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 Last update:  1/20/2012       Read more by Salvador Rodriguez         
   
Juan Manuel Marquez Sets His Sights on Lamont Peterson
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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.

Tags: Juan Manuel Marquez , Lamont Peterson


 

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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 at 140.

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]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 probably going to laugh his arse off is Pacquiao, and that'll make a Pacquiao-Ma...

comment by Mr. Philadel, on 01-21-2012
[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP]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...

comment by Dirk Diggler UK, on 01-21-2012
[QUOTE=hougigo]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 have the right connections... hence Canelo and JCC jr.[/QUOTE] I dont see as m...

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