Schaefer Discusses Pacquiao vs Marquez Trilogy Offer

By Lem Satterfield

According to an earlier report on, WBO and WBA lightweight titlist Juan Manuel Marquez is heavily considering an offer from Manny Pacquiao's promoter, Top Rank Promotions, to face the eight-division champion in a third bout in October.

The contract of the 37-year-old Marquez (52-5-1, 38 knockouts) with rival promoter Golden Boy Promotions ended in February, allowing him to enter negotiations with Top Rank for another bout against the 32-year-old Pacquiao (52-3-2, 38 KOs), this, even as Pacquiao has a May 7 defense of his WBO welterweight title opposite 39-year-old Shane Mosley (46-6-1, 39 KOs) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

But Golden Boy Promotions' CEO, Richard Schaefer, said that his company still has a stake in the chase to win back  Marquez, who battled to a disputed draw and a disputed split-decision loss, respectively, against Pacquiao in May of 2004, and, March 2008.

Schaefer said that Golden Boy Promotions still has a right to make a better offer to Marquez than has Top Rank, and that's something his company is considering.

"We have continued rights with Juan Manuel Marquez which expire at the end of February, 2012. Particularly we have the rights of last refusal. So, under that agreement, Marquez will have to show us the terms and the details of any deal that he gets," said Schaefer.

"We never heard from Marquez anything relating to a third Manny Pacquiao fight. However, Top Rank did forward us a copy of a letter, which they wrote to Juan Manuel Marquez offering him the fight with Manny Pacquiao in October for Pacquiao's 147-pound WBO belt," said Schaefer. "There were specific financial information, of course, such as an advance, guaranteed purse, and upside participation."

Schaefer said that the offer seems to be based on Pacquiao defeating Mosley.

"Obviously, Manny Pacquiao would have to win. And there is, as well, a potential fourth fight contemplated in the offer, so, it seems like Manny Pacquiao's dance card might be full for a while," said Schaefer. "So we did receive that, and it's interesting timing that they would make that offer now and not wait until after the Manny Pacquiao-Shane Mosley fight. I find that to be interesting."

Pacquiao has won 13 straight fights, eight of them by knockout, since being unanimously decisioned by the now, 34-year-old, comebacking, Erik Morales (51-7, 35 KOs) in March of 2005.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by mrlopez on 04-27-2011

[QUOTE=Cash Cow;10439350][B][CENTER]Of course...and George Bush publicly said "MISSION ACCOMPLISHED"...we all know that wasnt true....:smashfrea Fact is even Roach said "they couldnt ask Shane to take a test because they didnt even want to take one":smashfrea whos the retard now Fukko?:kiss:[/CENTER][/B][/QUOTE]…

Comment by NinjaMan! on 04-27-2011

[QUOTE=Cash Cow;10439201][B][CENTER]so what you are saying is that its OK for Manny to fight JMM when JMM will weigh 147lbs but its not ok for Mayweather to fight him when he weighs 142lbs? :ugh: :werd:[/CENTER][/B][/QUOTE] No it's ok to fight…

Comment by AeKhuban on 04-27-2011

This is a funny thread

Comment by neoz on 04-27-2011

Brg out the Floydiot and Pac haters. First it why not fight Marquez instead of Mosley. Than when Arum put offer to fight Marquez oh he too old, wrong weight. STFU.

Comment by gapo on 04-27-2011

marquez should weighin at 144 and pacquiao at 146 and see what happens. Who could get kayod in that fight??

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