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 Last update:  1/14/2013       Read more by Ernesto Castellanos         
   
Juan Manuel Marquez To Fight On, April Return in Play
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By Miguel Rivera & Ernesto Castellanos, notifight.com

According to sources in Mexico, Juan Manuel Marquez (55-6-1, 40KOs) will continue his career in 2013. Following December's sixth round knockout of Manny Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38KOs), Marquez was under a lot of pressure, as the boxer's wife wanted him to retire. Marquez, 39-years-old, took a long vacation with his family and a final decision was made to continue.

A good source indicates that Marquez held a recent meeting with promoter Fernando Beltran of Zanfer Promotions and they agreed to a ring return in April - either on April 13 or April 20 - and the two potential opponents being mentioned are Jessie Vargas (21-0, 9KOs) and Vyacheslav Senchenko (33-1, 22KOs). Vargas, according to sources, is said to be the favorite, among those two names, to land the match. Pacquiao will also take an interim fight in April - and then both superstars would come together for a fifth battle in September.

The location and venue of the April fight is still a mystery. The fight could take place in the United States or the Mexican icon could return to Mexico City, where he defeated Sergey Fedchenko last year.

Tags: Manny Pacquiao , Juan Manuel Marquez , Pacquiao-Marquez 5 , Pacquiao vs Marquez 5


 

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comment by ddangerous, on 01-14-2013
[QUOTE=-Kev-]They are as good as it can get for a tune up. They're also legit 140-147 pounders while i'm not convinced Marquez is even a full fledged JWW. I still see him as a LW. His two wins over Pacquiao at 147 has people thinking that he's actually a WW. Maybe, just maybe, he could already be...

comment by lilducer22, on 01-14-2013
oh no! i hope its not true, hopefully its not, if pac wins and its faster than the pac knockout then p@ctards come back alive! i hope and im sure that doesnt happen but if and thats a big if then p@ctards come back, but i think pac will be too catious to try and take out juan, so he wont get knoc...

comment by Japanese Boxing, on 01-14-2013
................................... JMM.... Retire. You can't beat this ending.

comment by Muscles72, on 01-14-2013
[QUOTE=lefthook2daliva]I'd like to see Marquez fight Bradley or one of the other young guns, but if he wants to face a lesser foe this time out, I can't fault him. Not like he makes a habit out of it...[/QUOTE] No he doesn't remember he's the one who stepped up and fought mayweather.

comment by BIGLEX, on 01-14-2013
JMM should have retired, there's no point in a fifth match when both fighters are past their primes. Why do fighters need to get KTFO or beaten to a pulp in order for them to realize its time to hang em up?

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