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Marquez Hits Back at The WBC Over Pacquiao Fight Jabs

By Rene Umanzor

WBO junior welterweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez has hit back the World Boxing Council and refused to fight for their Diamond title. Last week, WBC President Jose Sulaiman was critical of the boxer's fourth meeting with Manny Pacquiao, scheduled for December 8th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Sulaiman said the fight had "no importance" and "the only people who care about the fight are from Mexico and the Philippines."

"I refused to fight for the diamond belt. It's worth it if you want to categorized as champion, but being the best of a division is what counts. A championship, whether it's diamond, gold or silver - is not important for me right now. The sanctioning bodies do not make the fighter, the fighter makes the sanctioning body and therefore I believe that Mr. (Sulaiman) is upset because we are not fighting for the title," Marquez said.

"He says the fight lost interest, but in the first day 14,000 tickets were sold, so I do not see how he could say the fight lost interest."

Pacquiao and Marquez will battle for the WBO's "Fighter of The Decade" title.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Masterjericho on 11-15-2012

[[email protected];12682747]sulaiman is interested only in sanctioning fees and nothing more...he's a mexican and i know his heart cries for his countryman marquez but he likes pacman because of the money pac brings...he's just mad because the wbo seems taking over…

Comment by Masterjericho on 11-15-2012

Isn't he a Mexican?? LOL

Comment by astacio on 11-10-2012

sulaiman its gonna be the first one to buy the fight i bid ya jajajajaja

Comment by mrpleaseplease on 11-10-2012

kinda an easy card to avoid buying. i've come to the conclussion that i'm not gonna buy anymore toprank bs cards or mayweather joke cards either. the whole reason these companies can CONTINUE to give us in house garbage fights…

Comment by [email protected] on 11-10-2012

sulaiman is interested only in sanctioning fees and nothing more...he's a mexican and i know his heart cries for his countryman marquez but he likes pacman because of the money pac brings...he's just mad because the wbo seems taking over…

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