Those hopes that Manny Pacquaio and Floyd Mayweather Jr. would finally find a way to give us what we want are pretty much out the window. That’s because Manny Pacquaio is close to signing a deal to fight someone not named Floyd Mayweather Jr, but someone named Juan Manuel Marquez. The same Juan Manuel Marquez that he’s fought not one, but two times already.
But let’s not be selfish here. There are people getting what they want. Pacquaio is getting another cream puff he can beat down and then still have enough energy to do a little karaoke afterwards. And as for Manuel, he’s getting paid good money for his upcoming beat down. And if you’re going to get beat down, at least get paid for it, right?
[Manny] Pacquiao is in the process of signing a contract for a third fight against Juan Manuel Marquez on Nov. 12 in Las Vegas.
The fight would pay Marquez at least $5 million at a catch weight of 144 pounds (65 kg), according to Arum, who heads Top Rank Boxing.
Arum said once the contract is signed, Marquez’s promoter, Golden Boy Promotions, still must provide its final “approval and consent” for the fight to take place. It is believed Top Rank and Golden Boy have agreed to a deal to allow Marquez to fight Pacquiao.
See, I told you someone was getting what they want from this deal. Unfortunately, it just aint you or I.