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Juan Manuel Marquez Sets His Sights on Lamont Peterson

By Salvador Rodriguez

Juan Manuel Marquez (53-6-1, 39 KO's) wants to have the opportunity to fight for his fourth title in a fourth weight division. Marquez, who doesn't expect to fight Pacquiao in the coming months, is looking to fight WBA/IBF junior welterweight champion Lamont Peterson (30-1, 15 KOs) at Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Although it is not yet known when this proposed fight will happen, it is expected that Marquez and his promoters will hold a metting in the coming days to discuss this proposal, with a post-fight commitment that the winner gets a shot at Pacquiao in the second half of 2012.

Salvador Rodriguez covers boxing in Mexico for The Record.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Ringlife on 01-21-2012

I like this match up its a classic in the making if these two guys fight each other one of the best fights that can be made at 140 or Rios vs Peterson would also be a good fight to…

Comment by El Vikingo on 01-21-2012

That would be a pretty nice match up,imho Marquez is too much of a figther to Peterson to take.JMM by late rounds TKO

Comment by dnut17 on 01-21-2012

[QUOTE=Dat;11692335]Yeah it would probably be a good fight but I don't really see Marquez beating Peterson. Lamont is one tough son of a gun who boxes great on the inside. If Marquez loses to Lamont, the first person who is…

Comment by Mr. Philadel on 01-21-2012

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;11690427]Juan Manuel Marquez (53-6-1, 39 KO's) wants to have the opportunity to fight for his fourth title in a fourth weight division. Marquez, who doesn't expect to fight Pacquiao in the coming months, is looking to fight WBA/IBF junior welterweight…

Comment by Dirk Diggler UK on 01-21-2012

[QUOTE=hougigo;11692977]You asked for upside of the fight. 2 belts, add to your legacy, make a **** ton of money in Mexico fighting someone who's hot in the boxing public's eye right now." Also anyone can win a belt if you…

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