Arum says reputation on the line with Pacquiao-Marquez V

Posted at 02/15/2013 10:12 PM

MANILA – Top Rank CEO Bob Arum stressed that his reputation as a promoter will take a big hit if he fails to arrange a rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez.

Arum said he should be able to strike a deal between Pacquiao and Marquez since both boxers fight under Top Rank.

"Both of these guys are under contract to Top Rank," Arum said in Boxing Scene

"If I can't make the deal under those circumstances, then I don't deserve to be in the business."

Marquez has balked at the idea of facing Pacquiao again, since they have already fought four times.

Out of those four fights, the Mexican drew once and lost twice.

In the fourth installment, however, which took place last December, Marquez knocked out Pacquiao.

"Regarding the fifth fight with Pacquiao, I am not interested in doing it,” said Marquez. “There is no point. The objective was achieved and everything that was outstanding is now finished.”

But Arum insisted that there is no other lucrative fight available for the Mexican.

"You understand, there is no fight that can be made for him - and I'm his promoter - that can be anywhere close to what he would make from Pacquiao," Arum said.

"Boxing is a business and he's going to do what is best for him and his family."