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Juan Manuel Marquez and Manny Pacquiao seem ready for a fifth fight

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The mouthpiece for Juan Manuel Marquez said Tuesday that the Mexican icon is now willing to throw fists with Manny Pacquiao for a fifth time.

Marquez (55-7-1, 40 KOs), who in December 2012 brutally knocked the 35-year-old Pacquiao (55-5-2, 38 KOs) onto Queer Street, is tentatively slated to face Mike Alvarado on May 17 at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

The 40-year-old Marquez most recently lost a split decision to WBO welterweight titlist Timothy Bradley in September.

Bradley (31-0-0-1, 12 KOs) was the aggressor and absolutely handled “Dinamita” throughout the competitive affair.

To offset Marquez’s ruggedness, Bradley utilized his blazing hand speed and elite footwork.

“Desert Storm” dominated with jabs and managed to avoid exchanges and getting lured into a slugfest.

Bradley rocked Marquez with a left hook in the fight’s waning seconds that nearly floored the graying Mexican.

If a “Sin City” judge wasn’t inept, Bradley would have universally outscored Marquez.

Bradley is now readying for his April 12 rematch against Pacquiao.

In their initial bout in June 2012, Bradley unwittingly stole Pacquiao’s crown when criminally incompetent judges handed him a split decision.

“He wants the challenge of the Bradley-Pacquiao winner, he wants to make history of a fifth world title in five divisions,” said promoter Fernando Beltran. “If Pacquiao wins he’ll have the belt, and Juan wants it.”

“Desert Storm” is quick, aggressive and fearless.

Unfortunately for Bradley, despite being an extremely formidable prizefighter, he possesses feathery fists and is incapable of hurting Pacquiao.

Plus, considering the revenge factor, Pacquiao will be supremely prepared for his sequel with Bradley.

Expect Pacquiao to brawl with Bradley and emerge victorious via the cards this spring.

Subsequently, provided “Dinamita” overcomes Alvarado (34-2, 23 KOs), Juan Manuel Marquez should “want the challenge of the Bradley-Pacquiao winner.”

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