Pacquiao Feels Boxing Fans Are Not Interested In Another Bout Against Marquez

By Vitali Shaposhnikov: According to numerous sources, Manny Pacquiao had stated that while there is a possibility that he will face Juan Manuel Marquez one more time, it will have to be later in his career, as Pacman believes that most people would not want to see them fight again so soon.

To tell you the truth, what Manny Pacquiao said is like a double edged sword: while there is some truth to it, it’s also saturated with lack of closure for many boxing fans. Yes, their trilogy so far has been pretty uniform, with not only similar outcomes, but also close to identical bell to bell action. Pacquiao was always the aggressor, while Marquez rarely failed to deliver a successful counter attack.

Despite his wins, Pacquiao always talked about the fact that he was not completely satisfied with his performances against Marquez, but never denied himself the actuality of his victory. Marquez on the other hand, had entirely opposite feelings, always claiming that he did enough to win the fight, and that his victory was stolen from him by the unfair judges.

It is entirely understandable why Marquez demands another opportunity, and it is just as easy to see why Pacquiao might not want to offer one, yet feels like he might have to.

Since Manny Pacquiao stated on many occasions that the fans are his main concern, and that he is convinced that they would not be interested in another fight with Marquez, I can tell that Pacquiao is not being a very observant champion. Sure most people call for his potential blockbuster bout with Floyd Mayweather Jr., but aside from that, many fans are still not satisfied with the final outcome of his trilogy against Marquez.

Many Pacquiao fans want that one more fight against Marquez as much as the Mexican fans insist on it, as closure has not yet been achieved. People want to see either of the two scenarios: Pacquiao knocks Marquez out, or Marquez defeats Pacquiao with a comfortable lead on points.

Bradley is a good fight too, and I think that it was a pretty good choice by camp Pacquiao. The question is, who will Pacquiao face next? It should be either the first obvious choice of Floyd Mayweather Jr., but if not, Pacquiao need not waste everyone’s time and sign to face Juan Manuel Marquez one last time.

What about you, do you think that the public is yet again ready for Dinamita to cross the ropes to face Pacman?

Article posted on 09.04.2012

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