The dust has barely settled on Pacquiao's whitewashing of Sugar Shane, but Manny's next opponent is already signed: Juan Manuel Marquez, November 12, in Las Vegas. News of the pair's third go-round (and its catchweight of 144 lbs.) was first broken by Boxingscene.com. Some recent clarifications of the contract offered by Top Rank:
- Marquez is guaranteed a minimum of $5,000,000 for the November fight, and $10,000,000 for a rematch if he wins
- For every PPV sold over 700,000, Marquez will receive $5
- The contracted weight is 144 lbs., with either side paying $1,000,000 for each lb. over at the weigh-in
The ball is now in Golden Boy's hands to match that offer, but it seems highly unlikely they will be able to.