I love Marquez, the guy is a true Mexican warrior, but at 144 and Pac's dynamically improved offense, he's going to get smoked by Pac.
At least, Marquez deserves another big payday ($5 million U.S. for this fight) before he retires. FYI, what isn't mentioned here is if he loses his next fight (opponent currently unnamed) in July, the fight is off. GO MARQUEZ!!!
Some of Pac's comments below are in Tagalog, but I did my best to translate in [brackets].
Pacquiao confirms 3rd Marquez fight
Posted at 05/23/2011 12:00 PM | Updated as of 05/23/2011 3:50 PM
MANILA, Philippines - Pound-for-pound king and fighting Congressman Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao has confirmed that he will battle Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez on November 12.
It will be the third meeting between the two fighters.
Their two previous bouts were controversial.
In 2004, Pacquiao settled for a draw in their first fight despite knocking Marquez down in the first round.
Four years later, their second meeting ended in a split decision in favor of Pacquiao.
The third fight will be at a 145-pound catchweight.
Pacquiao said he will start training in September.
“Tuloy na po yun, abangan n’yo,” [You come and watch me] said the 8-division world champion.
Marquez signed the contract for the fight last May 19.
Pacquiao confirmed the news during a victory party that Governor Luis 'Chavit' Singson gave in his honor on Sunday night.
The Corinthian Gardens Clubhouse was filled with politicians, celebrities and other various VIPs, who all came to celebrate Pacquiao’s victory over Shane Mosley.
“Tradisyon na natin ito, laging may victory party with Gov. Singson,” [It is tradition, there will always be a party with Gov. Singson] Pacquiao said.
Among those present were Vice-President Jejomar Binay and former President Joseph Estrada.
“He’s the best fighter that the Philippines has ever produced and the whole country is very proud of him,” said Estrada.
Singson said that he and Estrada may watch Pacquiao-Marquez III together. -- report from Dyan Castillejo, ABSCBN News