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Fate of 5th Pacquiao-Marquez hinges on Wednesday meeting

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Whether the fifth fight between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez will push through or not will be known when Marquez meets with Top Rank CEO Bob Arum Wednesday night (Thursday in Manila).

According to BoxingScene.com, Marquez will be accompanied by his longtime trainer, Ignacio “Nacho” Beristain, to the meeting where Arum will try to convince the Mexican four-division world champion to agree to a grudge rematch with Pacquiao.

In their fourth fight last Dec. 8, Marquez finally got the Filipino’s number with a one-punch knockout in the final second of the sixth round.

Their first bout in 2004 ended in a draw, while Pacquiao won the second (2008) and third editions (2011) by split and majority decision, respectively.

Marquez has indicated that he isn’t too keen on fighting Pacquiao again, a view shared by Beristain, who told BoxingScene.com that he doesn’t want Marquez to tangle with the Filipino eight-division world champion again because “it would be a dangerous fight (for his ward).”

Despite his apprehensions, however, Beristain said he would abide by whatever Marquez will decide.

If ever the fifth fight pushes through in September, Marquez stands to become the highest paid Mexican athlete ever with projected earnings of $15 million upwards, a big jump from the $6 million guaranteed purse he got in Pacquiao-Marquez 4.

While Macau, Abu Dhabi and Mexico have been prominently mentioned as likely sites for the fifth bout, a return to Las Vegas, despite the stiff US taxes, can’t be brushed aside owing to its prime marketability.

With Pacquiao out of his radar for now, Marquez is looking at brawler Brandon Rios as a possible opponent for his return to the ring in September.

If Marquez plays hard to get or demands a stiff purse, the Pacquiao camp won’t beg him for a fifth fight,  lawyer Jeng Gacal, Pacquiao’s legal adviser, told the Inquirer in an earlier interview. Gacal insists only a Pacquiao fight can give the 39-year-old Marquez financial security once he hangs up his gloves.


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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GUDXSLGDJSVES3MAZKXXMXJXXM Ratzkey

    “Dopamita” will go back to drinking peewee and probably eating his poowoo bcoz no more PEDs this time if the fight happens. The idea of eating poo to get muscles is too much for him than the  millions he will get. He will be looking like Scooby Doo on weigh in and eating more poo on fight night LOL :) Guaranteed this fight will never happen bcoz he knows he will be humiliated and eaten alive this time. If he got his face smashed and almost collapsed with PEDs, what do you think will happen to him with only having Peewoo this time?

  • kalikasanipagtanggol

    Marquez won’t fight pacman again as the history has been sealed with that knockout! There’s no amount of money that could change that! He will secure his spot in Hall of Fame with that record!

  • Mario Salinas

    If Pacquiao loses again to Marquez… wow! Time for Pacman to retire — finally!

  • Nick_Fury

    If Arum dangles the US$15 million guaranteed purse then El PEDinamita will fight for sure. The only thing that is troubling his mind is how can he can get past USADA. He knows Freddie Roach will bat for USADA blood testing so he has to sit down and talk a strategy with his conditioning Doctor er coach on how to hurdle the test. He will pressure his conditioning Doctor er unlicensed pharmacist in coming up with a undetectable PED/Drugs/roid/juice before fight night. El PEDinamita is a lying mexican cheat.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDXEVEFHW2ZT5VWHDWBNM6XGE4 RyanE

    Just split the purse and the ppv 50-50 and the 5th fight will surely materialize.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3UAABFPUE5ZKBXOAGLWL6POGWU joel genese

    If Marquez decided to retire then be it. But if Marquez opted to fight another fighter, that’s a different story.

  • http://yahoo.com koy-bili

    if i were jmm i will never agree on a 5th fight…he saw in the last fight that pacman can brutally punish him even if he was taking PEDs … but luck was on his side aided by pacman’s careless style…



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