Marquez eyes knockout in bout with Pacquiao
LAS VEGAS, USA - Mexican boxing champion Juan Manuel Marquez talked up his return to the ring for a fourth fight against long-time rival Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines on Thursday during an interview to promote a documentary film in his honor.
The star of the documentary feature "Pound for Pound" had lost to Pacquiao with a controversial majority decision when they met in Las Vegas in November. Almost a year on, Marquez told Reuters judges "robbed" him of victory.
"For me to be personally satisfied and to do this fourth fight, I will fight wherever, to return to show I am better than him. So, in Las Vegas the judges now have a great responsibility to know that in November, a year ago, they robbed (us). Now perhaps they will be judging with more vision. They (judges) will not do what they did a year ago. They will be a little insecure that if its a closed round they will think about who they will give it too," he said.
Marquez's Mexican cinematic debut will come just days before his highly-anticipated bout.
Pacquiao and Marquez first faced off against one another in May 2004, fighting to a draw in a twelve-round match that has become legendary in boxing circles. Subsequent matches has also seen Pacquiao win controversially by a split decision in 2008 and again by majority vote last year, sparking intense rivalry between the two foes.
"Pound For Pound" will hit Mexican cinemas on limited release from December 3 with Marquez set to take on Pacquiao on December 8.