Pacquiao vs Marquez IV: WBC's Sulaiman says fight lacks importance with no title belts

Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE

Jose Sulaiman of the WBC says that the fourth fight between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez is 'without any importance,' but that couldn't possibly be because neither man is giving him any money for a sanctioning fee, could it?

Jose Sulaiman, the hilarious man in charge of the WBC, is spending his time these days moaning about the fourth fight between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez lacking importance:

"The fourth version of Manny Pacquiao vs. Marquez is a fight without any importance, because there is no championship at stake. It is a fight that only interests those in Mexico and the Philippines, and [the match is] not drawing attention anywhere else in the world. It is a fight with only a single purpose, to fill the date and nothing more," Sulaiman told Yahoo Deportes.

You'll recall that Sulaiman did this same crap a year ago, when Pacquiao and Marquez didn't fight for any WBC titles. They are also not fighting for any WBC titles this time. So of course he's having another tantrum. Last year's fight made a lot of money. This year's fight will make a lot of money. And some of it will go to the WBO, who have invented the "Champion of the Decade" title for the fight.

This is all pretty funny, really, and Sulaiman's child-like reaction is terrific, not to mention predictable. You'd think someone his age, with his experience, would know better than to cry like this, but he can't control it. If he's not cashing any checks, and the WBC isn't involved, he alternates between "couldn't care less" about what's happening in boxing, and aggressively attacking what happens in boxing. Maybe he just needs a nap, or another melodramatic phony "retirement."

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