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Marquez not sure about fifth Pacquiao fight

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Juan Manuel Marquez delivered one of the great knockouts in boxing to topple Manny Pacquiao © PA Photos
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Juan Manuel Marquez has confirmed his intention to fight again, but says it is far from certain he will meet Manny Pacquiao for a fifth time.

At the fourth time of asking Marquez finally got the better of Pacquiao, delivering a devastating knockout in Las Vegas towards the end of last year.

Both camps have talked about a fifth fight, with promoters aware it would be a huge sellout and box office hit, but Marquez claims there is no benefit to him meeting the Filipino for a fifth time.

"I think for me there is no point [in a fifth fight]," Marquez is quoted as saying on boxingscene.com. "We already achieved the desired result.

"I also asked several friends that I have around me and they told me not to do it. I said before the fourth fight, no matter how this fight ends, there cannot be a fifth.

"We'll review every option and then decide where we want to go. I feel very good. I do want to fight again but nothing has been decided. We'll see what happens."

Marquez is due to meet Top Rank chief Bob Arum this week, with the topic of debate likely to be a fight with Pacquiao.

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