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Marquez ready for the big time

Updated: May 5, 2004, 2:31 PM ET
By Steve Kim | Maxboxing.com

IBF/WBA featherweight titlist Juan Manuel Marquez faces Manny Pacquiao on Saturday night n the main event of HBO's highly anticipated doubleheader at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Marquez makes no bones about it -- this fight against the Filipino buzzsaw is the biggest bout of his career.

"Without a doubt," he says, unequivocally, through translator Ricardo Jimenez. "And not only do I think it's the most important fight, but I also think it's the most difficult fight I've had in my career."

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