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 Last update:  2/14/2012       Read more by Ernesto Castellanos         
   
Juan Manuel Marquez: If Pacquiao Don't Agree, I'll Retire
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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."

Tags: Manny Pacquiao , Juan Manuel Marquez


 

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comment by Hyacinth, on 02-15-2012
[QUOTE=SoggyLungs]erik morales?[/QUOTE] that win is pre pactard nation.

comment by illwill112, on 02-15-2012
[QUOTE=budfr]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 two. The third one !!![/QUOTE] W...

Hang em up while you're on Top
comment by jrrod02, 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 in his prime. One of the best careers to watch, but also one of the most heart breaking careers...

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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