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Marquez Vows To Bring Mexico Back Against Bradley

By Rene Umanzor

Juan Manuel Marquez (55-6-1, 40KOs) has promised to put Mexico back on the map this Saturday night at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. Marquez will go for his fifth divisional title when he challenges undefeated Timothy Bradley (30-0, 12KOs) for the WBO welterweight championship.

Marquez realizes that most of the Mexican boxing fans are looking for a big victory in the wake of Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. being dominated and losing their unbeaten records in their big pay-per-view outings.

"It motivates me to stand up for the Mexican sport, but at the same time this is a great responsibility to know that I have a whole country supporting me. It's a great motivation because the fan support will also play a role," Marquez said.

"I'm going [to the United States] with the idea of [representing] Mexican boxing and my country in style. I've done it before and I think October 12 will be no exception. I'm convinced that I can. Each person writes his own story and I'm focused on what I'm doing on October 12. I do not care what our fellow countrymen have done, I'm going to leave everything in the ring, I have prepared for that and I'm only thinking about my fight and what I have to do."

Rene Umanzor covers boxing in Mexico for The Record.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Hougigo on 10-13-2013

Womp...better luck next time

Comment by OJ Simpson on 10-07-2013

[QUOTE=flint;13817727]you do understand that canelo was in there with the greatest fighter of this era?[/QUOTE] Dude shut up man quit sitting on Mayweather's dick.

Comment by torosboxing75 on 10-07-2013

Marquez is one of my ATF but unless Bradley has permanent damage from the Ruslan fight I think he'll just jab and move and use his fast feet to make it a boring fight. If he tries to stand and…

Comment by radiotracer on 10-07-2013

[QUOTE=PR BOXING;13817916]yeah, marquez gonna make all mexicans who shoved him aside for the sorry likes of Jr and canelo feel stupid war marquez[/QUOTE] he is old and will gas out like he did against pac in the last fight.he always…

Comment by illmaticfighter on 10-07-2013

marquez will always be the best mexican fighter of my generation i've seen just about all of his fights. it's crazy he's the last one left outta of barrera and morales i would've never guessed he'd make it to the…

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