach just want more money.Tama na sobra na leave Manny alone so he can live longer and enjoy life.

  • ethan ralph siapuetco

    Possible !

    Because Marquez Status Right Now Is Only Bankable To Pacman Deal, At 40 Of age’ Marquez Name Will Never Sell Ticket In Vegas Even Denzel Washington His Opponent.

    The Only Thing Marquez Maybe His Worries Is The Nuclear Arsenal That Possible Pacman To Give Him In 5th Unless The Bout is only Orchestrated ( I Didn’t Say Its All For Money 0(‘-’)0 )

    ” Maybe For The Love Of The Game And For All Boxing Patrons Around The World “

  • Juan_Smith

    Ano pa man ang mangyari, dapat magpataas ng presyo si Marquez. Nasa edad ng pagretiro na siya at wala naman siyang  di pangkaraniwan na titulo na ididepensa dahil marami naman siyang talo at hindi maganda ang kanyang naipalabas na kakayahan sa ibang laban(maliban sa huli) at isa pa’y nagsilabasan na ang sumusunod na henerasyong boksingero.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ja.aacer Ja Aacer

    HAHHAH WALA NA KWENTA C PACMAN…. DI NA SA KNYA ANG FAME NG BOXING NGAUN.. LETS SUPPORT NEW HERO DONIRE…. MGHINTO NLANG CYA AT MG FCUS SA POLITIKA BKA SA ATAT NA ATAT NYA N MAGLABAN ULIT MAMATAY PA CYA SAYANG NMN. 



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