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 Last update:  5/12/2011       Read more by Jhonny Gonzalez         
   
Juan M. Marquez: I Want Diaz in Mexico City on July 2
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By Jhonny Gonzalez

The next fight for Juan Manuel Marquez will likely take place on July 2 at El Palacio de los Deportes in Mexico City. Marquez passed on the opportunity to fight in Las Vegas. He wants to face David Diaz in a junior welterweight bout to prepare himself for a third showdown with Manny Pacquiao on November 12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Marquez has three proposals from venues who want host his next fight.

He will attempt to secure Diaz in the next couple of days. If a deal is not reached, he will choose another opponent for July. Diaz indicated in a recent BoxingScene.com interview that nobody from Marquez's team has approached him as of yet. 

"Option A, is to fight Palacio de los Deportes, Option B is Foro Sol, and option C is the Arena Mexico. It would be an honor to fight in Mexico. I hope to fight in [El Palacio de los Deportes]. That's what I want, but I don't have all of the details. It's been many years since I've fought in Mexico City, where I was born as a fighter and grew up as a champion. I want to secure David Diaz, who is a lefty and a tough fighter and should put me on pace for a fight with Pacquiao," Marquez told Sal Rodriguez.

The fight with Pacquiao will take place at a catch-weight of 144-pounds. Marquez is waiting to see if Golden Boy Promotions is willing to match Top Rank's offer.

Tags: Juan Manuel Marquez , David Diaz , Marquez vs Diaz , Marquez-Diaz


 

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comment by ELPERRO, on 05-12-2011
Smart move...i like it. Fight a guy @ 140. In your home town. against a lefty, former WORLD Champion and Paquiao apponent, and under his own promotional banner. He needs to beat Diaz with ease and impress...If not...I doubt that i will Order Pac/Marquez 3. I guess that's the only downside...

comment by Rapid Counter, on 05-12-2011
I don't think Diaz is the is a good choice for a tune up but to be honest who is Marquez going to fight that could replicate pacs style? If I was Marquez I would forget about pac for the moment and go for the 4th world title at 140 against Judah, it for sure will be an easier fight than pac. Plus...

comment by ИATAS, on 05-12-2011
[QUOTE=any craic lad?]Neither do i.Diaz has been a career lightweight and im sure they wont be fighting at lightweight because what sort of tune up would that be for a fight he knows he will be fighting nine pounds heavier.This is a useless tune up Diaz outside of being a lefty resembles Manny's ...

comment by TU PADRE, on 05-12-2011
morales is looking for an opponent in july...why not him???

comment by The Smash, on 05-12-2011
[QUOTE=Illdil]R u telling him to take a very dangerous fight as a TUNE UP!!?? like Judah/Bradley/Khan/Maidana etc etc ....JMM thinks David Diaz is a very easy fight and a everage puncher at best with very limited skills and that why he will b the possible option for the tune up..[/QUOTE] I thi...

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