Marquez Does Not Expect Pacquiao To Overwhelm Bradley

by Osman Rodriguez

WBO junior welterweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez (54-6-1, 39 KOs) is fully focused on returning to the ring on July 14th at Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Marquez wants to line up a southpaw opponent to prepare himself for a potential fourth meeting with Manny Pacquiao in the fall. Marquez's opponent is unknown. The main boxer under consideration is Brandon Rios, who Marquez continues to reject because Rios is not a southpaw. Marquez would feel a lot more comfortable with an opponent like Zab Judah.

Pacquiao (54-3-2, 38 KOs) must first defeat Tim Bradley (28-0, 12 KOs) on June 9th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Marquez expects a rough fight, but feels Pacquiao will prevail.

"If Manny wants to fight with me again, I need another southpaw with Pacquiao's style. I need a southpaw," Marquez said.
"Tim Bradley will be a tough fight for Pacquiao, but Manny is the better fighter. Bradley is very physical but Manny will win."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by [email protected] on 05-10-2012

try victor ortiz cry-baby...

Comment by Phantomas on 05-10-2012

Márquez fights bums because it helps him for pac, bums don´t have good boxing technique and can be unpredictable.

Comment by PacmanP4PLegend on 05-10-2012

And for goodness sakes fight some with some credibility, for the people who watch you... Schooling nobodies is a great way to win over some fanboys but at your age and level/talent in the sport you should be taking on…

Comment by PacmanP4PLegend on 05-09-2012

[QUOTE=El_Purepecha;12104236]He fought the guy you are saying he needs to earn his shot against smart guy. He fought that guy 3 times and got the wrong decision at least twice! Pacman is lucky that JMM will fight him again. It…

Comment by spoonwars on 05-09-2012

Oh that Marquez how he cries. How about he gets his old sparring partners who prepared him for Pacquiao the third time, instead of fighting bums to pad his record?

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