Juan Manuel Marquez is back.
He’s back for a third fight against Manny Pacquaio. Saturday night at Mandalay Bay Events Center, Marquez beat his fighter Juan Diaz with a unanimous decision from the judges. His fight was said to be the signal that he wants another fight with Pacquaio. Marquez displayed his brutal toughness as he took down Diaz for the two world lightweight titles.
Marquez got the World Boxing Association and World Boxing Organization belts in his fight against Diaz. The judges scored him 118-110, 117-111, and 116-112 by Glenn . . . → Read More: Marquez Wants a Trilogy After Winning Unanimous Decision Over Diaz
After promoter Bob Arum announced that there will be a fight between Manny Pacquaio and Antonio Margarito, Margarito’s camp started their training.
Robert Garcia, Margarito’s trainer, immediately started accumulating videos of Pacquiao’s fights. Since Garcia knew about the fight between Pacquiao and Margarito, he has been watching the videotaped fights of the Filipino fighter from the fighter’s knocked outs, wins, and losses, especially the one with Erik Morales in 2005.
With the aid of those videos, Garcia said, “We’ve been studying all those fights and I think we’ll come in with . . . → Read More: Margarito is Preparing for His Fight
Pacquiao will fight against Margarito this November 13 as announced by Bob Arum. This is for the super welterweight championship that will be held either in Las Vegas or in Monterrey, Mexico.
Rumors have spread that Pacquaio will be matched against Mayweather Jr. anytime this year. But this news ended all the possibilities of a Pacquiao-Mayweather Jr. match.
It was only a choice between Margarito and Cotto. Since Cotto was defeated by Pacquiao in their fight, Arum chose Margarito because the viewers will be expecting another competitive fight if there will be another Pacquiao-Cotto match.
Arum said that the . . . → Read More: Pacquaio-Margarito Fight is On