Nacho: Pacquiao 5 Would Be a Hard, Very Difficult Fight


By Rene Umanzor

Trainer Nacho Beristain says a fifth bout between Juan Manuel Marquez and Manny Pacquiao is nothing more than a money grab. He says another battle between the two fighters adds no value to the sport, and it ruins the historic ending of the fourth meeting from 2012 - where Marquez finally had his hand raised with a sixth round knockout of Pacquiao.

He feels strongly that a fifth fight would very brutal for both boxers, because Pacquiao would be hungry to get revenge for knockout loss. Top Rank is targeting a date of November 8, in Macau, for a fifth meeting.

"I think it would be unfair to spoil that moment [when Marquez knocked out Pacquiao]. A fifth fight would fail the people because it’s no longer about sports. They know that that fight would generate a lot of money," Nacho said.

"It would be a terrible, hard, very difficult fight because Manny will go for everything, for revenge. I would like them not to fight."

But Pacquiao holds the WBO welterweight title, and Marquez, at 40-years-old, wants to capture a fifth divisional belt before retirement.

"We've talked but he still insists on a fifth title… I think he has every right in the world to try to be the first Mexican to win five titles," Nacho said.

Rene Umanzor covers boxing in Mexico for The Record.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by straightleft on 05-26-2014

No need for a 5th fight. Let the whinny fight another bum for a coin and get another loss. The KO didn't affect Pacquiao's legacy at all and just beat the fighter in one sided fashion who gave Marquez a…

Comment by chicano box on 05-26-2014

No need for a fifth match Marquez is the man.

Comment by D4thincarnation on 05-25-2014

[QUOTE=sterilizer;14590688]IDK about Mayweather being a coward and ducking fights --specifically the Pacquiao fight, which is an irrelevant fight now, since Pacman is way past his prime now, and that brutal KO by Marquez surely affected him negatively for good, both…

Comment by KillaMane26 on 05-25-2014

Nacho know in da last fight after that 1st knockdown Manny was trying and bout to take marquez head off.......and he knows in a rematch manny will be out for blood!

Comment by Dinamita 03 on 05-25-2014

[QUOTE=Boxing Goat;14590604]Thanks for backing me up man lets get em![/QUOTE] Just keeping it 100 man :boxing: Most people DKSAB , that's why I love interacting with people who do :boxing:

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