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Juan Manuel Marquez Refuses To Vacate WBO Crown

By Miguel Rivera

The World Boxing Organization recently asked Juan Manuel Marquez (55-6-1, 40KOs) to vacate his 140-pound title, because the Mexican boxer will be challenging the WBO's welterweight champion, Timothy Bradley, on October 12th at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

Since winning the belt in his fight against Sergei Fedchenko in April 2012, Marquez has not defended it. Based on the date of his fight with Bradley, there likely won't be a defense until 2014. Marquez is taking his second consecutive fight at 147-pounds.

Mike Alvarado is the WBO's interim champion at 140 and defends that belt against Ruslan Provodnikov on October 19th.

Marquez has asked for an extension from the WBO, because he wants to make a decision after the Bradley fight is over. 

"I have the fight on October 12 and after that fight I would decide on which title I plan to keep. If I win the welterweight title, then someone else could fight for the super lightweight belt. But first I must talk to the WBO to find the best solution. I will not [vacate] the title because I earned it in the ring," Marquez said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by RumirNemo on 08-16-2013

ha ha ha... this Juan Manuel Marquez is indeed Funny... why would Juan Manuel Marquez refuse to vacate an interim belt???... he he he... that's a very weird thing to do...does Juan Ma. Marquez realize what he is doing?... he…

Comment by cabalas on 08-16-2013

There has been other fighters that also were "upgraded" from interin to absolute champions and it came quickly to memory the case of Richar Abril. Additionally, I believe that all the crap of having super champions, regular champions, interims, etc.…

Comment by Hougigo on 08-16-2013

[QUOTE=MDPopescu;13654803]He won an interim belt, but meanwhile it was upgraded to a full belt... That's the funny thing...[/QUOTE] Same with Alvarado, Marquez doesn't have a belt anymore

Comment by MDPopescu on 08-16-2013

[QUOTE=GerardoGranados;13654633]Why would Marquez refuse to give up an interim belt?[/QUOTE] He won an interim belt, but meanwhile it was upgraded to a full belt... That's the funny thing...

Comment by GerardoGranados on 08-16-2013

Why would Marquez refuse to give up an interim belt?

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