Juan Manuel Marquez says that he still has no desire to fight Pacquiao again, and that the boxing public has no interest in a 5th fight either. According to Marquez, what fans want is Pacquiao vs Mayweather, not Pacquiao vs Marquez 5.
"I think the fight that the fans want is Manny and Floyd. That’s what they want to see and they should do it. I have already had four fights with Pacquiao, and many people would prefer to see these two opponents face each other in the ring. I think if we voted on what fight people want to see, I sure they would want to see Pacquiao vs Mayweather Jr. There is talk of a fifth fight [with Pacquiao], but I am not losing any sleep over it. I am preparing to fight against Alvarado and I don’t care about any other fight," Marquez said.
Marcos Maidana tells Elie Seckbach that he’d easily beat Manny Pacquiao.
@KingGabRosado staying sharp.
It’s hard to believe that Ishe Smith was in camp training for Lara, but he won’t accept a fight with Rosado on 3 weeks notice. #TeamRosado
Woke up this morning and I felt like keeping it 💯. Think of all the matches we’ve already missed out on, and the great matches we’ll keep missing out on in years to come.
Pacquiao vs Mayweather. Donaire vs Mares. Rios vs Garcia. Provodnikov vs Matthysse. Rigondeaux vs Santa Cruz. Canelo vs Martinez. Kid Chocolate vs anyone relevant at 160. Stevenson vs Kovalev. Marquez vs Maidana. And the list goes on and on…
Who would you personally like to see Pacquiao fight next?
Marquez, Alvarado, Provodnikov, and a rematch with Bradley are the only 4 realistic options for Pacquiao right now.
From what we’re hearing from Top Rank’s match maker and the WBO, it looks like the winner of Marquez vs Alvarado will be Pacquiao’s next opponent.
However if the winner suffers an injury, don’t be surprised if we get Pacquiao vs Bradley 3 or maybe even Pacquiao vs Provodnikov.
Personally I’d like to see Pacquiao vs Provodnikov. Why? Because style’s make fights and I want to see Pacquiao get pushed and pressured to see if somehow he’ll go back to the “old” Manny. Pacquiao was at his best when his opponents came straight forward at him, and that’s exactly what Ruslan would do. I would expect Manny to outbox and beat Provodnikov, but I think we’d have some fireworks between the two. I think Provodnikov’s pressure would force Pacquiao to stand his ground and fight back with power the way he was doing against Marquez in rounds 4-6. Personally that’s the fight I’d like to see.
#PacBradley presser. The media kept asking Manny about a potential match up with @FloydMayweather, and this is Bob Arums reaction.
*BTW, a 40 millions dollar deal was on the table before. But no one from Top Rank took it seriously enough to fly out and sit down with Floyd Mayweather and his staff. Instead they dismissed it, and told us Manny was still suffering from a cut from his fight 6 months ago, and that they needed time to build an outdoor stadium.
In my opinion, the chances of this fight happening are over.