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 Last update:  1/12/2012       Read more by Salvador Rodriguez         
   
Juan Manuel Marquez Return Eyed For March 17 in Mexico
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By Salvador Rodriguez

If Manny Pacquiao takes a pass on a fourth fight with Juan Manuel Marquez (53-6-1, 39KOs), then the Mexican boxer may possibly headline a show on March 17th at a new venue in Mexico City, according to promoter Fernando Beltran of Zanfer Promotions. One possible opponent for the March fight is former lightweight champion David Diaz (36-4-1, 17KOs), who was once in the running to face Marquez in 2011.

"We would like the fight with Pacquiao, but if it doesn't happen, then there is a strong possibility that he'll fight in the new arena with a southpaw like David Diaz, so we kill two birds with one stone because [Marquez] fulfills his dream of fighting in Mexico City and he would fight a southpaw in preparation for a new fight with Pacquiao," said Beltran.

Salvador Rodriguez covers boxing in Mexico for The Record.

Tags: Juan Manuel Marquez , David Diaz , Marquez vs Diaz , Marquez-Diaz



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comment by EdMon917, on 01-15-2012
Sounds good. He should be able to give his people a show. If he was to face Pacquiao, Bradley, or Peterson/Khan he might lose. Wouldn't want to lose in front of your people.

comment by blacksocks, on 01-15-2012
JMM knows he can't afford to lose right now looking towards a huge retirement pay against Pac or any top attraction fighters. He won't make much money with David Diaz, but at least he can make the most of his preparation with a live, tough punching bag.

comment by miclantecuhtli, on 01-14-2012
[QUOTE=reyocs]Wahahaha...in your dreams a loser mixecan......your all favorate fighters test the canvas agains the pacman,.......they test the power of pinoy power.... Jj marquez is very lucky in the trilogy w/pacman......he plays survival mode..not winning....what ashame on you boy..[/QUOTE] Obs...

comment by The Surgeon, on 01-13-2012
[QUOTE=chiguy91]i agree, but man i'm so happy to hear he'll be fighting again. can't wait to see who his opponent is for sure..[/QUOTE] I know man every time the Old Maestro steps through the ropes its a privilege to watch.... He is actually my favourite of the 3 Amigo's (JMM, Morales, MAB)...

comment by DPG, on 01-13-2012
[QUOTE=reyocs]Wahahaha...in your dreams a loser mixecan......your all favorate fighters test the canvas agains the pacman,.......they test the power of pinoy power.... Jj marquez is very lucky in the trilogy w/pacman......he plays survival mode..not winning....what ashame on you boy..[/QUOTE] ...

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