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Roach Prefers Marquez For Manny Pacquiao's Next Fight

By Steve Kim

So who does trainer Freddie Roach prefer to have Manny Pacquiao face in his return to the ring in 2016?

''(Juan Manuel) Marquez," answered Roach to BoxingScene.com.

The only problem is Marquez has made statements that he simply has no interest in a fifth go-around with 'the Pac Man'.

"Well, Bob (Arum) tells me he does. But out of those names, I want the easiest fight for Manny and we can get back on track. So I think he's the easiest opponent of those guys."

The other names being mentioned for Pacquiao include Kell Brook, Lucas Matthysse, Amir Khan and Terence Crawford. But going back to Marquez, it's a rather curious statement from Roach given that the last time they faced the Mexican, Pacquiao was knocked out cold in December of 2012.

"It was just one punch, Manny was fighting a really good fight going into that one punch but we know it's a possibility but the thing is he's been off for more than a year now and out of those guys, I think he's the safest of the guys," said Roach, who said he got a call from Arum recently.

"Bob asked me to get ahold of Manny and get an MRI of his shoulder. He named three or four of those opponents and Manny says, 'We're just not ready to make a decision. I still need to work out the arm a little bit more and he said tell Bob I'll send the MRI to him right away.' Right now, (Manny) doesn't want to talk opponents, at all."

Pacquiao is currently rehabilitating his right shoulder that was injured prior to his May 2nd bout versus Floyd Mayweather.

Steve Kim is the news editor for BoxingScene.com

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Zaroku on 09-29-2015

[QUOTE=STAX ON DECK;16092566]give it up poochie marqez won,,, he seeled the deel,,>[/QUOTE] Almost killed that poor PACman!

Comment by STAX ON DECK on 09-29-2015

give it up poochie marqez won,,, he seeled the deel,,>

Comment by aboutfkntime on 09-29-2015

[QUOTE=mneronava2k;16091885]Maybe the injury was real, I hope it was. I'm no Floyd fan. I'm more of a Manny fan. But, [B]this reoccurring theme of Manny losing via some external force, or shady business has to stop. This nonsense about Manny…

Comment by Zaroku on 09-29-2015

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;16091562]The great Mexican warrior has said many times that he is not interested. KO6 put the definitive stamp on the rivalry and it will be the lasting image of their fights for eternity. Just accept that and let it go,…

Comment by Zaroku on 09-29-2015

[QUOTE=justblaze813;16090247]Yeah fight the guy who took your soul and made your mom start hitting the ring with voodoo.[/QUOTE] So Funny! I heard many chickens were killed, and many black candles were lit! But Marquez has his own bruja! With better…

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