“Pacquiao, Pacquiao, Pacquiao, I sound like a broken record already,” Marquez said in the post-fight press conference. He wore a shirt that stated, “I beat Pacquiao twice,”.
He now boasts of a record of 52-5-1, including 38 knockout wins. In the press conference, Marquez reiterated his call, saying he should be the next challenger to the 8-division champion Pacquiao.
“Yes, he beat bigger fellows but they are all past their prime while I beat younger and stronger boxers like Juan Diaz and Michael Katsidis,” he claimed.
The boxer said he will fight Pacquiao if the latter agrees to fight at 140 to 142 lbs.
“I know he can make that weight as when he fought Margarito, he was just 144 lbs. So if they insist in fight at 147, like Freddie Roach has mentioned, they are again giving excuses,” he said.
Pacquiao’s Hall-of-Famer coach had said that the boxing superstar will only fight next in the welterweight division. He said the Filipino boxer seems more “comfortable” weighing at 147 lbs.