Manny Pacquiao Will Fight Juan Manuel Marquez for a Foruth Time Before He Quits

Mick AkersAnalyst IMarch 22, 2012

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 12:  Manny Pacquiao (R) throws a right at Juan Manuel Marquez during the seventh round of their WBO world welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena November 12, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao retained his title with a majority decision victory.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Although it isn't what the world wants to hear, pound-for-pound boxing great, Manny Pacquiao's biggest fight towards the tail-end of his career would be a fourth bout against Juan Manuel Marquez, if a Floyd Mayweather mega-fight cannot be negotiated according to

The Pacquiao-Mayweather fight talk has been going on now for over three years now. Although is the fight that everyone wants to see, it is becoming less and less likely to happen.

Pacquiao has said he wants to fight two or three more times before he retires, but a convincing victory over his long-time pain in the neck, Marquez, Pac-man could be content ending his illustrious career beating the one man who has caused the most problems in it.

Wakee Salud, a Cebu kingmaker who is with Pacquiao in Cebu for a visit, told

One of Manny's remaining two or three fights will be against Marquez.

With all three of the first fights being to close to call—with the first fight being a draw and the next two being a split decision and a majority decision—a fourth fight would help solidify Pacquiao's record heading into retirement if he is able to pull off a clear cut win.

 Salud went on to tell

It'll be very, very tough like the three fights they've had but I am more optimistic this time because in the fourth fight, Manny will finally prove that he is the better man.

If we can't get the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight, a fourth go round with Marquez would be a great way for Pacquiao to head off into the sunset with. He could vindicate his controversial winning record against Marquez with a convincing win, while also giving the fans a chance to see him lose for the first time since 2005–before he hangs up his gloves for good.