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Juan Manuel Marquez is Leaning Towards Retirement

By Rene Umanzor

Juan Manuel Marquez, 40-years-old and winner of titles in four weight divisions, appears to be leaning towards retirement after suffering a twelve round split decision loss to undefeated WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley on Saturday night at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

After knocking out Manny Pacquiao in their fourth meeting last December, Marquez planned to retire and his family was pressuring him to walk away, but his wife gave him permission to pursue a fifth world crown from Bradley.

"It is difficult [to continue] and even more so with these kind of situations in which some appreciate one thing, others something else. I have to think and believe that the decision to retire was made ever since I beat Manny Pacquiao, but I wanted to try to go that fifth title. My family [wanted me to retire] and I told them to give me a final chance, but now they want me to be completely devoted to them and I think they need me. I got the chance [to win the fifth world title], it wasn't the result I expected but I'm happy with my performance. I fought an opponent who didn't want to fight and I faced an opponent who knew he would win if it went to a decision," Marqiez said.

Rene Umanzor covers boxing in Mexico for The Record.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MikeRo1972 on 10-16-2013

So long as he's with Memo the Candy man anyone who fights JMM is going to demand VADA or 3rd party random testing. It'll disrupt his cycling on and off so hell yeah he's leaning towards retirement. He's going to…

Comment by Alx. on 10-16-2013

Piss must be getting hard to swallow with age

Comment by RumirNemo on 10-16-2013

... Juan Manuel Marquez should indeed be retired rather than staying put in boxing for the reasons that he might just put boxing into a disarray.. what?... WHY?... with his constant whining AND complaining about the results of the judges…

Comment by DeadScared on 10-16-2013

Marquez is still the great warrior that he is. Bradley was just the swifter fighter when they met. Like they say you can't catch him if his not there.

Comment by Kuyukut on 10-16-2013

He'll be back and he still knows that he's still a relevant fighter. He still can make millions of dollars for another fight or two.

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