Hostilities between the two camps are renewed ahead of the pay-per-view showdown in China.
He's already won two Olympic gold medals and is a three-time World Amateur champion. On Saturday night he fights for pay for just the second time…
The seemingly ageless promoter Bob Arum has a new challenge: persuading the similarly clock-defying Floyd Mayweather Jr to fight Juan Manuel Márquez and the Mexican's newly humbled foe, Manny Pacquiao, in 2013. Early signs are that he may just do it.
It looked like the end, but, this being boxing, it could just be the start of something new: for Manny Pacquiao, even though devastatingly knocked out, for Juan Manuel Márquez, who destroyed him in front of a disbelieving audience at the MGM Grand, and for the man who is never far from the epicentre of the business, Floyd Mayweather Jnr.
When Juan Manuel Marquez drilled a foot-long right of brain-numbing power on to the unprotected chin of Manny Pacquiao in the penultimate second of the sixth round of their fourth contest, leaving him sprawled face first in a twitching heap, he surely levelled the ledger between them – although there might be more life in this rivalry yet.
Juan Manuel Márquez beats Manny Pacquiao.
It is billed as the Fight of the Decade but, in the space of a few interviews, the fourth showdown between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Márquez here on Saturday night has descended into another shouting match about the use of performance-enhancing drugs, increasingly the scourge of the sport.
Will the top two names in boxing ever get it on? Ross Bellamy discusses why it needs to happen now more than ever before.
Distance does not always lend enchantment.
Manny Pacquiao suffered his first defeat in seven years, a split decision to unbeaten Timothy Bradley that enraged fans of the Philippine boxer who’s won world championships in eight weight classes.