Manny Pacquiao

Golden Boy Can't Match Offer, Pacquiao Fights Marquez

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According to the Los Angeles Times, Bob Arum and Top Rank have announced that a third match between Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao (53-3-2, 38 KO’s) and Juan “Dinamita” Manuel Marquez (52-5-1, 38 KO’s) will be held on November 12, 2011. 

Pacquiao is the current WBO World Welterweight Champion and Marquez is the current WBO Lightweight champion. The first match was a draw and the second fight was a split decision, both for Pacquiao. The fight will be at a catchweight of 144 pounds and likely for Pacquiao's World Boxing Organization welterweight belt. 

As you may have heard, Golden Boy Promotions had the right to match any promoters' offers for a Marquez fight, but they simply could not match Top Rank’s offer. Marquez is scheduled to get $5 million at the 144-pound catchweight, with a $10 million payday for a fourth fight between the two if Marquez upsets Pacquiao in November.

Pacquiao is currently resting from a lopsided unanimous decision over Shane Mosley and Marquez is scheduled for a July 2nd tune-up fight with David Diaz. 

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The fight is scheduled to be at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, and it more than likely will be televised on HBO or Showtime. 

Marquez has been waiting a long time for this third match with Pacquiao after the previous two fights and it is going to be a great fight with non-stop punching.

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