|Juan Manuel Marquez (right) with promoter Fernando Beltran (left).|
Juan Manuel Marquez's promoter Fernando Beltran has said that his fighter will be boxing Manny Pacquiao and Mercito Gesta in the near future.
He announced the fights at a press conference for Marquez's fight on April 14th against Serhiy Fedchenko.
“Juan Manuel will fight Fedchenko en April, then on July 14 against Mercito Gesta at Cowboys Stadium, and in November the fourth fight with Pacquiao,” said Beltran.
Beltran is thought to have been the key figure in getting Marquez his third fight with Pacquiao last year and the 'Pacman' has already announced that he wants to fight Marquez for a fourth time before he retires. So the fight will almost definitely happen as long as there are no problems.
Although the two fighters want the bout to happen, the fans most likely do not. As a fight between Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr seems much more appealing, but this is a good back up fight if negotiations between Pacquiao and Mayweather are not successful.
There have also been rumours about a potential fight between Marquez and Brandon Rios, who is also fighting on April 14th. Now, this is a fight that the fans would certainly like to see. When we announced on Twitter that there could be a chance of a fight between Marquez and Rios, the response was amazing, with many people predicting it would be the 'fight of the year'.
Bob Arum from Top Rank Promotions who represent Pacquiao and Gesta was not available for comment.