Pacquiao vs Marquez Will Take Place at 145, Says Koncz

By Lem Satterfield

If eight-division king, Manny Pacquiao, decides to go with a third bout against WBO and WBC lightweight titlist, Juan Manuel Marquez, their clash would take place at a catch-weight of 145 pounds, Pacquiao's adviser, Michael Koncz, told

Pacquiao is coming off of Saturday night's unanimous decision over Shane Mosley in defense of his WBO welterweight belt, but fought to a draw, and, a disputed split-decision victory, respectively, over Marquez in May of 2004, and, March of 2008.

"It's 145, and not 143. We've had general discussions with [Top Rank Promotions CEO] Bob Arum, but we haven't sat down, Manny and I, to make a decision." said Koncz to "In the next few days, Bob Arum will present us with the options and we'll evaluate the options and explain them to him and he'll make a decision then."

An offer for Marquez from Top Rank Promotions has been forwarded to the fighter as well as to Golden Boy Promotions, which has 30 days to match or surpass it or else Marquez can leave Golden Boy for Top Rank and the Pacquiao bout on either Nov. 5 or Nov. 12 in Las Vegas if he so chooses.

"We haven't sat down to talk about it, Manny and I, so nothing is new. I don't think that there is a rush to do it," said Koncz. "Let Manny get some rest and spend some time with his family after spending a long, hard weeks in training camp. We don't have to come up with a decision this week."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Easy-E on 05-10-2011

[QUOTE=Easy-E;10519235]sweet now pac can be 9 division champ when he and jmm fight for the 154 pound title at 145.[/QUOTE] oops that already happened against Margarito...hmm maybe Manny can fight Sergio Martinez next at 155 for the 160 pound title...

Comment by Easy-E on 05-10-2011

sweet now pac can be 9 division champ when he and jmm fight for the 154 pound title at 145.

Comment by LeadUppercut on 05-10-2011

[QUOTE=PennyAnd1;10513438]When?lol When will those guys in the 20s make a name for themselves and actually prove worthy to fight Pac. I wish Arum quits babying Pac and let him go at Martinez @ 150. [B]I have no doubt in my…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 05-10-2011

[QUOTE=Chups;10509987][B][SIZE="6"]NO more counterpunchers!!! No more old people!!!!![/SIZE][/B] Let's go Ortiz or Bradley!!!![/QUOTE] co-sign bro Pac " [I]generously[/I] " gave JMM a catch-weight of 145 :D

Comment by MarkMiner on 05-10-2011

Well Pacquiao doesn't come in heavier than that anyway. Glad to see they taking the excuses out of the fight and giving Marquez his way; I couldn't see Marquez as welterweight champion but couldn't see Pacquiao as that either few…

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