Marquez vs Morales: Juan Manuel Still Aims For Pacquiao

By Jhonny Gonzalez

WBA/WBO lightweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez has not given up hope for a future trilogy with Manny Pacquiao. The three division champion is tentative to face fellow Mexican superstar Erik Morales on April 16 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The fight is already receiving a lot of media attention in Mexico.

During a recent interview, Marquez acknowledged that he still "wants Pacquiao. He doesn't want to fight, or maybe it's his promoter Top Rank." He plans to continue his chase after facing Morales.

Marquez was under consideration to face Pacquiao on May 7 in Las Vegas. He was overlooked. Pacquiao reached a deal with Shane Mosley to face off on the May date. Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank advised Marquez to face WBC welterweight champion Andre Berto, with the winner facing Pacquiao. Marquez does not appear to be considering that route.

If he can't get Pacquiao, Marquez wants to chase a fourth divisional title at junior welterweight. Among the possible choices, WBA champion Amir Khan is the favorite. Khan is a stablemate of Marquez under Golden Boy Promotions.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by pistol whip on 01-04-2011

[QUOTE=Pullcounter;9903312]there's no way GBP would've made the estimated $18 million to fight pac even in co-pro. they priced themselves out of the fight.[/QUOTE] And thats fine as long as we have the understanding that it was an issue with the…

Comment by Ido on 01-04-2011

[QUOTE=MoneyLarry;9894588]I don't care what happens on this fight. Juan Manuel Marquez will never beat Erik Morales at his best. Another fight that should of happen 5 years ago.[/QUOTE] 5? 10 years ago.

Comment by Pullcounter on 01-04-2011

[QUOTE=pistol whip;9903302]And that wouldn't have been an issue if Top Rank co promoted the fight with Golden Boy instead of wanting to do the promotion all by themselves. The reason so much money was asked for is because GB has…

Comment by pistol whip on 01-04-2011

[QUOTE=Tomislav III;9894775]Shouldn't have priced himself out then. I'm just saying.[/QUOTE] And that wouldn't have been an issue if Top Rank co promoted the fight with Golden Boy instead of wanting to do the promotion all by themselves. The reason so…

Comment by Cash Cow on 01-04-2011

[QUOTE=Pullcounter;9903196]jmm has to prove he can hang above 135 lbs first. otherwise pac beating jmm in a rubbermatch is as meaningless as wifebeater beating up jmm at WW.[/QUOTE] [B][CENTER][url][/url] :cool2:[/CENTER][/B]

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