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Juan Manuel Marquez Beats Soccer in Mexico Ratings

By Miguel Rivera

Boxing continues to grow in popularity in Mexico and the sport now even surpassing soccer in the television ratings. 

According to several media outlets in Mexico, the return of former four division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez, who on May 17th defeated Mike Alvarado with a twelve round unanimous decision, drew a final ratings figure of 21 points and about 22 million viewers. The number beat the Mexican soccer final between Leon and Pachuca, which had 18 points and some 19 million viewers.

Marquez's return also beat out the Mexico ratings number generated by Floyd Mayweather Jr. in his battle against Marcos "Chino" Maidana, which scored 13 points. But Marquez was unable to beat the ratings figure generated by the April 12th rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley, which had 24 points.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Noctilux on 05-27-2014

Not a surprise. Mexico has never been a Football/Soccer power.

Comment by jas on 05-27-2014

A true Mexican legend.

Comment by beast702 on 05-27-2014

[QUOTE=Hougigo;14594094]Good numbers, anybody find it odd though that Pac/Bradley was more watched than the Marquez fight?[/QUOTE] Well Pac/Bradley was a big time rematch while Marquez fought a fight that wasn't supposed to be competitive. Shows Pacquiao is still very popular…

Comment by eternalfighter on 05-27-2014

Boxing has always been popular in Mexico...along with soccer their the national sports. And when you have a fighter of Marquez's caliber it surpasses soccer.

Comment by fceeviper on 05-27-2014

Great news for all the sport of Boxing and JMM. :boxing:

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