Arum: Marquez Would Fight Pacquiao, If He Gets WBO Title

Text by Edward Chaykovsky, Interview by Chris Robinson

In several recent articles on, former four division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez (55-7-1, 40KOs) said that he wants to wait until the outcome of the April rematch between Timothy Bradley and Manny Pacquiao, before making a decision on what he plans to do in the fall. Marquez, 40-years-old, wants to win a fifth divisional title before retiring.

According to Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum, Marquez has indicated to him that he would be available to fight the winner in the fall.

Marquez knocked Pacquiao out cold in the sixth round of their fourth fight in December 2012. But then Bradley went on to win a twelve round decision over Marquez last October. Marquez has rejected numerous offers to face Pacquiao in a fifth fight, but he would entertain the idea if Pacquiao captured the WBO welterweight crown with a victory over Bradley.

"Marquez really only wants one thing, he wants to win that title. He has indicated to us, that he was be very amenable to fighting the winner of Pacquiao and Bradley in the fall. There is a statement on the internet already, that he's made. he's obviously changed his tune [on fighting Pacquiao again]. He doesn't want to fight Pacquiao again if Pacquiao is not successful with Bradley, but if Pacquiao is successful with Bradley, he has stated that he would fight Pacquiao," Arum said.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by moonshineman on 02-03-2014

Marquez is like a leach with Pacquiao. I know Pacquiao still wants another match with JMM, but I don't know why. Pac has beaten JMM twice to JMM's once. marquez never made any money till he fought Pac. He and…

Comment by icha on 02-03-2014

[QUOTE=kamikaze_ero;14199842]pacman took VADA testing on his last fight where his opponent Rios had a positive result while Marquez rejected the request of Bradley to have their fight tested by VADA . Marquez is allergic to VADA testing.[/QUOTE] and why didnt…

Comment by icha on 02-03-2014

[QUOTE=handsome1-1;14198253]The piss drinker roid monster will need to get tested for PEDs first and I doubt he will agree to that , no way[/QUOTE] last time they fought it was pac who didnt agree, so stop the crying...

Comment by Pain~Lucy on 02-03-2014

[QUOTE=BuckToothed;14200142]He'll demand same day weigh-in, like how he wants a rehydration clause against Bradley for wanting VADA.[/QUOTE] that wont be a problem for pacquiao though, he's a natural welterweight, but marquez can always consult to mayweather

Comment by BuckToothed on 02-03-2014

[QUOTE=Jsmooth9876;14200125]Let's see what Marquez looks like when he has to do VADA testing....[/QUOTE] He'll demand same day weigh-in, like how he wants a rehydration clause against Bradley for wanting VADA.

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