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Marquez: I've Accepted The Pacquiao Offer, 144-Pounds

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.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LeadUppercut on 05-11-2011

[QUOTE=nwo riggs;10522184]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;10520624]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…

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…

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…

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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