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Manny Pacquiao eyes another Marquez fight

Published on Sep 13, 2012 12:42 PM
Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao during a visit to the Vanda Boxing Club on 20 August 2010. Pacquiao, 31, is in Singapore to shoot scenes for his TV sitcom Show me da Manny. -- ST PHOTO: LAU FOOK KONG

LOS ANGELES, California (AFP) - Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao is in talks for a fourth fight against rival Juan Manuel Marquez, the Los Angeles Times reported on Wednesday.

The Times, citing sources close to the ongoing negotiations, said Pacquiao's next fight will be Dec 8 in Las Vegas and Marquez is a likely opponent.

Pacquiao (54-4-2, 38 KOs) was also in negotiations for a rematch against Tim Bradley but that fell through and he is now considering Marquez.

Pacquiao defeated Mexico's Marquez in a majority decision in November, the latest in a string of hotly-contested close fights between the warriors.

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