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Marquez claims rejecting $100M for 5th Pacquiao fight

MANILA, Philippines – No amount of money can convince Juan Manuel Marquez to fight archrival Manny Pacquiao for the fight time.

Not even a jaw-dropping $100 million.

Juan Manuel Marquez will be best remembered for his epic four-fight rivalry with Manny Pacquiao. | Julie Jacobson/AP
Marquez recently claimed he turned down a huge offer from investors to once again tangle with Pacquiao in a bout to be staged in the Philippines.

“There was an offer for a fifth fight against Pacquiao in the Philippines for $100 million dollars, and I refused in order to keep my honor and the glory of the fourth fight from 2012,” the Mexican legend recently told ESPN Deportes.

Marquez, who recently retired from boxing, just sees no point in stepping in the ring again with Pacquiao. After a close trilogy, Marquez registered the most convincing result of their storied rivalry when he knocked Pacquiao out cold in 2012.

It was Marquez’s greatest victory, and the 44-year-old former fighter stressed he’s already contented with what he has achieved.

Author: Dino Maragay, Philippine Star
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