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Last November, Manny Pacquiao (54-3-2, 38KO) fought his longtime Mexican rival Juan Manuel Marquez (53-5-1, 39KO) for the third time to settle their little rivalry once and for all.
Pacquiao and Marquez had a draw in the first match and the second one going to Pacquiao by split decision. Both fights ended in controversy as they were both close fights that could have gone either way.
While the third fight was supposed to settle the score between the two once and for all, it ended once again in controversy as Pacquiao took a majority decision while many felt Marquez did enough to take the belt form the champion.
With the door still open, a fourth fight between the two is possible, but as days went by after the fight it seemed more and more unlikely that the two would fight each other again. The reason being that people have seen them fight three times already and the results were controversial each time. It just feels like no matter how many times we watch the two fight, it seems it will always be a close/controversial fight between the two, so why keep watching?
Earlier today, it was reported that there is a possibility that if a fourth fight could be made, it could land in Mexico City.
Fernando Beltran of Zanfer Promotions had talks with Pacquiao representatives, and said that the discussion went well with them.
Now, there really isn’t much to take away from here other than they weren’t turned down from the get-go. There is a glimmer of hope that not only a fourth fight can be made but also be held in Mexico City.
So, if the fight was held in Mexico City, then how would it be different?
For starters, attendance would most likely be predominantly Mexican. With that being said, with a pro-Marquez crowd, the judges may be swayed more by Marquez’s punches.
Also, Pacquiao would be in very, very hostile territory. People aren’t too happy with the first three fights he had with Marquez, and things may be pretty crazy come fight night when the winners hand is raised.
Whatever the case may be, a lot has to happen before this can come to fruition. Pacquiao still has to win in June, Marquez has to win this Saturday and in a possible summer fight. With that being said, all we can do now is sit back and wait to see what unfolds.
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