Juan Manuel Marquez Taunts Manny Pacquiao With T-ShirtCategory: Boxing
Every one wants a piece of Manny Pacquiao nowadays (except for Floyd Mayweather, Jr. of course.)
Shane Mosley wants him. (UPDATE December 22: He got his wish as Pacquiao vs Mosley is already scheduled for May 2, 2011)
Sergio Martinez wants him.
Andre Berto wants him.
Juan Manuel Marquez wants him… bad.
After dispatching of Michael Katsidis in a masterful ninth round performance [see Marquez vs Katsidis fight video] last November 27 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, Marquez began taunting the 8-time world champion by wearing a shirt at the post-fight press conference that says, “MARQUEZ BEAT PACQUIAO TWICE!!” at the front and “PACQUIAO, YOUR NEXT” at the back.
The grammar is so bad but the intention is pretty clear, the Mexican Dinamita is egging Manny Pacquiao to fight him for the third time.
It should be remembered that their first fight was declared a draw and the second one was won by Pacquiao via split decision. Despite being knocked-down four times, Marquez claims that he was the superior fighter on both meetings.
Even though Pacquiao’s strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza wants to give in to Marquez’ demand supposedly to shut him up, Pacquiao however seems not interested saying that people will not watch it.
Coach Freddie Roach meanwhile is insisting that for the fight to happen, it should be at the 147 lbs. limit. We all know what happened the last time Marquez went up in weight though [see Mayweather vs Marquez].
Personally, I agree with Ariza. Manny Pacquiao should fight Marquez to shut him up for good. He is a different fighter now. The Manny Pacquiao of today is a very different fighter from that of yesterday.
The Pacman should have no difficulty gobbling up The Mexican Dynamite.
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