According to Top Rank publicist Fred Sternberg, a fifth fight between Juan Manuel Marquez and Manny Pacquiao could be a possibility this September.
Speaking to ESPN.com, Sternberg said, ”He’s indicated he will fight again. Bob has indicated September. Between the suspension and the election and campaign in Philippines, we think we can do it.”
Only a few weeks removed from Marquez’ stunning KO of Pacquiao, the two have not discussed their futures publicly but obviously there is money to be made by another confrontation, given the nature of how the fourth fight ended.
Fernando Beltran, who promotes Marquez, also told ESPNDeportes that they would be willing to grant Pacquiao a rematch, given Pacquiao’s decision to give Marquez a fourth fight.
“Logically, we will find what’s most lucrative for him, in order to be an important fight,” Beltran said. “Juan Manuel Marquez and myself are gentlemen and we know that Pacquiao gave us an opportunity, and he didn’t have to, and most probably we will give it to him.”