Bob Arum said Julio Cesar Chavez could fight Brian Vera next, and eventually, Andre Ward.
Marquez calls Pacquiao III, 'My best performance as a professional'
Juan Manuel Marquez on Manny Pacquiao: "It seems that Manny has only one opponent every time we fight -- me -- while I have four – Manny and the three judges."
Juan Manuel Marquez and Manny Pacquiao have been sharing their thoughts from training camp with HBO as they enter their HBO Pay Per View-televised fourth fight slated for Dec. 8 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
In November, Marquez (54-6-2, 39 knockouts) lost a highly disputed majority decision to Pacquiao (54-4-2, 38 KOs), with whom he has also battled to a draw and lost a previous split decision.
Pacquiao floored Marquez three times in the first round of their initial meeting as featherweights in May of 2004, and dropped him once in the third round of their second as junior lightweights in March of 2008.
Pacquiao, who turns 34 on Dec. 17, chose to face Marquez over a return bout with Tim Bradley, whose controversial split decision in June dethroned Pacquiao as the WBO's 147-pound titleholder and ended his 15-bout winning streak that included eight stoppages.
Marquez, who turned 39 in August, rebounded with April's unanimous decision over Sergei Fedchenko for the WBO's junior welterweight belt.
In this training blog distributed by HBO, Marquez recalled his third bout with Pacquiao:
MONDAY, NOV. 26: "After waiting a long time to get Manny Pacquiao back in the ring for a third fight, it finally happened last November in Las Vegas, the same place the first two were held and where I felt my victories in those fights had been taken away by the judges.
"He never came close to hurting me, and, once again, my boxing skills were too much for him. But once again the three judges took away my victory. And there is nothing I can do about them. It seems that Manny has only one opponent every time we fight -- me -- while I have four – Manny and the three judges."
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