Juan Manuel Marquez's Return May Take a Bump To April

By Ernesto Castellanos

According to Juan Carlos Torres, executive coordinator for Zanfer Promotions, the next ring appearance of WBA/WBO lightweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez (53-6-1, 39KOs) may take place in Mexico on April 14 or April 21. The previous date mentioned by both Zanfer and Top Rank was March 17th, also in Mexico. The fight could take place in Puebla, Chiapas, or a new arena in Mexico City. While former champion David Diaz has been mentioned as a possible opponent, there could change in plans.

And, negotiations are ongoing to finalize a pay-per-view fight between Marquez and WBO/WBA 140-pound champion Lamont Peterson for July 14th at Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by brently1979 on 02-04-2012

Come on, please don't waste your time fighting David Diaz.

Comment by Check on 02-04-2012

No idea why Marquez would consider a tune up like that. He's on top of his game still and aging. Should only be taking on world class fighters. Either way I'll still watch.

Comment by ManOnTheMoon on 02-04-2012

Marquez vs Peterson is a very interesting fight. It has fight of the year written all over it. Great stylistic matchup

Comment by sirron000 on 02-04-2012

[QUOTE=Dan Gutierrez;11743280]Whatever Juan Manuel Marquez did to gain weight in a very short time, fishy or not...well it worked for him. Now that he is heavier and bigger might be the right moment to challenge chicken Floyd for a rematch.…

Comment by Bushbaby on 02-04-2012

I don't like when fighters start choosing the big name opponent before they fight the current 1. That makes the game of boxing look bad. It shows that the current opponent isn't suppose to win. It's really as clear as…

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