“Bob Arum told me it’s Business”- Juan Manuel Marquez

Manny PacquiaoBy JM Siasat: In a not so popular interview, Juan Manuel “Dinamita” Marquez (53-6-1, 39KO’s) talks his third meeting with Manny Pacquiao and vents out his frustrations on Bob Arum.

“November 12th we worked with intelligence, worked with speed, counterpunching and side steps. All experience I have in this sport was complicated to him and the whole fight was like he didn’t know what to do.

So possibly wanting to make the fight with Mayweather and the bets influenced everything even Bob Arum realized.
When I got up in the press conference Bob Arum told me its business. What does that make you realize? (Referring to the reporter) I didn’t slap him because he is very old. The truth is I'm a respectful person and educated. I was very pissed when he told me it’s just business.

I was like oh yeah? Well let’s see now how your business goes, but you get mad when he tells you its just business. It’s like yeah you take care of your business but who takes cares of my hard work? My 18 years of career and the illusion of supposedly beating the best pound for pound fighter?”

Because of things like these that make you want to retire of the sport I love so much but it’s disgusting. To them business is business, but you get fucked and it’s not fair.” Said the frustrated Juan Manuel Marquez as he speaks of his third fight against Manny Pacquiao (54-3-2, 38KO’s) in November 12, 2011 where Pacquiao won by a controversial Majority Decision.

Does Juan Manuel Marquez need a fourth fight? In this writer’s opinion, I say not. Marquez proved in the third fight that he is capable of clearly beating Pacquiao. A fourth fight would most probably end in yet another heartbreak decision for Juan Manuel Marquez since “its business”.

Marquez has never appeared to be a dishonest, lying type of guy like some of the people in the boxing community so holding on to his words would be more than reasonable.

There’s nothing left to prove, Marquez should definitely consider retirement if not a farewell fight with someone else. Fans can’t blame Dinamita for feeling this way.

Link of the interview

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Article posted on 17.12.2011

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