Roach wants Pacquiao-Marquez 4 fight before Mayweather
By Chris Williams: Trainer Freddie Roach isn’t satisfied with his fighter Manny Pacquiao winning a controversial points decision over 38-year-old Juan Manuel Marquez last night in Las Vegas, and now wants to see a fourth fight between the two fighters in the first quarter of 2012 rather than seeing Manny move on and face Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 5th.
Bob Arum, the promoter for Pacquiao, will likely have the final word as to whether Pacquiao will fight Marquez again or avoid him for another long extended period like he did after the time he fought Marquez in 2008 and struggled.
Speaking with AFP, Roach said “He [Marquez] has given us problems three times. I think he deserves a rematch first. It’s a fight I don’t want to do again, but I think we have to.”
Here’s the deal: Pacquiao almost has to fight Marquez again, ideally as soon as possible because of how bad he looked. It’s not just a few boxing fans who saw him losing to Marquez last night. We’re talking about massive amounts of people. All you have to do is look at the various internet web forums and blogs to see that reality. Arum can’t put together the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight right now coming off this poor performance from his fighter.
That would be a truly bone-headed move if he were to do that. Pacquiao just got exposed in this fight by a guy that Floyd Mayweather Jr. completely dominated two years ago. Pacquiao has to show that his poor performance was just a fluke by facing Marquez again and showing that he can actually beat him this time without controversy.