|Pacquiao confirms 3rd Marquez fight|
|Lifestyle - Entertainment|
|Written by Leahona|
MANILA, Philippines - Pound-for-pound king and fighting Congressman Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao has confirmed that he will battle Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez on November 12.
It will be the third meeting between the two fighters.
Their two previous bouts were controversial.
In 2004, Pacquiao settled for a draw in their first fight despite knocking Marquez down in the first round.
Four years later, their second meeting ended in a split decision in favor of Pacquiao.
The third fight will be at a 145-pound catchweight.
Pacquiao said he will start training in September.
“Tuloy na po yun, abangan n’yo,” said the 8-division world champion.
Marquez signed the contract for the fight last May 19.
Pacquiao confirmed the news during a victory party that Governor Luis 'Chavit' Singson gave in his honor on Sunday night.
The Corinthian Gardens Clubhouse was filled with politicians, celebrities and other various VIPs, who all came to celebrate Pacquiao’s victory over Shane Mosley.
“Tradisyon na natin ito, laging may victory party with Gov. Singson,” Pacquiao said.
Among those present were Vice-President Jejomar Binay and former President Joseph Estrada.
“He’s the best fighter that the Philippines has ever produced and the whole country is very proud of him,” said Estrada.
Singson said that he and Estrada may watch Pacquiao-Marquez III together.
Information taken from http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/sports/05/23/11/pacquiao-confirms-3rd-marquez-fight