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Team Pacquiao: Marquez and Bradley Missed Their Shot

By Rick Reeno

Michael Koncz, the adviser to eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38KOs), tells BoxingScene.com that Juan Manuel Marquez (55-6-1, 40KOs) and Timothy Bradley (30-0, 12KOs) missed their shot for a big pay day against the Filipino superstar.

Koncz told BoxingScene last week that Marquez passed on an offer of $13 million for a fifth fight with Pacquiao, while Bradley walked away from an offer of $6 million for a rematch. Koncz has serious doubts that Marquez and Bradley are getting paid any better to fight each other. 

Marquez knocked out Pacquiao in the sixth round of their fourth meeting last December, while Bradley won a controversial twelve round split decision over Pacquiao last June.

As reported earlier, Pacquiao will return on November 23rd at the Venetian in Macau, against Brandon Rios (31-1-1, 23KOs). Marquez will face Bradley on September 14th at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

If Pacquiao wins his fight, Koncz tells BoxingScene that his fighter is not even thinking about the Marquez-Bradley winner. They plan to pursue other opportunities in 2014.

"I don't even want to speculate. I gave Bradley and Marquez the opportunity to fight [Pacquiao right] now. I won't be manipulated into taking the winner out of that fight. They had their chance. I haven't discussed it with Manny yet, but I don't think Bradley and Marquez are on our radar anymore. I'll talk to Manny about that later on. Right now we are going to focuse on this fight. But I gave them the opportunity, Manny gave them the opportunity - which we felt were reasonable offers, and for whatever reason, right or wrong, they chose not to fight us - so let's all go on with our lives," Koncz told BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by GOD-FR33 on 05-08-2013

[B][FONT="Verdana"][SIZE="3"][COLOR="Blue"]Excellent post here.[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][/B]

Comment by Ringlife on 05-08-2013

[QUOTE=Rome-By-Ko;13340003]If you had to choose,which one would you order..Pac Rios or Marquez Bradley??[/QUOTE] I would buy the Bradley vs Marquez fight over Rios vs Pac. Bradley vs Marquez is the best fight that can be made at 147 and they…

Comment by TLC8 on 05-08-2013

JMM & Bradley both know they can't win rematches with Pacquiao, and that's pretty much the end of the big payday when they lose to Manny. JMM was given four (4) rematches by Manny, and he's not willing to give…

Comment by Bigg Rigg on 05-07-2013

[QUOTE=Rome-By-Ko;13340003]If you had to choose,which one would you order..Pac Rios or Marquez Bradley??[/QUOTE] PAC-Rios is gonna be brutal. If you wanna see blood, that's the fight for you. If you wanna see a good boxing match, JMM-Bradley is it.

Comment by Bigg Rigg on 05-07-2013

[QUOTE=Rome-By-Ko;13339673]Bradley is very lucky I know..Everything to do with Bradley is lucky or a robbery or he does not deserve it..I get it..[/QUOTE] Lol it's true though

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