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Juan Manuel Marquez is determined to avoid Manny Pacquiao

World Boxing News reported Sunday that Juan Manuel Marquez still refuses to fight Manny Pacquiao for a fifth time.

Thanks to one savage punch, Juan Manuel Marquez believes he’s the meanest thing since soft pretzels.

In their fourth savage affair last December, Marquez (55-7-1, 40 KOs) brutally knocked the 35-year-old Pacquiao (55-5-2, 38 KOs) onto Queer Street at 2:59 of the sixth round.

Marquez is clearly satisfied with rendering Pacquiao unconscious and also remains livid that the “Fighter of the Decade” claims he was floored by a lucky blow.

Most recently, Marquez lost a split decision to WBO welterweight titlist Timothy Bradley in September.

The 30-year-old 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 incompetent, Bradley would have universally trumped Marquez on the cards.

“I have been talking to the promoter of Marquez and he says that he prefers a rematch with Bradley,” said WBO President Paco Valcarcel. “Saying that, I am not sure what stage talks are at the moment.”

Comparatively, Pacquiao earned a lopsided unanimous decision over Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios to capture the WBO international welterweight belt on November 24.

Displaying elite footwork and the uncanny ability to deliver punches from all angles, Pacquiao peppered the 27-year-old Rios (31-2-1, 23 KOs) with brilliant combinations that left “Bam Bam” bruised, cut and swollen.

Although a bit more cautious and reserved, Pacquiao remains an overwhelming force in the squared circle.

Pacquiao is tentatively slated to scrap on April 12 against an unnamed opponent at a venue to be determined in the United States.

Ultimately, should either match get cemented in 2014, both Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley would emerge victorious over Juan Manuel Marquez.

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