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Pacquiao-Marquez in Play For April or June, Schaefer Livid

By Chris LaBate

WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (54-3-2, 38KOs) has advised his promoter, Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum, that he wants an immediate fourth meeting with Juan Manuel Marquez (53-6-1, 39KOs). Last Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Pacquiao won a controversial twelve round majority decision over Marquez, with many observers believing Marquez did enough to win the fight. 

Arum would like to stage Pacquiao-Marquez IV in April or June, either at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas or a specially constructed outdoor venue in Las Vegas. A super-fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. (42-0, 26KOs), who plans to return on May 5 and has the MGM Grand on hold, will be placed on the backburner.

"That fight [against Mayweather] can still be there for us a year from now," Arum told The Los Angeles Times.

Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer, who works closley with Mayweather, was livid with the recent information passed over from Arum and Team Pacquiao. Schaefer had planned to begin immediate negotiations to stage a fight between Mayweather and Pacquiao.

"I am sick and tired of Bob Arum twisting the truth. It's another case of 'yesterday I was lying, today I'm telling the truth,' " Schaefer said to ESPN.com. "The truth of the matter is that we received this afternoon an email from retired federal judge Daniel Weinstein, who has informed us that Top Rank is pursuing a rematch with Marquez and, therefore, is not interested in immediate talks for a possible Mayweather-Pacquiao fight. This is obviously as clear as it can be that they have no intentions of making a Mayweather-Pacquiao fight. Therefore, Floyd Mayweather will have no other choice than to move on and identify and lock in another opponent for his ring return on May 5."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Reloaded on 11-19-2011

The real excuse why they are ducking Floyd is because Manny is a Fraud .

Comment by LeadUppercut on 11-19-2011

I need an answer to this question..... The " [I]they are just ducking Mayweather[/I] " excuse, does not cut it for me. [QUOTE=LeadUppercut;11435264]When they dont want to fight Mayweather, they fight a Clottey-type opponent..... so why would they willingly rematch…

Comment by krazyn8tive on 11-19-2011

[QUOTE=DoktorSleepless;11423630]I lost interest in Pac vs Mayweather a long time ago. I guess this puts me in the minority, but I'm okay with a Pac vs Marquez rematch. I don't give a **** about settling scores and deciding who's the…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 11-19-2011

[QUOTE=uglypug;11426294]you make a good point. marquez and mayweather are COMPLETELY DIFFERENT fighters. . . Marquez does things differently than floyd. . . He had 24 rounds with Manny. . . Floyd has never faced a fighter like Manny. . .…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 11-19-2011

[QUOTE=Tamis_Siensya;11426271][B]So now Marquez is the blueprint to beat Floyd? Coz if that's your logic, the Pac should talk to Katsidis for tips on how to KO JMM. Correct me if I'm wrong...[/B][/QUOTE] :lol1: :lol1: good one

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