Juan Manuel Marquez is Not Interested in Brandon Rios

By Jose Luis Camarillo,

WBO interim-junior welterweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez (54-6-1, 39KOs) says that he has very little interest in facing Brandon Rios (30-0-1, 22KOs) on July 14th at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. 

According to Marquez, he prefers to face a southpaw, like Filipino Mercito Gesta (25-0, 13 KOs) and Argentine fighter César Cuenca (42-10, 1 KO), who was scheduled to face Marquez earlier this month before being replaced by Sergey Fedchenko. Irish boxer Paul McCloskey is another boxer who was mentioned in recent weeks.

"I don't like the Rios [fight]. He doesn't make weight [for his fights]. In addition, he doesn't fit our plans, because he is a right [handed fighter]," Marquez said.

Marquez plans to return to the Romanza Gym in Mexico City on Monday.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by The Big Dunn on 04-30-2012

JMM signed with top rank to fight Manny. He has to know he's gonna get another fight with Manny because Bob already said no Floyd/manny fight this year. WHy even consider fighting Rios. Makes no sense. Of course for Bob,…

Comment by Cuauhtémoc1520 on 04-30-2012

Have to agree with JMM. Rios doesn't have a belt, doesn't make weight and let's be real here, JMM would take him to school. There's no public interest for this fight especially the way Rios performed vs Abril. JMMis hoping…

Comment by Light_Speed on 04-30-2012

[QUOTE=AlwaysOnTop;12059718]You never know...Rios might KO JMM...[/QUOTE] You can say that about every matchup. Anything can happen but what would most likely happen is JMM knocking this punk out cold.

Comment by Jensen_usmc on 04-30-2012

For yall calling Rios a Scrub, Bum or what not, Man STFU! Ur probably just fat assess sittin on the couch playing video games. I highly doubt ur someone creditable thats been on HBO or Showtime, if so whats your…

Comment by Pin Galarga on 04-30-2012

[QUOTE=newcastleking;12058787]Marquez can be the best lightweight of this decade.[/QUOTE] Ha ha haaaaaaaaa Crack its a hell of a drug... hahahaaaaa

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