Mayweather vs Pacquiao: If Manny wins, 5th Juan Manuel Marquez showdown may be among the highest PPVs ever
If Manny Pacquiao upsets Floyd Mayweather on May 2, someone will at ringside will be licking his chops.
... Top Rank founder and fight promoter Bob Arum.
Should Pac-Man be victorious and there is no immediate rematch, don't look for Pacquiao vs Amir Khan right away as Pacquiao & Co. will likely set their sights on a more lucrative, more redeeming option.
Juan Manuel Marquez.
Should Pacquiao defeat Floyd, Pacquiao vs Marquez 5 would be an easy sell and an opportunity JMM could not refuse.
Simply put, and in terms of revenue and public interest level, Pacquiao vs Marquez 5 may dwarf their four previous encounters and would likely be, by far, the most lucrative fight in Marquez's career.
After defeating Mayweather, Manny's stock would undoubtedly rise to epic proportions.
Moreover, as a result of JMM's breathtaking knockout of Pacquiao in 2012, Pac-Man fans would want to see their man gain redemption and revenge while the Mexican faithful would want to see their fighter silence the rejuvenated Filipino once and for all by replicating the same feat.
Moreover, some would refuse to give Manny accolades as the world's top welterweight until he avenged his defeat at the hands of Marquez, anyway.
Did Marquez get lucky or is he really the uncrowned champion?
Stylistically, Manny Pacquiao vs Juan Manuel Marquez is a four-time proven winner so a fan-friendly scrap is nearly guaranteed.
Add Manny's subsequent momentum from a Mayweather win with a captivating, new-and-improved Pacquiao-Marquez storyline, and Pacquiao vs Marquez 5 may rival Mayweather vs Canelo in PPV buys.
Juan Manuel Marquez and his trainer have been hinting the former may soon retire but, interestingly, there's been no formal announcement.
Don't be surprised if JMM is "mum" on his retirement until sometime next month as he's probably biding his time, waiting to see what happens with Mayweather vs Pacquiao before publicly disclosing his plans for the future.
Would Pacquiao vs Marquez 5 rival Mayweather vs Canelo?
- Pacquiao vs Cotto (2009): 1.25 Million Buys
Pacquiao earned around 22 million dollars for his part in the fight, whilst Cotto earned around 12 million dollars
- Pacquiao vs Margarito (2010): 1.15 Million Buys
- Pacquiao vs Mosley (2011): 1.3 Million Buys
- Pacquiao vs Marquez 3 (2011): 1.25 Million Buys
- Pacquiao vs Marquez 4 (2012): 1.15 Million Buys
Manny Pacquiao was guaranteed $26 million and Juan Manuel Márquez $6 million, plus a share of the profits from a pay-per-view that exceeded one million buys.
- Mayweather vs Canelo (2013): 2.2 Million Buys
- Pacquiao vs Marquez 5? (2015?): 2 Million Buys??