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Thu Apr 24 18:35:28 SAST 2014

Pacquiao eyes another Marquez fight

Sapa-AFP | 13 September, 2012 09:310 Comments
Manny Pacquiao v Timothy Bradley
Manny Pacquiao reacts after his fight against Timothy Bradley at MGM Grand Garden Arena on June 9, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada
Image by: Jeff Bottari / Getty Images

Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao is in talks for a fourth fight against rival Juan Manuel Marquez, the Los Angeles Times reported on Wednesday.

The Times, citing sources close to the ongoing negotiations, said Pacquiao’s next fight will be December 8 in Las Vegas and Marquez is a likely opponent.

Pacquiao (54-4-2, 38 KOs) was also in negotiations for a rematch against Tim Bradley but that fell through and he is now considering Marquez.

Pacquiao defeated Mexico’s Marquez in a majority decision in November, the latest in a string of hotly-contested close fights between the warriors.

The Times said boxing promoter Bob Arum plans to have each fighter sign the deal Tuesday in Los Angeles when they appear for a news conference.

Pacquiao is 2-0-1 against Marquez.

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