Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Marquez said he rejected $100 Million Dollars Offer for the fifth Fight against Pacquiao

Juan Manuel Marquez the Mexican who knocked out Manny Pacquiao said that he got a $100 million dollars offer to fight Manny Pacquiao in the Philippines but he rejected it.

From boxingscene.com:

"There was an offer for a fifth fight against Pacquiao in the Philippines for $100 million dollars, and I refused in order to keep my honor and the glory of the fourth fight from 2012," said Marquez in an interview with ESPN Deportes.

"It's a lot of money - but honor, pride and what we did is more important than doing a fifth fight. Let's pretend that the fifth fight would happen. How about if I get robbed in the fight, we do not know what can happen, he's capable of hitting me with the right shot and hurting me badly. So I would place myself at risk. The glory and what we did in 2012 is worth more than that amount they were offering," Marquez said.

The first fight was a draw in 2004, the second fight was ended in a split decision win by Pacquiao in 2008, the third fight was a majority decision win by Pacquiao in 2011 and the fourth was a devastating KO win by Marquez in 6th.

Manny Pacquiao vs Juan Manuel Marquez was one of the memorable rivals in boxing in a decade.