Juan Manuel Marquez To Fight On, April Return in Play
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.
[QUOTE=-Kev-;12916898]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…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 [email protected] come back alive! i hope and im sure that doesnt happen but if and thats a big if…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;12916414]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…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…Post a Comment/View More User Comments (47)