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Beltran: Marquez's Run Does Not Depend on Pacquiao

By Jhonny Gonzalez

Promoter Fernando Beltran of Zanfer Promotions told Rene Tovar that Juan Manuel Marquez's future in the sport no longer depends on Manny Pacquiao. For years Marquez chased after Pacquiao, resulting in four fights. Marquez believed he was robbed in the first three meetings, all viewed as controversial. Finally, last December, Marquez secured the most conclusive victory in the entire four fight series by knocking Pacquiao out in six rounds.

The likely move is a fifth fight with Pacquiao in the fall, but Beltran says a fight fight is not set in stone.

"It has not been determined that it is Pacquiao [who Marquez will fight next]. If [the demand] is for another opponent, then we'll take another fight. We are not ruling anything out and looking at our options right now. We may face [Pacquiao], but right now he is not the official opponent. Juan Manuel is now the key to the equation. Juanma can fight anywhere in the world, he is the best pound for pound, at this time around he does not depend on Pacquiao. We are going to fight anyone that people demand us to," Beltran concluded.

Some insiders believe this is a business strategy to get Marquez the most money possible in a fifth fight.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by loui_ludwig on 02-03-2013

It seems like it cause JMM chased Pacquiao up to the welterweight division. Basically, JMM's career is base on Pac.

Comment by Marvellous1 on 02-03-2013

When did Pacquiao ever fade in a fight? I can answer that. Against Tim Bradley. Pacquiao pretty much fought in spurts throughout the whole fight. Looking to take rounds by springing to life in the last 60 seconds. Bradley boxed…

Comment by Chalino Sanchez on 02-03-2013

pacboy is a moron

Comment by LA_2_Vegas on 02-03-2013

Money will be a factor but it mostly depend on how much damage he takes in the next two fights and who he fights of course. I say he's got maybe 2 more wars in him and a couple of…

Comment by mex602 on 02-03-2013

[QUOTE=PacmanP4PLegend;12983574]Not only are you a horrible fan of the sport, you're horrible at being a retard so CONGRATULATIONS! Pac getting KO'd makes it hard as a mutha F---er to defend him. No question he got drilled like a railroad ****e…

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