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 Last update:  5/10/2011       Read more by Miguel Rivera         
   
Marquez: I've Accepted The Pacquiao Offer, 144-Pounds
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By Miguel Rivera

WBA/WBO lightweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez has announced that he accepted a revised offer to face WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao on November 12 in Las Vegas. Top Rank's CEO, Bob Arum, had advised BoxingScene.com that he sent the revised offer to Marquez on Monday morning. The offer presents Marquez with some very lucrative terms, including a $5 million dollar guarantee.

According to Marquez, the catch-weight is going to be 144-pounds, as outlined in the revised offer, and not 145-pounds as previously disclosed by Pacquiao's adviser, Michael Koncz.

"I'm going to take the offer. It's the fight I've been waiting for and I want to fight him," Marquez said.

Marquez's former promoter, Golden Boy Promotions, has the option of matching the offer presented by Top Rank. Marquez does not expect them to match the offer, because of the weight involved.

"Let's see what they offer (Golden Boy). They must match the offer and also the weight. There was talk that they wanted to get me Saul Alvarez, but I don't think he can make the 144-pound limit," Marquez said.

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



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comment by LeadUppercut, on 05-11-2011
[QUOTE=nwo riggs]i'd rather marquez stop pacquiaos streak than mayweather... i wonder if he can compete @ this weight..unlike all you "experts" who know exactly whats gonna happen.[/QUOTE] No, he cannot, 138'ish at the official weigh-in, would be perfect.

comment by LeadUppercut, on 05-11-2011
[QUOTE=gopi11]I have to give it to you, you're a Pachater in the highest order. Marquez is Floyd's leftover? LMAO He failed against Mosley? That one was more one-sided than the Floyd fight... smh and you would rather have Marquez fight Pacquiao for his belt at 147 rather than fight at 144 c...

They should meet at 142
comment by goldenbear, on 05-11-2011
In order for fight to be more even Pac needs to come down further in weight. Also, for those talking about slick African American boxers that only counts when you're young not 40. Of course Pac could have fought a young Zaheer Rahim which would qualify as a young slick African American fighter an...

comment by kfcfloydiots, on 05-11-2011
I would rather see a Pacquiao vs JMM fight over a Pacquiao vs Mayweather fight after seeing what slick African-Americans fight. These so called slick Black fighters ever do is run around, clam up and clinch all day long. They do not bring action back to the sport. No wonder people are watching mo...

comment by Mr Randy Watson, on 05-11-2011
i'd rather marquez stop pacquiaos streak than mayweather... i wonder if he can compete @ this weight..unlike all you "experts" who know exactly whats gonna happen.

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