by Ernesto Castellanos, notifight.com
Juan Manuel Marquez will not make a decision on his future for at least several weeks, but he expects to make an announcement within 20 days to a month. The Mexican boxer is still very angry with last Saturday's twelve round majority decison loss to Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Pacquiao and his promotional team, Top Rank, are pursuing a fourth meeting with Marquez, but the Mexican champion is still unsure if he plans to continue his career.
"Within 20 days or a month I will announce my decision whether I plan to retire or make a fourth fight with Manny Pacquiao. I have to consult my family first, then with my team. I proved that I'm the best fighter in the world. Everyone saw that Pacquiao is not the best fighter in the world. Bob Arum saw that he's not the best fighter on the planet. [Pacquiao] says he won the fight, but I invite you to watch the video of the fight and see that he lost. Me and my corner were sure of victory, but when they announced the winner was [Pacquiao] I felt frustration," Marquez said.
"Fortunately, the best judges are the fans, the public, who condemned the decision. The match was viewed by the best audience in the world, the Mexican fans, and they rejected that verdict. As Mexicans we lose, but we also win. If I had lost in the ring, no Mexican fans would have said anything, and they would have accepted the reality. Decisions such as this stain boxing. If I decide to continue, [the fourth] fight will not be in Las Vegas. He can come to Mexico and do it on my terms."