Marquez says fans don't want a 5th Pacquiao fight

Posted at 02/05/13 9:58 PM

 MANILA – Mexican boxer Juan Manuel Marquez sees no point in granting Manny Pacquiao another bout following his decisive victory over the fighting congressman last December.

“[I] am not interested in doing it, [there’s] no point, since [my] objective was achieved,” Marquez said in an interview with The Record, referring to their supposed fifth fight.

The 39-year-old Mexican said he has chased the Filipino for eight years.

Out of their four ring encounters, he only managed one clear victory over Pacquiao.

He also believes that fight fans are no longer interested to see them fight at again.

"The most important thing is that everything settled positively for me. Nor do I think that the fans have interest in seeing a rematch between us,” said the Mexican counterpuncher.

With a tinge of bitterness, Marquez admitted feeling bad over the results of their first three fights.

In 2004, the Mexican managed to salvage a controversial draw despite being knocked down thrice by the then rising Filipino star.

Four years later, Marquez lost his WBC super featherweight belt to Pacquiao when the Mexican lost the fight by split decision.

Pacquiao won again via a controversial majority decision over the Mexican in 2011 in the third installment of their bitter rivalry.

"He did not give me a chance, just not convincingly won the other fights, knew I overcame [in those bouts],” said Marquez.

The Mexican said Pacquiao has himself to blame for his knockout loss last December.

Marquez said the Filipino granted him a fourth fight because he knew he lost their previous matches.

"By giving me the opportunity, Manny Pacquiao gave it to himself, because he wanted a clear win," he said.

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