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Mandatory Eight Count: Juan Manuel Marquez and Manny Pacquiao Keep Dancing

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Manny Pacquiao only wants to fight a couple more years. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
Manny Pacquiao only wants to fight a couple more years. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Marquez: 'I Want Pacquiao, Khan, Morales; Not Guerrero' (
Rick Reeno reports that Juan Manuel Marquez is looking to fight one of three opponents: Manny Pacquiao, Amir Khan or Erik Morales. All would be money fights for JMM, who is now 37 years old and looking to make a mark for legacy. Marquez-Morales would still be a very big fight in Mexico if both win their upcoming bouts against Michael Katsidis and Jorge Barrios, and since it would be at 140 and someone would find a belt to put on the line, it would be a fight between two of the top Mexican stars of an era to become the first Mexican fighter to win titles in four weight classes. Marquez-Khan would demand good money from HBO, and obviously Pacquiao-Marquez III would be, you know, Pacquiao-Marquez III.

Manny Pacquiao Eyes Juan Manuel Marquez, Retirement (FanHouse)
Pacquiao says, "I think people are not so interested, because if I were a boxing fan, I would not watch Pacquiao vs. Marquez." Manny has said for a while now that he doesn't feel a third fight with Marquez is viable anymore. But as much as I believe it's a mismatch these days, I have no doubt it's every bit as viable commercially as Mosley or Berto.

Andre Berto: Manny Pacquiao Has 'Skills to Pay the Bills' (FanHouse)
Andre Berto is playing this thing pretty cool. He says that while he thinks what Bernard Hopkins recently said (and has been said before) is true, but a coincidence, and that "you can't take anything away from what (Pacquiao has) done." Berto doesn't sound like he's overlooking Freddy Hernandez, either. He knows how much could be riding on that fight.

Andre Ward wary of Sakio Bika (Sydney Morning Herald/AAP)
Sakio Bika says, "I'm very sure Andre Ward can't handle my power." Ward says he's aware of Bika's "tendencies," meaning his reputation as a dirty fighter.

Katsidis inspired by late brother in Marquez fight (AFP)
"I will do this for Stathi, my family and myself," Katsidis said. "Stathi is inside me. We will fight this fight together. I know this is what he wants."

Carl Froch: my speed and movement key to success against Arthur Abraham (Telegraph)
Carl Froch compares himself to Bernard Hopkins and ponders whether or not he'll retire Arthur Abraham. I love Carl Froch's ego. It's endless entertainment.

Pascal-Hopkins nearly sold-out (
Just about 1,000 tickets remain for the fight between Jean Pascal and Bernard Hopkins at the Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City, meaning about 15,000 tickets have been sold. What a great fight province that is.

Donaire: I'm finally motivated to fight my best (AFP)
Nonito Donaire says, "I've never really been motivated. I'm reaching the more fully me, the better me." That sounds encouraging.

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