Juan Manuel Marquez won't request or demand any extra drug testing for his November 12 fight with Manny Pacquiao, which should be absolutely no surprise to anyone whatsoever, since you know, Marquez is the clear B-side of this fight and doesn't exactly have the juice (no pun intended) to be making extra drug test demands. If he wants the $5 million-plus that comes with this fight, he can't start getting all accusatory or anything.
Marquez also may need to search for a new opponent for July 16, as David Diaz wants what the Marquez camp feels is too much money, though Diaz has a different take on it:
"Just put it this way, I was offered a whole lot less than what I got paid with Morales. Now Morales, at the time when I fought him, supposedly they said he was washed up or whatever but we still put on a good fight and it was a lot less than what they offered me for Morales. It was like a slap in the face," Diaz said.
As much as I like David Diaz and feel he's a fine tune-up opponent, he better be getting seriously short-changed to turn down an offer to fight Marquez. The Morales fight he's referencing was four years ago, and he just fought Robert Frankel in January. He has nothing to lose to by taking this fight, even with the expectation that he'll lose. So again, unless he's getting offered true peanuts, I just don't see what he would be doing turning down the Marquez bout. What's going to come along? A rematch with Frankel?