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Juan Manuel Marquez: If Pacquiao Don't Agree, I'll Retire

By Ernesto Castellanos & Miguel Rivera, notifightc.com

Juan Manuel Marquez, the world lightweight champion of the World Boxing Association and World Boxing Organization is gearing up to return to the Romanza Gym in Mexico. He plans to return on April 21 in Mexico City, possibly against former champion David Diaz - but makes it clear that his April fight with Diaz is far from done. He wants to secure a fourth fight with Manny Pacquiao in the fall and says "I will not wait forever."

Pacquiao recenty signed to defend his WBO welterweight title against Timothy Bradley on June 9 in Las Vegas.

If Pacquiao does not give him a fight in the fall, Marquez plans to close out his career in 2012.

"My plans are already set. This is my last year in boxing, and if the fight with Pacquiao gets done, the that's great, but I will not wait around until he chooses to do it. If we fight, fine. Otherwise, my retirement has already been decided," Marquez said.

"It's possible that my next fight will take place on April 21 in Mexico City against David Diaz, but that is still only a possibility."

Nacho Beristain, Juan's manager and trainer added - [Pacquiao's stock] plunged after what Juan did to him. I think that he wants the fight against Marquez at the end of the year."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Agent Mulder on 02-15-2012

[QUOTE=SoggyLungs;11783794]erik morales?[/QUOTE] that win is pre pactard nation.

Comment by illwill112 on 02-15-2012

[QUOTE=budfr;11782826]pactards are the reason Filipinos got their arses kicked in Argentina. They don´t have the humbleness and integrity of Northern Asians i.e. Koreans, Japanese, etc. Why can´t they accept Marquez was robbed in the third fight?? Let´s forget the other…

Comment by JrRod on 02-15-2012

If Marquez cannot secure a 4th match with Manny Pacquiao then he should retire. This guy has nothing more to prove. He beat so many top guys in his prime and was also avoided by many of the top guys…

Comment by kiaba360 on 02-15-2012

If Bradley beats Pac, will he consider fighting him at the end of the year??

Comment by 4Corners on 02-15-2012

Marquez should fight the winner of Rios-Gamboa, if that fight happens.

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