Thursday, July 14, 2011

Pacquiao vs. Marquez 3 was settled at 145 lbs.

Pacquiao vs. Marquez 3 press conference
The people's champ Manny Pacquiao will face the Mexican boxer Juan Manuel Marquez at a 145 -pound weight category, if the fight negotiation of the Pacquiao vs. Marquez 3 goes through says Michael Koncz, Pacquiao's adviser. For the 3rd time of facing each other, the Mexican boxer personally asked Manny Pacquiao to go down to a 143-pound weight category in pursuance of their trilogy fight. However, Michael Koncz, Pacquiao's adviser said that there's no way for Manny  to fight at a weight category lower than 145 pounds. "Its 145, and not 143. We've had general discussions with Bob Arum (Top Rank Promotions CEO), but we haven't sat down and it will be I and Manny who will be making the decision," said Koncz in After defending his WBO welterweight title against Sugar Shane Mosley. Pacquiao is currently fighting at a 147-pound weight category. Juan Manuel Marquez, the reigning WBO and WBC lightweight champion is the best choice by many boxing experts as Pacquiao's next opponent, in absense of the former pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr.

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