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 Last update:  8/2/2014       Read more by Salvador Rodriguez         
   
Juan Manuel Marquez Ponders Whether To Fight Again
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By Salvador Rodriguez

Former four division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez (56-7-1, 40KOs) is still determining whether or not he plans to fight again. Marquez turns 41-years-old on August 23rd. Marquez fought once in 2012 and 2013, and was last in the ring in May where he won a twelve round decision over Mike Alvarado. If Marquez does continue to fight, his trainer Nacho Beristain would like to see him face the International Boxing Federation welterweight champion, Shawn Porter.

"Before thinking about an opponent, first I have to decide whether we will continue, so we will then see what comes. If we are going to continue, then we have to study the opponents and see what is best for us," Marquez said. "Such a decision must be taken with due time, whatever the choice I have to think it over really well...it's not a matter of one or two months, it takes some time. [When the time comes] it will be very hard to say that I'm retiring," Marquez said.

The Mexican veteran says there is a possibility that he may not fight again until early 2015, but he wants to fight again before the year is over.

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comment by FloydvsPac, on 08-08-2014
[QUOTE=Warsai]Random testing is solid proof if it is done correctly, VADA, Olympic style testing. Fighters should not choose which test they take. I agree with your statements. However, the times we are in, it's not mandated. Being a fight fan are we not supposed to enjoy a fight? When McGuire an...

comment by Inkanyamba, on 08-05-2014
I'll be completely honest here, I absolutely love what he did to Pacquiao and I will forever cherish that moment as one of the all time greatest moments in boxing history....BUT....I'll be honest and say I don't really care for Marquez as a person or a fighter after that move he pulled against Br...

comment by Warsai, on 08-05-2014
Random testing is solid proof if it is done correctly, VADA, Olympic style testing. Fighters should not choose which test they take. I agree with your statements. However, the times we are in, it's not mandated. Being a fight fan are we not supposed to enjoy a fight? When McGuire and Sosa had the...

comment by FloydvsPac, on 08-05-2014
[QUOTE=Warsai]This thread is hilarious. Manny and Marquez are great fighters, no debating that and anyone trying to argue that point does not know boxing. However, the PED speculation for both is over the top. Marquez is the more suspicious of the two. The proof is in the pudding. Marquez gets bi...

comment by pepzz, on 08-04-2014
[QUOTE=pepzz]muahahhahahaha this thread. *******s are so hurt lmao let it go.....[/QUOTE] The P@cT@rds word is ban? ROFL LMFAO@!@@@@@

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