'Marquez, Pacquiao even in a 5th bout'
But Mexican will win again, says super middleweight champ
MANILA – Four-time super middleweight champion Carl Froch expects an even fight between Manny Pacquiao and his Mexican rival Juan Manuel Marquez now that they are approaching the end of their careers.
Although the two fighters have yet to reach a deal for a fifth bout, Froch believes Pacquiao and Marquez can still deliver a thrilling match even if they've already fought four times.
“It’s unbelievable they have fought each other so many times and are looking at fighting again, but yeah, I think it would be a great fight,” said Froch in On The Rope Boxing Radio.
“They are both really great fighters, they are both ageing athletes, especially Marquez, he’s 40 now. You’ve gotta look at that and take that into account. Manny Pacquiao has had a lot of fights and he’s getting old himself, so it would be quite a fair match up, an even match.”
Froch predicted that Marquez will be able to hammer out a tight victory over Pacquiao should they meet in the ring again.
“I think Marquez coming off the back of the wins he had, he would probably edge it, even though Pacquiao just beat Bradley. It’s a close one, I’d probably edge towards Marquez,” he said.
But the Mexican remains mum about the possibility of meeting Pacquiao again.
Although he has hinted he's interested in challenging Pacquiao for the WBO welterweight title, he has also said he ended his rivalry with the Filipino when he knocked out Pacquiao in 2012.