Juan Manuel Marquez done fighting Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao Juan Manuel MarquezJuan Manuel Marquez has fought Manny Pacquiao four times and gone 1-2-1 against him, including a sixth-round knockout win in December. Pacquiao was looking at facing Marquez for a fifth time in a rematch, but Marquez chose to fight Timothy Bradley instead. Now he says he’s done fighting Pac-Man.

“With Manny Pacquiao, [I'm] finished there. I don’t want to fight with Manny Pacquiao because all finished. I won the last three fights. In four fights I won. I don’t want to fight with Manny again,” Marquez told The Los Angeles Times’ Lance Pugmire in an interview.

“I repeat: I don’t want to fight with Manny again because I won the last three fights,” he told Pugmire.

Marquez and Pacquiao fought to a draw in their first bout. Pac-Man won by split decision in 2008, a controversial majority decision in 2011, and then Marquez finally scored the first decisive victory in their series with the knockout in 2012.

There was speculation that Marquez turned down a fifth fight with Pacquiao because he did not want to go to Asia where Pac-Man wanted to fight for tax purposes. But he says he wanted to fight Bradley because he’s a champ.

“I want to win another belt,” says Marquez.

The two are scheduled to meet on Sept. 14.

I have to say, I was pretty tired of Pacquiao-Marquez fights and could surely go without seeing them fight again. At 39 years old, it’s quite possible that he’ll retire soon, too.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/sandy.machiavelli Sandy Machiavelli

    Pac is washed up, he’s done, he’s expired like a sour milk. He belongs in the dumpster. What he is doing now is squeezing any potential dollar earnings that might come along. He’s begging to fight anyone, has been turned down and ignored. He is KAPUT. He will devote to his other job, as politician in the Philippines where he is worshipped by the clueless, uneducated mass, and that’s where he will try to connive them and continue amassing wealth.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Edbatman416 Edward Wayne

    WOW all I see is hate…Manny is a class act..one of the most humblest and actually uses his wealth to help people…and no one can doubt he brought excitement back to boxing. You sandy are strictly a hater. Go in the ring with Manny so he can know you out!

  • Braincleaner

    What Pacquiao needs is to start winning more exciting fights again. He should cast away all distractions from his life and concentrate in boxing to be able to do this. Its a blessing Marquez is playing hard to get. The Pac should ignore this ageing boxer. Let him lose several fights and weight till he begs to fight for what he is really worth. In the meantime Pacquiao should concentrate on winning more championship belts and earn millions of dollars in the process. Marquez will just be a footnote in Pacquiao’s career(the boxer who delivered a lucky punch, ran away, and refused to fight when challenged again). A lot of fighters defeated Muhamad Ali, knocked him down and broke his jaw. And because he is game, they never surpassed Ali in greatness. In fact he was declared a legend.