Juan Manuel Marquez Deserves A Third Fight With Manny Pacquiao
After Saturday’s sizzling performance against Michael Katsidis in which he scored a ninth round TKO, it appears Juan Manuel Marquez may be on the cusp of a third fight with Manny Pacquiao. And anyone who wants to dispute that can jump off the Brooklyn Bridge.
The man who took Pacquiao to the brink and fell short is one of the best fighters in the world not named Mayweather or Pacquiao. Sure, he lost to the Filipino twice and may get demolished should the opportunity present itself, but this is one of the best fighters in the business we are talking about here, and we still like his chances.
Everyone is wondering who should fight Pacquiao next. Should it be Shane Mosley (too old)? Andre Berto (too young)? Sergio Martinez (too big)? All of those names sound good (really good if your name is Sergio Martinez) but the truth is Marquez has done everything he could to put himself in a position to get another huge payday in a fight he rightfully desires.
For those not aware, Marquez fought Pacquiao back in 2004 and went down three times in the first round before roaring back to earn a draw. That in itself is very impressive. The rematch in 2008 was just as exciting as the first fight but Marquez fell short and lost a highly disputed split decision to Pacquiao. Many thought he deserved the victory and now he has a chance to exact revenge.
Hopefully the boxing Gods hear me and give Marquez what he deserves. Those other guys can wait, or not fight at all for all I care. Juan Manuel Marquez may not have many years left in the sport at age 37 so give him one last huge payday in a fight that is bound to be action packed (for as long as it lasts).
Don’t ruin this as you have done before. Marquez deserves better.