By Miguel Rivera
Juan Manuel Marquez (53-6-1, 39KOs) will only stick around for a fourth showdown with Manny Pacquiao (54-3-2, 38KOs). The Mexican champion is considering the possibility of retirement and plans to make a final decision within 20 days to a month. If he decides to continue his career, Pacquiao is the only fight he wants or else he'll retire from boxing. Last Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Pacquiao retained his WBO welterweight title with a controversial twelve round majority decision over Marquez.
"The fight can't happen in Las Vegas, and there have to be neutral judges and we must do well economically. Then people will realize the fight is going to be completely neutral and a true winner will leave the ring. We must convey that boxing still has credibility. In the two matches that I've had with him, I found a weak point. And I've always said that if I fought him with the same speed, with the same pace, with movements of the waist and with counterattacks - it make things complicated for him - and that's what we did, and we fought him with intelligence. If I don't fight [Pacquiao], there isn't anyone else, I'll just retire," Marquez told Sal Rodriguez.