Four-part world champion Mikey Garcia has told the boxing scene that he would approach Manny Pacquiao in a similar way to Juan Manuel Marquez.
Garcia, 32, tried his best to lure 41-year-old Pacquiao into a showdown.
After defeating Jessie Vargas in late February, Garcia said he would go anywhere in the world to fight Pacquiao.
—————————- “Paquiao is very aggressive, very experienced, very strong. But I see it as an opportunity for me to fight very smartly and try to counterattack, much like Marquez fought Manny, ”said Garcia.
Garcia described Marquez as very intelligent and a great counter strike.
"I think it will be very similar that I can find a way to use my intelligence, my counter-strike skills against Pacquiao, a legend," said Garcia.
————————- Pacquiao and Marquez fought four times, with the first fight ending in a draw before Marquez lost two consecutive controversial decisions.
In their fourth and final fight in December 2012, Pacquiao was beaten cold and flat in the sixth round by Marquez. There was a shout for a fifth meeting between the vicious rivals, but Marquez avoided the challenge despite the glamorous challenge of tempting a monumental payday.
—————————- The first thing Garcia did after defeating Vargas, the former WBO welterweight world champion, was to call Pacquiao.
Next came reports that Matchroom's influential Eddie Hearn was negotiating with rich supporters to bring about the Pacquiao-Garcia clash in Saudi Arabia. For his part, Pacquiao expressed a wish to return to the ring in July.
This was before the corona virus chaos would develop into a contagion that is now threatening the whole world.
It is unclear whether a Pacquiao-Garcia fight would ever take place or not.
Pacquiao last fought in July when he struggled to make a separate decision about the
previously undefeated Keith Thurman.
Pacquiao knocked Thurman down in the first round of this brutal encounter. INQ
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