Our long waiting for the long rivalry is now dated! Every viewers and fans of the upcoming showdown Pacquiao vs. Marquez are excited on what will happen and who will win in that fight. Right now it is to early to discuss. We need to know first the details of the fight. The pride of Mexico’s Juan Manual Marquez officially signed a contract to fight Manny Pacquiao for the third time this year November 12, it most likely happen in Las Vegas. Marques with 52-5-1 38KO’s will guarantee $5million, Marquez also going to get $10million and an upside in the pay-per-view in case a rematch is held should if he wins and Pacquiao with 53-3-2, 38KO’s giving a chance Marquez to prove his self again. In 2004 Marquez is knocked down three times in the first round, but still results for a draw. And in 2008 Pacquiao wins against Marquez with a Split decision and one judge’s card scores 114-113 in favor of Pacquiao. The Top Rank and Golden Boy Promotions got the deal and settled the signing of contract that has been made. And now Marquez cut off his long time waiting, and got the chance to meet again the Pound for Pound King Manny Pacquiao inside the ring. Even though Pacquiao have not seen the contract yet, Top Rank Bob Arum does not see any problem about Manny Pacquiao not signing the papers. Pacquiao’s adviser Michael Koncz will be in charge to discuss the contract before Bob Arum fly to Manila this weekend.
“Marquez is definitely the frontrunner we’re looking at, but I have not yet sat down with Bob to discuss our financial deal, “Koncz told ESPN. “Bob and I will do that this week before I leave to go see Manny in the Philippines on Sunday.”
“I’ll talk with Bob and see what his offer for Manny’s purse is and all the other thing involved, and then I will take that to Manny. I have the parameters from Manny, but Bob and I have not yet had a meeting of the minds,” he added. “Bob has one component for the fight, but he needs two. We have not agreed to the fight or the terms, but we are certainly discussing it. We’ve always been able to come to an agreement.”
The Pacquiao vs. Marquez will fight at a catch-weight of 144 pounds. Marquez is moving up again from 135 pounds after doing so in his bout with Floyd May weather Jr. two years ago, while Pacquiao will go down from 147 pounds. Even though they already have the contract and signed it already, this coming July 2, Juan Manuel Marquez is set to fight with the American David Diaz in Mexico City. Pacquiao beat Diaz in 2008 and capture the WBC or World Boxing Council lightweight crown. Marquez should win the upcoming tune up fight, if not there will be a chance that the fight Pacquiao vs. Marquez will have along discussions and maybe it will not happen anymore. “He’s (Marquez) going to do that fight, and if he loses, he’s out,” said Bob Arum of the Marquez-Diaz showdown.
On what have happen in boxing right now, Juan Manuel Marquez is like a baby who is craving to get back the lollipop that has been taken away from him by Manny Pacquiao. And now Finally, for many years of challenging and faming the Pound for Pound King Manny Pacquiao, Marquez is given the opportunity to show us, and prove his self that he is the real winner when it comes to their past fight last 2004 and 2008. “I feel great. This is what I wanted and the contract is also what I was hoping it would be. So now we have to get back to the gym and prepare myself for the tune up fight in July. I will do it under Marquez Promotions and it will probably be in Mexico City, said Marquez. “There is always a risk when taking a tune up fight but I feel that I need the activity to be 100% ready for the Pacquiao challenge.” About the Manny Pacquiao fight “I will beat him, and will do it for all of the Mexican people. It will be a tough fight, but I will win again just like I did before in 2004 and 2008. If I beat him again the reward will be bigger in the near future. The Mexican fans and the Latin fans want this fight and they will support me.” A winner himself in 2004 and 2008 is probably pointing out that he is the best and strong between Pacquiao vs. Marquez fight. This fight will be the answer on what happened on their past fight. The long rivalry have to come, but before it will happen both boxers, suppose to do their Job, Marquez have to focus in his coming fight in this July so that there is no reason that Pacquiao vs. Marquez will be off. And for our Champion Manny Pacquiao will need to focus on his congressional works, as he is elected as the representative of the Sarangani Province in the Philippines. Pacquiao is a Boxing Congressman and also a singer which makes him big icon here in the world. Pacquiao somehow unites every Filipino in every fight he had and some people of the Philippines are supporting him in every steps he is going to take. Let us wait for some updates of the two professional boxers, and let just not predict what will happen and whose going to win on this fight. Because it maybe not like we expected like we are expecting to the showdown Pacquiao vs. Mosley. Every interviews of Mosley he always say that he’s coming against Pacquiao and will knock out Pacquiao in just any round it can be, but what happened is, he is the one who is knocked down by Pacquiao on the third round of their fight.