Juan Manuel Marquez Disputes Retirement Confirmation

By Miguel Rivera

WBA/WBO lightweight champion Juan Manuel "Dinamita" Marquez (53-6-1, 39KOs) has fully denied several reports which claim the Mexican icon, 39-years-old, confirmed that 2012 would be his final year in the sport of boxing.

Marquez returns to the ring on April 21 against Cesar Cuenca for the WBO's interim-title at 140-pounds, and then he has a date of July 14th, possibly at Cowboys Stadium against unbeaten Mercito Gesta. If all goes well, he hopes to face Manny Pacquiao in a fourth battle in November.

"I think there was a misunderstanding with the media, who said that I confirmed that I was possibly going to retire this year, but there was no confirmation [that I would retire in 2012]," said Marquez.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Fearless on 03-03-2012

[QUOTE=adp023;11847812] Or it's emotional. Obviously, he's not taking the loss like a man.[/QUOTE] You'd feel the same as him if you were robbed like that, especially being so hungry to prove to the world that he is the better fighter…

Comment by [email protected] on 03-03-2012

he will always be a crybaby...

Comment by King Ju-Ju on 03-03-2012

I don't wanna see Marquez fight Pacquiao again. I really, really don't. What I would like to see is Marquez and Brandon Rios fight. Mexican vs Mexican-American. Oh yeah!!!

Comment by mccready on 03-03-2012

[QUOTE=adp023;11847812]Something must be up with him physically, if he's seriously contemplating retirement. Or it's emotional. Obviously, he's not taking the loss like a man.[/QUOTE] Can't really blame him for "not taking the loss like a man" since he didn't so…

Comment by loui_ludwig on 03-03-2012

If there is no 4th fight with Pac, then he should stay or go to 140 pounds.

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