Is a boxing rivalry between Mexico and the Philippines brewing? Can it eventually become as big as the never-ending wars between Mexico and Puerto Rico? Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, says Juan Manuel Marquez. The lightweight champion explains while his Pacquiao rubbermatch will be the biggest ever between a Mexican and Filipino fighter, there’s still more work to be done in building up the potential rivalry.
I don’t believe there is a big rivalry between our countries yet. Mexico and the Philippines are coming along with some good fighters at different weight classes and with some many good boxers from both countries it could turn out into a big rivalry in the near future.
In both our countries boxing is very important and our fans give us a lot of support. Every time we get in the ring we both have all of our countryman supporting us and we want to give them the victory at all cost. We put everything on the line each and every time we step into that ring. Look at the first two fights between Manny and I. We fought twenty-four hard rounds and never gave up. This fight will be the same as I will give it my all to win, as I know will Manny.
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