PATULOY na umiinit ang usapan sa blog ng mga sports website kung matutuloy pa ba ang paghaharap nina Manny Pacquiao at Juan Manuel Marquez sa ikalimang pagkakataon.
Sa huling panayam ng Sweet Science.com kay Freddie Roach, tahasang sinabi nito na humihingi ng $20 milyon si Marquez para labanan si Pacquiao sa ikalimang pagkakataon.
“Roach says that a reasonable amount for Marquez to make for the fight is $10 million only, according to thesweetscience.com. But with Marquez asking for $20 million, it means that a fight can’t take place between them,” pahayag ng Sweet Science.com
Pero sa huli naman g interbyu kay Bob Arum ng Top Rank, itinatwa nito ang pahayag na iyon ni Roach at sinabi nitong walang ganoong presyo na hinihingi si JMM.
“Marquez hasn’t asked for $2 million, $10 million or $20 million. He has never asked for anything or discuss the fight with us. Those stories are also made up. Marquez was supposed to meet up with me in New York last weekend at the Cotto fight. He couldn’t make it because there was a death in his family. I haven’t talked at all with Marquez. That’s just made-up nonsense and they’re negotiating on the Internet,” pahayag ni Arum.