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World Boxing Organization or the WBO Welterweight champion Timothy Bradley reportedly wants a showdown against Mexican boxing legend Juan Manuel Marquez but his camp is of the opinion that a rematch against The Filipino Bomber Manny Pacquiao would dispel all possible doubts that might linger regarding his win last year. Bradley is still undefeated and the former Light Welterweight champion picked himself up after being knocked down in the final round to win via unanimous decision against Ruslan Provodnikov, the sparring partner of Pacquiao for his first title defense.
And although reports are emerging that the American is keen on taking on Juan Manuel Marquez, who defeated Pacquiao via a brutal knockout that left The Pacman unconscious on the mat for quite a few minutes after the bout, his manager Cameron Dunkin is pushing for a rematch against Pacquiao to prove to the world that his fighter is the rightful owner of the belt. Bradley won the WBO Welterweight Championship title from Pacquiao in his first match at Welterweight after moving up a weight class.
However, to this day, the match remains shrouded in controversy with many people present as well as several pundits believing that Manny Pacquiao had done enough to win the match via decision. Although Bradley trailed Pacquiao on punches, the last two judges scored the fight 115-113 in favor of the American, a win that ended the Filipino’s seven year reign in the division.
Speaking tonESPN.com, Dunkin stated that he would prefer his fighter take on Pacquiao rather than Juan Manuel Marquez and this fight will settle all scores once and for all and he also admitted that he believes his fighter will beat Pacquiao much more convincingly this time around. Pacquiao also wants a fifth fight against Marquez and wants the fight to happen in October.
With the entire boxing community still wondering why Mexican boxing legend Juan Manuel Marquez is reluctant to take on Manny Pacquiao for the fifth time, The Filipino Bomber himself is in shock as to why the Mexican is so unwilling to accept the challenge. While most people think it is a ploy by the camp of the Mexican and his representatives to draw more money from the bout and have a bigger say on the arrangement of things, the logic that they are using to justify the continuous snubs is just bizarre.
The main reason that Marquez and his camp are giving for their unwillingness to grant The Pacman his wish of a fifth bout is that he proved his point to the world last December. That point was him being the better boxer of the two. But it has been noted by everyone, including Manny Pacquiao that just one win out of four tries does not necessarily make Juan Manuel Marquez better than him. Even if that win came via an awesome knockout punch, it still doesn’t prove his point.
When asked by a local media outlet about the public snub he was given by Marquez, Pacquiao stated that if Marquez doesn’t want to fight him, he wouldn’t fight him either. But if Marquez thinks he is ahead of him because he won the last bout, then he is wrong. The Filipino went on to state that as far as he is concerned, he is still ahead of him, having won two bouts, lost one and drawn one.
But he also passed the ball into the court of Juan Manuel Marquez stating that the future of a fifth fight between them lies in his hands. But if he does decline the fight, he will look at other options in front of him.