Marquez: There will not be a 5th fight against Pacquiao
By Chris Williams: Once again Juan Manuel Marquez (55-6-1, 40 KO’s) had to remind the media that he’s not going to fight Manny Pacquiao in a 5th fight. Marquez keeps getting hounded by the media about Pacquiao as he trains for his upcoming October 12th fight against WBO welterweight champion Tim Bradley (30-0, 12 KO’s) at the Thomas & Mack Center, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The media wants Marquez to fight Pacquiao again, but it’s no longer interesting for the Mexican warrior after he knocked Pacquiao out cold last December.
A 5th fight would have no meaning for Marquez now, because he proved that he’s the better fighter in their four fights, and the last was the finishing touch on the series. Although Marquez didn’t get more than 1 win in the series, many boxing fans see Marquez as having won all four of the matches, and this writer agrees with that opinion.
Marquez said this to The Record about Pacquiao “There is no fifth fight. Although I’ve been offered a lot of money, I beat him and everything was finalized, and for me it was a great honor to have done well with this story.”
This was a great ending to their series. It’s also very good that Marquez ended the seemingly never-ending fights between them, because one gets the sense that Top Rank would keep matching those guys against each other until into their old age where it wouldn’t be healthy for them to keep fighting. It’s a fight that would continue to draw huge amounts of interest, but it’s not worth it for Marquez.
Marquez already knocked Pacquiao out cold. Besides, with Pacquiao getting the much bigger slice of the pie, it would probably take more money than they would be willing to give Marquez for a 5th fight. 76/24 wouldn’t get the job done this time.
Marquez would want a 50/50 deal, and that’s not going to happen. They’ve not going to give Marquez a 50-50 deal, even though the money that Pacquiao would get for that fight with Marquez would still be better than the cash he would get to fight Tim Bradley or Brandon Rios.