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Team Pacquiao Is Cornered: Mayweather Jr. or Marquez? Bad Either Way

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 12:  Boxer Manny Pacquiao prays in the corner of the ring after his WBO world welterweight title fight against Juan Manuel Marquez 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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Vitali SCorrespondent INovember 19, 2011

According to numerous reports, Freddie Roach once again confirmed that a Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight against Manny Pacquiao may have to wait, as they feel that team Marquez deserves another fight to try and solidify their three questionable results.

Roach also mentioned that ultimately, it is Bob Arum who decides where Pacquiao ends up next; as if we didn’t already know that.

Of course, Arum will do all in his power to avoid Mayweather Jr., but this time, if he decides to take alternate routes, he might get caught with his lies exposed.

Having said that, and understanding that a fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. is something that boxing simply requires, I also acknowledge that Juan Manuel Marquez needs another shot more than Mayweather Jr. deserves it.

An army of boxing fans and journalists feel that Marquez won the last fight, including myself, which makes team Pacquiao a bit cornered.

If they fight Marquez, they are ‘avoiding’ Mayweather Jr., but if they decide to place Floyd ahead of Marquez on their timeline, the same scenario builds up. Not a great place for team Pacquiao nowadays.

It seems as though a Mayweather Jr. fight is a better way to go, as it will skyrocket Pacquiao’s stock back up, that is, if he is able to defeat Money May.

Anyway, Arum will know just what to do: he will find another ‘definite win’ opponent for Manny Pacquiao. 

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