Marquez doesn’t need to face Pacquiao again
By Chris Williams: Juan Manuel Marquez (55-6-1, 40 KO’s) proved all he had to prove in beating Manny Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38 KO’s) by an unforgettable 6th round knockout this month in Las Vegas, Nevada, and I don’t see there being any real point in Marquez continuing on with his series of fights with Manny. The fourth fight was conclusive to determine that Marquez is the better fighter of the two.
Marquez dominated Pacquiao in the first three fights, and then knocked him out in the fourth fight. I don’t see real reason for the series to continue, and it’s only going to be bad for Pacquiao if it does because Marquez has gotten the better of him all four fights and it’s getting worse for him lately.
It’s still up in the air whether Marquez will continue his boxing career because his wife is pushing him to get out. He was supposed to in his last fight, but his 6th round knockout win has him thinking about sticking around a little while longer.
I think Marquez should ignore Pacquiao and just the Filipino finish out his days fighting whoever his promoter Bob Arum can find for him in his Top Rank stable. Marquez should look to fight WBO welterweight champion Tim Bradley to go after a fourth world title. I think that’s a more interesting fight than Marquez fighting Pacquiao again.
Marquez has proved himself as the better fighter than Pacquiao in four fights of theirs, so how many more times does Marquez have to keep fighting him? It doesn’t end and it’s not helping Pacquiao because he’s starting to take bad beatings against Marquez that could eventually do something to him. I haven’t noticed any slurring of speech, tremors or memory problems from Pacquiao, but these problems could surface in the future if Pacquiao keeps taking bad beatings like the one he took in his loss to Marquez.
Marquez needs to be the one that sets limits here by saying no to Arum and Pacquiao, because I think this thing will continue for as long as their fights draw 1 million pay per view buys. Arum doesn’t have anyone else that can bring in those kinds of numbers in a fight with Pacquiao. The one guy he had was Miguel Cotto, but he recently left Arum’s promotional company.
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