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Photo: Juan Manuel Marquez Signed to Fight Pacquiao on November 12

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Juan Manuel Marquez is signed to fight Manny Pacquiao on November 12, and if there's any lingering doubt (there isn't, I know), here's a photo of the contract from Todd duBoef's Twitter:


All we're waiting on now to make this officially official is the signature of Manny Pacquiao on a separate contract, so that he can collect the heap of cash monies he will be offered for the fight. I mean, look, it's a done deal, but you know, "it's not."

Wrap your brain around that mind-bender if you dare.

What do you figure Pacquiao winds up getting for this fight? This is the richest bout of Marquez's career, at a $5 million guarantee plus $5 per buy over 850,000 pay-per-views sold. If this thing goes over like hotcakes (which I think it might), he could make a big, big score on this fight. And the $10 million carrot dangled for a fourth fight, should Marquez win, is quite an incentive for the 38-year-old-to-be to come to win.

The previous financial high point in the career of Marquez was the 2009 fight he had with Floyd Mayweather, where he made a $3.2 million purse, upped to $3.8 million when Mayweather shrugged off the 144-pound catchweight.

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