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Arum, Roach Not Worried Over Marquez's Statements

By Rick Reeno

Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum had no concerns when discussing the recent comments from Juan Manuel Marquez, who stated that he doesn't have any interest in a fifth fight with Manny Pacquiao.

On December 8th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Marquez (55-6-1, 40KOs) knocked out Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38KOs) in the sixth round. Because he finally secured his sought after "clear victory" over Pacquiao, Marquez claims that he doesn't have any reason to fight Pacquiao again.

"I think for me there is no point [in a fifth fight]. We already achieved the desired result. Then why do it? So I also asked several people, several friends that I have around me and they told me not to do it, that there is no point in a fifth fight. I said before the fourth fight that no matter how this fight ends, there can not be a fifth," Marquez said.

However, there are no worries on the part of Top Rank.

"His idea of negotiations," Arum smiled.

Unless Marquez, 39-years-old, is going to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a rematch, or move up to 154-pounds to fight Saul "Canelo" Alvarez - the most lucrative fight, financially, is a fifth meeting Pacquiao. Marquez was easily outboxed for nearly every minute of his twelve round fight with Mayweather in 2009. And Marquez is too small, even with his newfound muscles, to challenge Canelo at 154.

Fights against Timothy Bradley, or the winner of Brandon Rios-Mike Alvarado, are possible - but money involved is far, far less than a fifth Pacquiao encounter.

Freddie Roach, Pacquiao's trainer, expects the fifth fight to happen.

"What other fight for him is out there? Is he going to fight Mayweather again? Can he beat Mayweather? He got killed by Mayweather.Sso what's the biggest fight out there? Can he fight the young guys coming up? He'll negotiate when it gets closer, I'm not worried about that. He really doesn't have anything else. Bradley and all of those other guys out there, he's not going to make the money that he would for Pacquiao," Roach told BoxingScene.com.

"The thing is, he won the fight so he's going to get more money. I think that this fight, because the fourth one was so exciting, this is bigger than Mayweather-Pacquiao right now. The third fight was boring, so not that many people were interested in the fourth. But the fourth fight may been the best one [in the series], both ways. It was back and forth, both guys were on the deck. In this one, both of them will make a lot of money. I'm not worried about negotiations, Bob Arum will do his job."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by fceeviper on 02-06-2013

JMM knows that he and Pac will not get 20mil+ each Arum can't afford that, this 5th fight will not happen because of that fact alone.

Comment by Muscles72 on 02-06-2013

Sounds to me this all negotiation to make sure he gets the best money he's right he dosen't owe pacquiao a rematch he won and left no doubt but I don't believe he will make this kind of big money…

Comment by GRUSTLER on 02-06-2013

It would be so funny if Marquez don't take the fight. Roach is funny. He said Mayweather fight would be another mismatch. The young boys would not be worth it but he can beat up on Manny again for a…

Comment by ddangerous on 02-06-2013

I hope a fifth fight gets made. IV was off the chain. I just want to see badass boxing matches.

Comment by Doc Holliday on 02-06-2013

Manny Pacquiao said, "I don't think so, this business is over" when asked if he would give Marquez a rematch after fight 2. Nevertheless, fight 3 was eventually made. Some people think it was out of the kindness of Pacquiao's…

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