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Marquez Replies To Roach, Says Diaz Bout is Necessary

By Miguel Rivera

WBA/WBO lightweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez has given his reply to a recent comment that was made by Freddie Roach, the trainer of WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao. Roach is tired of Marquez claiming highway robbery in the two previous meetings with Pacquiao. He wants his boxer to "shut the mouth" of Marquez for good. Marquez doesn't care what Roach thinks, he believes the judges robbed him of a win in the first fight, which went to a twelve round draw, and the second, which Pacquiao won with a close points twelve round split decision.

"I think that Freddie Roach has his own point of view, and that's his hobby, but the best judges out there are the people [who watched the fights]," Marquez said.

A few people have tried to get Marquez to back away from fighting former champion David Diaz on July 16 in Mexico. Marquez wants the fight to prepare and stay sharp for the trilogy fight with Pacquiao on November 12 in Las Vegas. As BoxingScene.com reported several weeks ago, Diaz is holding up the agreement by requesting a lot of money to take the fight.

"I want the fight with Diaz. He is left-handed, very strong, and all of that would serve me well for my fight with Pacquiao in November. The problem we have.....Diaz is asking for a lot of money to sign the contract," said Marquez.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LeadUppercut on 05-31-2011

[QUOTE=PennyAnd1;10624775]1.) Because JMM was a low-risk fighter going up 2 divisions higher, AT THAT TIME. I repeat, at that time.[/QUOTE] If Marquez " [I]was a low-risk fighter[/I] " for Mayweather, why is he not "[I]a low-risk fighter[/I]" for Pac? [QUOTE=PennyAnd1;10624775]2.)…

Comment by PennyAnd1 on 05-31-2011

[QUOTE=LeadUppercut;10624502]Two questions..... 1.) what did you think of Mayweather selecting JMM as an opponent ? 2.) why does it matter that Floyd re-negotiated the weight from 144 to 147 ?[/QUOTE] Two answers: 1.) Because JMM was a low-risk fighter going…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 05-31-2011

[QUOTE=PennyAnd1;10620869]I dunno.. I mean yeah Floyd was beating JMM in points, but humilation? I dunno.. You really can't call it humiliation when it was FLoyd back-pedaling while JMM on the otherhand had to get out of his counter-punching style and…

Comment by PennyAnd1 on 05-30-2011

[QUOTE=skillswin;10617285]he humiliate him to me that is worse[/QUOTE] I dunno.. I mean yeah Floyd was beating JMM in points, but humilation? I dunno.. You really can't call it humiliation when it was FLoyd back-pedaling while JMM on the otherhand had…

Comment by inosantos on 05-30-2011

Let all fans and fighters admit, both Pacquiao and Marquez are great fighters and gives great fights. The trouble is, when Marquez looses a fight, she starts wearing a "palda" and complains she was robbed. Since Marquez sees Pacquiao as…

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