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Marquez: Manny Pacquiao is Scared, He Knows Who Won

By Mark Vester

WBO/WBA lightweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez, to this day, thinks Manny Pacquiao is running away from a trilogy meeting. They fought to a controversial draw in 2004 and Pacquiao won a controversial split-decision in the 2008 rematch. Marquez is preparing for his rematch with Juan Diaz on July 31.

If Marquez beats Diaz, he wants to fight....you guessed it....Manny Pacquiao. Marquez told Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer that he wants a trilogy fight with Pacquiao.

"I told Richard, I want to fight Pacquiao again but Pacquiao he doesn't want it. He doesn't want to fight me again," Marquez told BoxingScene.com's Ryan Burton.

Pacquiao is the WBO welterweight champion. He is not going to move down in weight. Marquez is at lightweight. He would fight Pacquiao at 140 or some kind of catch-weight but that won't happen. Pacquiao will not budge the weight to favor Marquez. If Marquez wants it, he will have to fight at 147.

"Maybe we could fight at 140 or maybe 141, 142. I know Pacquiao. I know how to fight Pacquiao. I know his style. I know how Pacquiao's style is and I'm always one step ahead of him [when we fight]. I think 70% [the fight won't happen]. Pacquiao is scared of me because he knows who won the fight. Why doesn't he want to fight me?," Marquez told BoxingScene.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by rsx03wba on 03-05-2011

[QUOTE=ThePunchingBag;8442151]The same guy that got rocked by pillow-fist Juan Diaz? Keep dreaming Marquez. Pac by KO 1 anywhere above 140.[/QUOTE] catchweight manny

Comment by rsx03wba on 03-05-2011

[QUOTE=Mr. Roach;8407563]Jesus christ... Again, Flomo: 2,4% of Floyd's fights were fought at a catchweight (and Floyd didn't even make the weight) 1,8% of Manny's fights were fought at a catchweight (and Manny did, of course, make weight) Is 1,8% everyone?…

Comment by ThePunchingBag on 05-22-2010

The same guy that got rocked by pillow-fist Juan Diaz? Keep dreaming Marquez. Pac by KO 1 anywhere above 140.

Comment by War Dinamita on 05-22-2010

[QUOTE=jltsmae;8417714]You mean Marquez is better than Hatton and Clottey? REALLYYYY???[/QUOTE] Yes, any boxing fan knows JMM is a better boxer than Hatton and Clottey. Explain to us why JMM did a better job against Manny than any other boxer he…

Comment by Khalid X on 05-22-2010

Sorry Marquez....but you got a hot date in Erik Morales.

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