Now that Miguel Cotto has opted not to fight Manny Pacquiao again due to weight issues, among other things, it’s more than a little strange that Pacquiao and his promoter Bob Arum haven’t quickly selected Juan Manuel Marquez to fight next in December.
If you’re like a lot of people you’ve got to be wondering why Pacquiao isn’t automatically picking Marquez to fight in December. Is Pacquiao worried that he may lose the fight and end up missing out on his big payday fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr next year? If that’s the case then I can’t blame him. If I was in Pacquiao’s boat and I was starting to show signs of decline in losing to someone like Bradley, I’d tell my promoter to go fly a kite if he asked me to pick between Marquez and Bradley.
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