ANDhe former Mexican world champion Juan Manuel Marquezassured that he rejected an offer of 150 million dollars to fight for the fifth time against
Juan Manuel Marquez turned down $150 million for fifth fight against Manny Pacquiao
ANDhe former Mexican world champion Juan Manuel Marquezassured that he rejected an offer of 150 million dollars to fight for the fifth time against Manny Pacquiao.
Mrquez was visiting Puerto Rico, where he announced an alliance with Miguel Cotto to promote fights. On the Isla del Encanto, he attended the SoLpresa program hosted by youtuber Chente Ydrach.
Mrquez did not want to fight Pacquiao
Mrquez face manny pacquiao for the fourth time on December 8, 2012. In the first three fights the record was two wins for the Filipino and one draw.
The fourth fight took place in the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Snowfall. The Mexican achieved one of the most important victories of his career with a shocking knockout in the sixth round.
After that victory there was much talk of a fifth fight, but the Mexican rejected it.
“They offered on the table $150 million for a fifth fight, but I said ‘no, I don’t want a fifth fight. Better pride, dignity, love for the sport, and the most important victory of my life, because we had beaten the best pound-for-pound fighter at that time,” the Mexican boxer mentioned.
The Dynamite He retired from boxing in 2014 with a lifetime record of 56 wins, 40 of them by knockout, and a margin of 7 losses. In June 2022 he was included in the World Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, New York.