Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Boxing trainer says Pacquiao-Marquez IV not necessary
MANILA, Philippines -- Boxing trainer Robert Garcia is not eager to see a fourth match between Filipino boxing champion Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao and his Mexican rival, Juan Manuel Marquez.
Garcia, who trains world bantamweight champion Nonito "The Filipino Flash" Donaire, said in an interview with Elie Seckbach that a fourth fight between Pacquiao and Marquez will end up the same way the first three bouts did.
"Honestly, if we keep seeing that, we're going to see fifty of those. Pacquiao-Marquez 50," Garcia said.
All three fights between Pacquiao and Marquez have ended in controversy. Their trilogy bout last November 12 in Las Vegas ended up in Pacquiao's favor, but many boxing pundits felt Marquez was the better man that night.
Garcia said a fourth bout will not resolve any of the controversy.
"It's going to be the same thing. It's going to be controversial, it's going to go to Pacquiao and Marquez is going to complain," he said. "We're going to see the same fight over and over."
"That fight, I'd rather not even see it anymore," he added.
Garcia is more interested in a possible fight between Pacquiao and one of his fighters, lightweight star Brandon "Bam Bam" Rios.
"It's a fight that makes a lot of sense," Garcia said, but added that he doesn't see a Pacquiao-Rios fight happening anytime soon.
"Maybe in 2013," he added.