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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Marquez: “There’s no point”, on Pacquaio’s fifth bout; Do you believe it will still happen?

It is earlier said that Pacquaio-Marquez 5 is done deal. But I don’t believe it. After Marquez knocked out Pacquiao cold on December 8, he said that a fifth bout with Pacquaio will be up to his wife’s decision. He promised his wife that he will retire whatever the outcome of the fourth fight. So, I am not surprised why he said that “there’s no point” for another bout.

"I made a promise and I know that promises are debts," Márquez said in an interview with CNN en Español.

However, I don’t believe also that Pacquiao-Marquez will not happen. I’m sure Marquez is just buying time before he will finally say—‘yes’ in order to gain more leverage to the negotiation table. The more he will say ‘no’ the more offer Arum will bring in front of him.

A lot of Marquez fans were saying that he is a man of pride and not of money and that he will take away his win against Pacquiao to his retirement. Let’s say that is really the case. But still I am sure the fight will happen.

The same pride will pressure Marquez to give Pacquiao the shot for his revenge. Of course, let us not be so hypocrite; let us also include the pressure that the amount of money will bring to push him to fight. This will be the biggest payday of his career. Eight-digit is a good packed-lunch for his retirement.

There’s point or no point, it is either money or pride; bottom line we will be watching Pacquiao vs. Marquez 5 or Marquez vs. Pacquiao 5 (whatever) in September.

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