Pacquiao can’t decide between Bradley and Marquez
Former eight division champion Manny Pacquiao (54-4-2, 38 KO’s) still can’t decide who his next opponent will be. The latest speculation is that the Filipino icon is having a difficult time deciding whether he should fight new WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley (29-0-12 KO’s) or WBO lightweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez (54-6-1, 39 KO’s).
Until last week, it was thought that Manny sought a rematch with former (super) WBA light middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (37-3, 30 KO’s). Cotto would have been a logical choice. He has huge drawing power in the Puerto Rican community and gave a better than expected account of himself last May against unbeaten superstar the current (super) WBA light middleweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (43-0, 26 KO’s). But fate intervened when Miguel rejected a fight with Pacquiao and opted to fight undefeated (regular) WBA light middleweight champion Austin Trout (25-0, 14 KO’s) at Madison Square Garden in New York City on December 1.