Marquez Denies Rumors Of Fifth Pacquiao Fight
Four years after his final time in the ring, Juan Manuel Marquez has come out to reject the idea of a fifth fight against Manny Pacquiao.
The 44 year old fighter was rumored to have his mind on running it back with Pacquiao, after watching his rival prepare for his July 14th WBA welterweight title clash against Lucas Matthysse.
Marquez retired in May 2014, following a twelve round decision over Mike Alvarado at The Forum in Los Angeles.
According to the rumors, overseas investors willing to put up $60 million for a fifth fight between the two.
“I won’t fight with Pacquiao. They are saying on the networks that there is $60 million dollars [to do a fifth fight] – but even if there was $100 [million] I wouldn’t do it,” Marquez stated.
Top Rank’s CEO Bob Arum even attempted to set up a fifth showdown, with Marquez rejected every offer presented.
Marquez would knock Pacquiao out in the sixth round of their fourth fight in 2012, after losing two razor thin decision and a draw in their first meeting.
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