Marquez writes book on 'how he beat Pacquiao'
MANILA, Philippines – Juan Manuel Marquez has taken his animosity toward Manny Pacquiao to a whole new level.
According to Boxing Scene, the Mexican counter punching specialist is coming out with a book titled, "Yes, I beat you Pacquiao."
The book, which will be presented this weekend at an international book fair, contains details of Marquez’s controversial trilogy with the Filipino boxer.
The Mexican boxer also talks about portions of his career and the qualities that made him one of the best fighters in the world.
"[This book is about] how I worked to achieve what I have achieved, with character, courage, and the desire that must be there to get what you want," said Marquez.
"The book which I wrote, and obviously I was helped a little with editing, was based on what I did and what I did to succeed. I speak of discipline, responsibility, and to do so in a book is very important because it's a great way for people to know a little bit more about me."
Marquez first fought Pacquiao to a draw in 2004. In that fight, he suffered three first-round knockdowns before rallying in the later rounds.
In 2008, Pacquiao edged him with a split decision and took away his World Boxing Federation (WBC) super featherweight title.
Their third fight, which took place last November, saw the Filipino boxer winning by a controversial unanimous decision.
Marquez claimed he won in all their three bouts.
The Mexican toughie is now hoping he could get a fourth bout against Pacquiao on November 10.