With Manny Pacquiao set to meet Shane Mosley Saturday night on Showtime pay-per-view the plans are already in motion for Pacquiao's next fight. The talk of a third fight with Juan Manuel Marquez has been picking up steam as of late and recently word came out that Marquez has been offered a huge amount of money to take the fight. Now, Jhonny Gonzalez of Boxing Scene is reporting that a November 12 date has been set aside for Manny's next fight.
There is an immediate rematch clause in the Pacquiao vs. Mosley contract that dictates that Manny will get another shot at Mosley if he can pull off the huge upset win. If the expected happens, it would appear that Pacquiao vs. Marquez 3 will be next up for the world's top pound-for-pound fighter.
The first battle between Marquez and Pacquiao took place at featherweight with the two men battling to an amazing draw. Manny was able to drop Marquez three times in the first round but JMM fought back and won the vast majority of the rest of the rounds to pull even. Pacquiao likely should have gotten the win but rather than a 10-6 score for the first round for three knockdowns, one judge scored the round 10-7 resulting in his final scorecard reading 113-113.
The two met in a rematch at super featherweight and Pacquiao won a tremendous fight by split decision. In that fight Pacquiao managed a knockdown in the third round that was the deciding moment.
Pacquiao would be a big favorite in the fight if it is held at welterweight due to the large size advantage he'd enjoy at this point in his career.