LOS ANGELES: Filipino champion Manny Pacquiao will fight Juan Manuel Marquez for the fourth time on December 8, promoter Bob Arum confirmed. Pacquiao and Mexico’s Marquez will embark on a three-city international media tour touting the fight starting tomorrow in Beverly Hills, California. Between them, Pacquiao and Marquez have won world titles in 12 weight divisions and they will add another chapter to their intense rivalry when they fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, scene of their first and third fights. Pacquiao was also in negotiations for a rematch against Tim Bradley, who claimed Pacquiao’s welterweight world title with a controversial split-decision victory in Las Vegas on June 9.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 16th, 2012.
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