Jeff Mayweather on Pacquiao-Marquez V: ‘It’s water under the bridge; who cares really?’

Juan Manuel Marquez celebrating after defeating Mike Alvarado (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)


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While there is still heavy uncertainty in the air, it seems very possible that we could be seeing a fifth fight between rivals Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez later this year.

Pacquiao is 2-1-1 in his series with Marquez but suffered a horrific knockout loss to the Mexico City legend during their fourth encounter.

And while the two men always make for great action, not everyone is backing another melee.

Trainer and former IBO junior lightweight champion Jeff Mayweather feels we have seen this act plenty of times.

“It’s water under the bridge,” Mayweather stated recently. “I mean, who cares really? To be honest, how many times are you going to milk these guys? Marquez probably [won] three of the four fights anyways.”

“When you have two guys who fight close fights, it seems that that fight can always be made,” Mayweather added. “But five times is more than enough.”

For Mayweather, it was the emphatic fashion in which Marquez came away victorious that is still fresh in his mind.

“I think the fight was defined in the last fight,” Mayweather explained. “I thought that Marquez own three of the four fights anyways and that was basically just the stamp on it.”

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