Pacquiao vs Marquez III press tour pictures
With the long-awaited third meeting between both fighters now only a couple of months away the excitement levels reached fever pitch in Pacquiao’s home country as the pair were mobbed by fans everywhere they went.
Mexican scrapper Marquez endeared himself immediately to the Filipino fight fans and media when he insisted in doing all his interviews in English and was even presented with the keys to the city of Manila after a visit to Mayor Alfredo S. Lim along with promoter Bob Arum.
‘I am happy to be here. This is my second time visiting Manila,’ said Marquez. ‘I love the Filipino fight fans and I am happy I got this opportunity, not just to fight Manny Pacquiao again but because I get to return to Manila.
‘Everyone has made me feel at home. I will be training in the mountains for this fight. This is a very important fight to me and I know it will not be easy to win it.’