Team Pacquiao: We Are Not Desperate For Marquez Fight

By Rick Reeno

Michael Koncz, the adviser to eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38KOs), tells that his boxer is not desperate for a fifth meeting with Mexican rival Juan Manuel Marquez (55-6-1, 40KOs).

After three controversial ending, Marquez secured the most clear-cut victory in last December's fourth showdown - when he knocked out Pacquiao with a single punch in the sixth round.

As recently as last week, Marquez continued to downplay a fifth fight with Pacquiao. He told reporters he saw "no reason" for a fifth fight to happen and would rather challenge Timothy Bradley for the WBO welterweight title.

Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum would like to stage Pacquiao-Marquez 5 on September 14th in Macao or Singapore.

Koncz doesn't know if Marquez is making those comments because he wants more money or if he really has no interest in facing Pacquiao again.

"It might be [a negotiations tactic], but I'm not sure. On the other hand, he does have a point because their fights have always been close and controversial. Whether it was a lucky punch or it wasn't a lucky punch - he did hit Manny and put him down, and maybe in his mind he proved everything that he has to prove. We're not desperate to fight him again. I don't know if it's a negotiations ploy or whether it's, in his mind, not necessary to do it again - but we're not desperate to fight him again," Koncz told

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by 1Punch on 04-07-2013

haha should he be? he shouldnt go anywhere near marquez after being put to sleep

Comment by ADP02 on 04-07-2013

[QUOTE=PACnPBFsuck;13221003]Not really, Floyd never mentioned any other boxer until Pac chose his boxer or moved on. JMM already stated that he rather fight Bradley, but Pac's camp still want a fight with a guy who clearly doesn't want the fight,…

Comment by Ray* on 04-07-2013

Well both of them should just focus on Bradley, Rios and Alvarado.

Comment by BreWall on 04-07-2013

[QUOTE=Own3d;13221037]We get them free in the UK. :fest30:[/QUOTE] Don't you want Bradley vs Marquez for a change? That's what JMM wants for his next fight. I don't get the opposition. What am I missing?

Comment by Michael Paine on 04-07-2013

[QUOTE=BreWall;13221029]Who would you want him to pay that kind of money? He wants Bradley. You fans need to stop streaming fights for free so JMM and others can have the money you think they're worth.[/QUOTE] We get them free in…

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