|The highly anticipated rematch between WBA-IBF featherweight champion and Manny Pacquiao will take place on February 5th in the New Year. Marquez barely retained his titles in a highly disputed draw with Pacquiao in May of|
this year and subsequently fought Orlando Salido in a marking time fight. Pacquiao returns to action shortly against Thailand's Fahsang 3K Battery. Once again, all eyes will turn to Las Vegas as the two battle it out for the unified featherweight championship of the world and the winner may well look forward to a match with newly crowned WBC-IBF super featherweight champion Marco Antonio Barrera. Fresh from his sensational win over Erik Morales, Barrera is as yet undecided on whether he will return to the featherweight division or stay and defend his new titles in the super featherweight class. A Barrera-Marquez fight or a Barrera-Pacquiao rematch would certainly light up the second half of 2005.