Manny Pacquiao: Reasons He Should Skip Marquez and Wait for Mayweather

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Manny Pacquiao: Reasons He Should Skip Marquez and Wait for Mayweather
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Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao is in trouble.

His promoter, Bob Arum of Top Rank Promotions, wants him to fight by the end of this year.

His adviser, Michael Koncz, wants him to fight by the end of this year.

His trainer, Freddie Roach, has begun training him as if he's going to fight by the end of the year, according to reports by Jenny Jay of Doghouseboxing.

But there's a problem. Pacquiao doesn't want to fight.

While Pacquiao hasn't explicitly said so, his inaction speaks volumes. According to Fight Hype, Pacquiao was supposed to have made his "final" decision on an opponent over four weeks ago.

There are reports from the likes of Manila Bulletin that go back as far as July 26 that indicated that Arum and Pacquiao were close to choosing an opponent.

And that opponent, for what seems like the umpteenth time, will again not be his pound-for-pound rival, Floyd Mayweather.

The opponent is likely to be either three-fight rival Juan Manuel Marquez or controversial decision recipient Timothy Bradley. Fans can see why Pacquiao isn't quick to choose.

Neither opportunity is very appetizing. In fact, both kind of stink.

Marquez has already fought Pacquiao three times in Las Vegas and gone 0-2-1 with him. Each fight ended controversially with each result being hotly debated among each fighter's fans.

Bradley was clearly beaten but awarded Pacquiao's belt by two faulty official scorecards out of three.

How will a fourth fight change anything?

With two bland sequels thrust in Pacquiao's face, here's a few reasons the Filipino star should get up and finally sit down with Mayweather instead.

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