Middleweight beltholder Peter Quillin could soon defend his WBO title against promotional stablemate Danny Jacobs.
Q&A Marquez: Pacquiao's power trumps Bradley's skills
Juan Manuel Marquez says Tim Bradley has the skills to compete, but does not have the power to defeat Manny Pacquiao.
When IBF/WBA junior welterweight titleholder Lamont Peterson accepted a rematch with Amir Khan, it left RING lightweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez without a lucrative fight in the forseeable future.
As part of a tournament format proposed by Top Rank CEO Bob Arum, Marquez had hoped to face Peterson in a clash that was being targeted for The Dallas Cowboys Stadium on July 14, with the winner to face either Manny Pacquiao or Tim Bradley depending on the result of their June 9 bout in Las Vegas.
Co-promoted by Fernando Beltran of Zanfer Promotions, Marquez's last fight was a majority decision loss to Pacquiao in November, the third in a trilogy that includes a draw and another split-decision loss for Marquez.
In an interview with RingTV.com on Sunday, Marquez said he will likely face ex-beltholder David Diaz in April in his native Mexico City, and expressed his thoughts on what will happen with Pacquiao-Bradley. He said that he still holds out hope for a fourth bout with Pacquiao, among other things.
Pacquiao has the speed and Pacquiao has the power. The difference in this fight is power. The difference will be the power punches that Pacquiao has.
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