Pacquiao-Marquez IV to be held in Mexico?
MANILA, Philippines – A potential fourth fight between great rivals Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao of the Philippines and Juan Manuel Marquez of Mexico may be held in Marquez's hometown of Mexico City.
Talks of a fourth Pacquiao-Marquez bout has been gathering steam lately, and Marquez fanned the flames further in an interview with RingTV.
"Maybe I'll fight with Manny on November 10. (Promoter Fernando) Beltran said that, but I need to wait for Bob Arum," Marquez said.
Pacquiao recently lost his welterweight title to American Timothy Bradley Jr., and the two may engage in a rematch on November 10.
But the Pacquiao-Bradley bout is currently being investigated and the Filipino boxer has already said that a fourth bout with his Mexican rival is also an option for him.
"May posibilidad 'yan, pero wala pang napag-uusapan," he told ABS-CBN News' Alex Santos.
"If Bob Arum says that I'll fight with Manny on November 10, that would be great for me. I don’t know what will happen. It's maybe, I'm not sure," Marquez said.
"Bob Arum said Manny might want to fight me in Mexico. That would be a great thing for me," he added.
Pacquiao and Marquez's controversial third bout was held in Las Vegas last November, wherein Pacquiao escaped with a majority decision victory.
Following that fight, a dismayed Marquez said if he does fight Pacquiao for a fourth time, it should not be held in Las Vegas.
Marquez emphasized that he is unsure if a fourth bout with Pacquiao will happen in Mexico, adding he needs to talk to the Filipino boxer and his promoter about it.
"I need to see what Bob Arum says, and what Pacquiao says," he said.
"Pacquiao wants to fight me in Mexico, and Bob Arum has said the same. I don't know, I need to wait," Marquez added.
But a fourth bout is definitely something he would be eager to do.
"My people want to see me fight Manny again, and I'd feel very happy to do it again," Marquez said.
The Mexican champion also sounded off on the controversial result of Pacquiao’s bout with Bradley, saying he believes Pacquiao defeated the American by four points.
"I had Pacquiao winning eight rounds and Bradley winning four rounds," he said.