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DOT asked for P3 billion to stage Pacquiao vs Marquez V

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Pacquiao vs Marquez V – Manny Pacquiao is looking for a financial boost of P3 billion ($60m) to stage a fifth meeting with arch-rival Juan Manuel Marquez.

“Pac-man” hopes to stage the bout at the back end of 2017.

Despite promoter Bob Arum laying the foundations of a four-fight plan culminating in a massive US clash with Terence Crawford in November or December, it seems Pacquiao has his blueprint in place.

The 38-year-old Senator has turned to his government friends. He wants to secure funding to bring his Mexican nemesis to the Philippines.

Pacquiao seeks a revenge mission following his devastating knockout in 2012.

Pacquiao vs Marquez V

“I plan to rematch with [Juan Manuel] Marquez. I am looking to take the fight to the Philippines,” Pacquiao said in an interview with Freddie Webb and Boyet Sison on DZMM’s “Fast Break” radio show.

“It would be good if we fought again for the Filipino fans. We are planning for the last quarter of the year here in the Philippines,” he added.

Inactive veteran Marquez, 43, hasn’t fought since 2014. However, he had been linked to an encounter with Miguel Cotto until the Puerto Rican decided to face James Kirkland.

A clash with Cotto still seems possible for the summer.

Marquez has always dismissed the notion of another meeting with Pacquiao following two questionable scorecard decisions.

“Dinamita” shocked the world with his only victory over Pacquiao from the four meetings. It was a fantastic punch that laid Pacquiao out for the count and more.

Pacquiao would have to offer a substantial sum, possibly seven figures to lure Marquez.

That’s the reason for his request to the Department of Tourism. At this point, it is still being considered.

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