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 Last update:  4/21/2011       Read more by Ernesto Castellanos         
   
Juan Manuel Marquez Finally Talks: 'My Goal is Pacquiao!'
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By Ernesto Castellanos

Juan Manuel Marquez, the WBA/WBO world lightweight champion, has finally spoken out after weeks of silence. The former three division champion had recently met with Golden Boy Promotions to discuss the possibilty of re-signing with their company, and they offered him a two fight deal which includes a July showdown with IBF 140-pound champion Zab Judah.

Based on what Marquez indicates, he plans to defend his lightweight titles in June or July and then wants Pacquiao in November.

"My goal, the priority in my career is Manny Pacquiao. For several days I've been training for my next fight, scheduled for June or July. It's supposed to be a fight where I will defend my lightweight titles, and in November there could be the fight against Pacquiao. But the reality is, it won't be easy to get that fight," Marquez said. 

"If I renew my contract with Golden Boy, there could be a problem. Pacquiao hardly accepts any fights with anyone [who is with] Golden Boy. Another way to make this fight is to go to another company, or work as a free agent."

Ernesto Castellanos covers the boxing scene for NotiFight.com

Tags: Manny Pacquiao , Juan Manuel Marquez , Pacquiao Marquez Trilogy , Pacquiao vs Marquez Trilogy



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comment by Mr Reality, on 04-23-2011
Fight shoud have been made at @135 but Team Pac & Table setter Bob the defruader ...Blah, wanted the tailor made D Diaz (whatever happened to that great Lightweight champ). Boxing got screwed out of a great fight and nuthuggers were able to exhale.:bottle: Fast forward today and it's the sam...

comment by LeadUppercut, on 04-22-2011
[QUOTE=doninlouisiana]Right on DocG! :fing02: As for a Marquez vs Pac fight, I can't wait for that one. We will be guaranteed a war even if it doesn't last that long with a 2 handed Pac.( Pac did not have a explosive right hand in their other 2 fights) Mismatch, but fun while it lasts.[/QUOTE] ...

comment by ramses07, on 04-21-2011
[QUOTE=Dan Gutierrez]This guy Juan Manuel Marquez like to put his name next to Manny Pacquiao but this guy Juan Manuel Marquez does not have the personality to be among the elite boxers of today.[/QUOTE] what does personality and boxing have anything to do with being amongst the elite boxers o...

comment by Unknown Champ, on 04-21-2011
JMM is so hungry for that fight and not just for the money, he wants to kick pacs arse and I have a hunch if they fight he could pull it off, that is at 140

comment by doninlouisiana, on 04-21-2011
[QUOTE=DocG]NICE!!! Damn Right!!!:boxing: Floydie MayNever ducked Pacquiao, Cotto, Margarito, Paul Williams, Clottey....:dance: Folydie GayRunner faced an old Delahoya....an old overweight Marquez......and an old Mosely:loser:[/QUOTE] Right on DocG! :fing02: As for a Marquez vs Pac f...

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