Posted September 12, 2012 on AP on Fox
Manny Pacquiao will return to the ring Dec. 8, almost surely in a fourth fight against Mexican rival Juan Manuel Marquez. Promoter Bob Arum said final negotiations were scheduled Wednesday with Pacquiao adviser Michael Koncz for the fight, which would be the first for Pacquiao since he lost a hotly disputed decision to Timothy Bradley on June 9. Arum said he would not formally announce Marquez as the opponent until he had a signed deal, but said Marquez has already signed for the fight. A press conference is scheduled in Los Angeles on Tuesday to announce the fight, which will be held at the MGM Grand hotel in Las Vegas. ''It's certainly going in that direction,'' Arum said of Marquez being the opponent. Marquez was one of three opponents considered by Pacquiao for the fight. Bradley was another of them, but the weakness of the pay-per-view sales for his upset of Pacquiao worked against him even though there was a promoter's option for a rematch. Cotto declined to take the fight, leaving Marquez as the likely opponent. Pacquiao won two of his three fights with Marquez, with the third scored a draw. All three fights were top action fights, and some think Marquez won them all, including last November's fight when Pacquiao got a majority decision to retain his welterweight title.

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Floyd Mayweather might be Manny Pacquiao's rival for the honor of best boxer in the world and biggest boxing superstar in the world, but there's no question who his biggest rival is in the ring: Juan Manuel Marquez, who has given him 36 rounds of hell dating back to 2004. And now they'll meet for another scheduled 12, in a Dec. 8 fight in Las Vegas.After much futzing...

Manny Pacquiao will finally overwhelm Juan Manuel Marquez this December

Rather than again face WBO light welterweight champion Timothy Bradley, Manny Pacquiao has decided to fight Juan Manuel Marquez for a fourth time on December 8 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 33-year-old Pacquiao (54-4-2, 38 KOs) … Continue reading →

50 Cent teaming up with Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s rival, Manny Pacquiao for new boxing promotion company

Business is business and without a doubt, this is a theory that rapper 50 Cent lives by. Earlier it was reported that 50 was starting a boxing promotions company with his BFF Floyd Mayweather Jr. Now comes word that “TMT promotions” is no more (that was fast) and has instead been replaced by a new [...]

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MANNY PACQUIAO v. JUAN MANUEL MARQUEZ IV- DECEMBER 8, 2012. MGM GRAND. After three months from being robbed of his titles against Timothy Bradley, Eight division world champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao (54-4, 38KO’s) has finally chosen his opponent, and that is his nemesis, Juan Manuel Marquez (54-6,39KO’s). This will be their fourth meeting, Pacquiao winning two of those...

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Dropping Links: Wednesday, September 12, 2012

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