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Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez have completed the second stage of their three-city international media tour with a news conference on Wednesday in New York City. On Thursday they will do more promotional work in the area, then head to Mexico City for a big finale in the new Arena Ciudad de México which will be open to the public.
Manny Pacquiao: I choose to fight Marquez again for the fourth time because I believe we can give a good fight for the fans. The last three fights were were close and he never accepted that he lost….I’m looking forward to winning impressively and to make the fight as short as possible.
Juan Manuel Marquez: I need to change something in the ring. I need to change something in my training, in my camp. A lot of people ask ‘What do you need to prove in this fight?’ I say I don’t need to prove nothing, because I won the last three fights! And now I need to win this fight.
The fourth clash in this legendary fight series will take place on December 8 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Pacquiao-Marquez 4 will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View.