Golden Boy Promotions had the right to match any competing promoters’ offers for a Marquez fight, but Dela Hoya et al. were not able to match what Top Rank offered. Marquez was offered by Top Rank $5 million to fight Pacquiao at a 144-pound catchweight in November. Marquez will then get $10 million in a fourth fight if he defeats Pacquiao.
Marquez is a very tough fighter and gave Pacquiao a hard time when they fought in the past. During their first fight, Marquez rallied from multiple knock-downs in the first round and got a draw. The second fight was also competitive, with Pacquiao needing a knockdown to narrowly beat Marquez via split decision. The third fight is expected to be as exciting as the first two fights.
Do you think this will still be a good fight considering Pacquiao’s dominance against bigger opponents in recent fights?