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Dubai prince offers Marquez 15 million to fight Zolani Marali

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  1. ZroC Silver Belt

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    By Rene Umanzor

    According to trainer/manager Ignacio "Nacho" Beristain, a rich prince in Dubai has put together a written offer of $15 million dollars to see Juan Manuel Marquez face the junior welterweight champion of the World Boxing Federation (WBF), Zolani Marali (22-5, 13 KO's) of South Africa. Marquez is being lined up to return in the month on April, in a tuneup for a fifth fight with Manny Pacquiao in September.

    Nacho says despite the big offer for a fight in Dubai, promoters Bob Arum of Top Rank and Fernando Beltran of Zanfer are at the head of the line to stage Marquez's next fight.

    "At a function in Morelia, the president of the WBF (Howard Goldberg), an association that works more in Europe and Africa, was told me to tell me that a prince was interested in Juan and sent a written proposal to face Zolani Marali," Nacho said. "It has a formal offer of $15 million to fight in Dubai, but Bob Arum and Fernando Beltran have priority."

    The proposal has a date in March, which Nacho says is not possible because Marquez has not been training. Even a date in April would be tough, says Nacho, but at least that is possible given the circumstances.

    "I think that is not enough time for Juan to fight, because he is usually prepared very well and he knows he can not go into a fight with little preparation, so I do not think that anything will happen on that date," he said.

    Rene Umanzor covers boxing in Mexico for The Record.
     
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  2. Confucamus Last of the V8s Platinum Member

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    Marquez. Not Martinez.
     
  3. ZroC Silver Belt

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    I'm sure I don't know what you're talking about
     
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    Would be sweet of one of these Dubai motherfucking princes was into MMA and threw that money about to get Silva vs GSP and other superfights to happen.
     
  5. ZroC Silver Belt

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    wasn't there a story about a Dubai prince buying part of the UFC? What ever happened to that?
     
  6. Shime Waza Blue Belt

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    Smoke and mirrors or perhaps the deal sank.
     
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    It didn't sink. A sheik from Abu Dhabi has owned 10% of Zuffa for the past three years.
     
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    They usually dont pay random money for single events, they rather buy everything included :D

    I like how they handle business in the football world.
     
  9. Seano Hands of bone

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    The thread has obviously been edited. You've been caught in your own web of lies.
     
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    Flash Entertainment definitely don't own 10% of Zuffa.
     
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    I'm still wondering why the GBP hasn't set up an event headlined by Amir Khan in Dubai...

    Maybe, 50 will do it with Billy Dib.
     
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    I understand wanting to stage the fight in Dubai, but would he request some unknown fella from south africa as the opponent? If he's willing to drop that sort of money, he may as well propose an interesting opponent. Doesn't add up for me.
     
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    I agree I don't fully understand it unless its seen as a tune up for a fifth with Manny.
     
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    Need more money.
     

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