Advertisement
Advertisement

Nacho: Marquez Looking at Brandon Rios, Not Pacquiao

By Miguel Rivera

Trainer Nacho Beristain is sided with his fighter, Juan Manuel Marquez, and disagrees with the idea of staging a fifth fight with Manny Pacquiao. A few weeks ago Marquez (55-6-1, 40KOs) said that he didn't see any reason to fight Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38KOs) for a fifth time.

"I think for me there is no point [in a fifth fight]. We already achieved the desired result. Then why do it? So I also asked several people, several friends that I have around me and they told me not to do it, that there is no point in a fifth fight. I said before the fourth fight that no matter how this fight ends, there can not be a fifth," Marquez said.

Nacho says that he and Marquez have spoken, and the two of them are interested in facing a fighter like Brandon Rios (31-0-1, 23KOs), who would need to beat Mike Alvarado (33-1, 23KOs) in a rematch on March 30th.

"Personally ,I am not convinced by the idea that Juan should fight Pacquiao again. We are interested in facing a puncher, a fighter like Brandon Rios. Juan has planned to hold two more bouts before retiring. Most likely he will fight in September, but the last word belongs to [Top Rank's CEO] Bob Arum" concluded Nacho.

In separate interviews, Arum told BoxingScene that he is confident that Juan Manuel will face Pacquiao in the fall and considers his comments to be "posturing" and a "negotiations" tactic to get the highest purse offer.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Dazzaman on 05-09-2013

[QUOTE=Pinoy4ever;13039017]That fight won't happen cause Rios is a young dangerous lion who will outpower Marquez.[/QUOTE] Rios is strong but a limited skilled fighter...JMM would beat him every time. Easy meat for Pac too....unless he can touch Pac's jaw flush but…

Comment by Chuckguy on 02-16-2013

[QUOTE=PAC-BOY;13036786]i like that fight....Look at this for a second. JMM fights Rios. Loses to Rios [if he does] Manny then fights Rios...beats Rios [if he does] If that plays out....then what?[/QUOTE] Then manny can fight matthysse

Comment by HeroBando on 02-16-2013

[QUOTE=Rome-By-Ko;13040057]I totally disagree with this post..Bradley beats both Marquez or Pac right now..Believe me he will call one of them if not both of them out once he finishes Prov..[/QUOTE] Yes but you thought Tim beat Pac, which is a…

Comment by Reloaded on 02-16-2013

[QUOTE=puga;13040046]nacho is just posturing ...they aint fighting rios , too much risk with too ill reward ....[/QUOTE] Rios is B grade he will get iced by any Elite fighter .

Comment by HeroBando on 02-16-2013

[QUOTE=Ido;13042576]I dont want to see Pac brain dead or just plain dead when fight #5 settles. Which is why I dont want to see Pac vs Juan V, all together the outcome is clear. On the other hand, Rios or…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (92)
Top Headlines Photos: Eubank Sends Message To Golovkin by Crushing Doran Hearn: Canelo Lost Face, Eubank Ready To Face Golovkin! David Haye: Joshua is Not Anywhere Near Enough To Beat Me! Arum: Pacquiao's Options Are Broner, Danny Garcia, Crawford Joshua on Wilder: I'm On My Way To America, SHO Backing Me Porter: I Beat Thurman, We Need That Rematch - Fans Want It! Mike Alvarado Struggles in Win: Matt Korobov Decisions Vera Justin DeLoach Wins Big Over Junior Castillo Thurman Confident of Win: I Rocked Porter a Few Times Keith Thurman Edges Shawn Porter To Win a War at Barclays Keith Thurman vs. Shawn Porter LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Jarrett Hurd Drops, Stops Oscar Molina in The Tenth Round DiBella: Thurman-Porter Will Determine Mayweather's Successor Daniel Jacobs Becomes The Face of Brooklyn Boxing K. Porter Doubts Impressive Win Will Secure Floyd Mayweather Video: Jarrett Hurd, Oscar Molina Discuss Their Showdown Anthony Joshua Beats Down, Knocks Breazeale Out in Seven Adam Kownacki, David Benavidez, Hardy Win at Barclays Jack Obermayer, Legendary Award Winning Scribe Passes Away Mikey Garcia-Elio Rojas Set For Santa-Frampton on 7/30 George Groves Powers Past Martin Murray For Decision Win Video: Bob Arum on Thurman vs. Porter, Crawford, More Eubank Jr. Warns Gennady Golovkin: - I'm Coming For You! Thurman vs. Porter on CBS: CompuBox Historical Review Eubank Jr. Drops Doran Four Times For TKO, Golovkin Next? Conor Benn With Brutal First Round Knockout of Lukas Radic Dillian Whyte Knocks Out Ivica Bacurin in Six Rounds Anthony Joshua: I Need To Break Dominic Breazeale Right Down Porter: Won’t Be a Brook Performance From Me; I Want Rematch Breazeale To Anthony Joshua: There is a New Lion in Town Photos: Jason Sosa Gets Off The Deck, Stops Javier Fortuna Joshua-Breazeale on Showtime: CompuBox Historical Review Felix Cash, Anthony Ogogo, Andrea Scarpa, Kal Yafai Win at O2 Eubank: Is Golovkin Ready To Step Up? Fight Someone Not Scared! Frank Warren Tabs Andre Ward To Overcome Sergey Kovalev Oscar Molina, Jarrett Hurd Aim to Make Most of Surprise CBS Slot Porter: Fighting Me Will Be A Shock To Keith Thurman's System Arum: Ramirez Confident of What He Can Do Against Golovkin Frank Warren To Hearn: Joshua is Number 1? Let Him Prove It! Daily Bread Mailbag: Danny Garcia, Lomachenko, Thurman, More
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement