Marquez: If My Children Tell Me To Retire, I Will Retire

By Rafael Soto

Former four division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez is riding high after his brutal sixth round knockout victory over Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Marquez dedicated his first official victory over Pacquiao to his family and to Mexico. At 39-years-old, Marquez will have a big decision to make regarding his future in the sport. Marquez plans to discuss his options with his family. If his children ask him to retire, he will retire.

"First a congratulations and my appreciation to Pacquiao, who was always a great rival, very strong, very brave. I came well prepared for a difficult, hard fight, and to exploit the weaknesses of Pacquiao and I accomplished that. It is with great emotion that I give this joy to the Mexican public and my family. This is what I prepared for and here is the result...we won by knockout as I said and now it's time to celebrate and spend time with my family. If my children ask me to retire, I will retire. I've already achieved everything that I've what to," Marquez said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by WatchForTheHook on 12-10-2012

LML @ the Pac-tards...Thanks To Marquez had A Fight Party and I was the only one that Picked him in a Bet..Walked away with 3,100 Thanks..Juan

Comment by Doc Holliday on 12-10-2012

[QUOTE=.WaRCoTTo.;12793659]The 3 rematches were justified..the first fight ended in a draw and the 2nd fight was so close a KD decided the winner..and the 3rd fight many many people felt Marquez won and the decision went to Pacquiao.. This was…

Comment by VaginaPuncher on 12-10-2012

PAC JMM V definitely will not happen because by that time jmm will be 40 or probably going on 41. Retire a happy man, Juan. You deserve it Champ :)

Comment by Elotero on 12-10-2012

[QUOTE=turnedup;12794403][QUOTE=lopez36;12794376][QUOTE=turnedup;12794347] Again..more to the's ok for Cotto to drain Margarito but not's ok for floyd to fight dlh at a lower weight than he was effective at but it's ok..manny does it and it's bad! bad! bad! Cotto…

Comment by mikeMack on 12-10-2012

Marquez like Martinez landed a great punch it KO’d the tiny Paq out cold. Paq was winning the fight and had Marquez on the run and bleeding. Great punch great win. Paq got Hattoned. How many Marquez’s are there???? Just…

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