Marquez: I Might Fight Rios or Bradley, Not Canelo
By Miguel Rivera
Former four division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez (55-6-1, 40KOs) has disregarded a fifth fight with Manny Pacquiao and says Timothy Bradley (29-2, 12KOs) and Brandon Rios (31-0-1, 23KOs) are the two possibilities at the top of his list. Bradley will defend his WBO title against Ruslan Provodnikov on Saturday in California, and Rios will face Mike Alvarado in a rematch on March 30th in Las Vegas. One boxer Marquez says he will never fight is WBC 154-pound champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (41-0-1, 30KOs). Marquez and Canelo have traded words in the past, but the Mexican star says 154 is too much weight for his body.
"In April I will decide if I plan to continue in boxing or if I'm going to retire. I definitely will not go against Saúl Álvarez. I will not fight him because it is a lot of weight to go up to super welterweight and on the day of the fight Canelo would be a middleweight. Also, he has a difficult fight ahead with Austin Trout and he has to break some stones to prove his merit. Now I might fight against Brandon Rios or Timothy Bradley, but I will make a decision on this situation in April and later I will chat with promoters Bob Arum and Fernando Beltrán," Marquez said.
[QUOTE=newyorican_papi;13150688] How CANELO is mentioned in the same sentence as Marquez makes me question peoples abilities to use common sense in the world of boxing. I don't have anything to reply on that stupid idea. :kabong:[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=tlarry;13150735]Of course he's too…Comment by KickAzz on 03-16-2013
no one even asked for that fight.... I think JMM is just trying to hype up a fight with the ginger. . with JMM new power pellets, I think he 's confident that he can get a belt at 154Comment by tlarry on 03-16-2013
[QUOTE=lefthook2daliva;13149894]Would love to see JMM fight either Rios or Bradley, though I think Bradley the more challenging of the 2. I'll take JMM by KO over Rios and UD over Bradley. As to Cotto, the scuttlebutt seems to be that…Comment by Ray* on 03-16-2013
Why would he even mention Canelo? Yea they had words in the past so?Comment by tlarry on 03-16-2013
Of course he's too big for JMM, then shut up and don't trade words with Canelo if u aren't going to move up and fight him. Everyone wanted to crucify Pacquiao for not wanting to go up to 154 again…Post a Comment/View More User Comments (57)