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.
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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