By Ernesto Castellanos, notifight.com
This past Sunday, WBO junior welterweight world champion Juan Manuel Marquez (54-6-1, 39KOs) held a meeting in Tijuana with promoter Fernando Beltran of Zanfer Promotions. They discussed Marquez's next ring return in 2012.
The two options include November 10th in a fourth showdown with Manny Pacquiao, either at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas or a venue in Texas. If Pacquiao goes in another direction, then Marquez will make the first defense of his WBO title in early December. Beltran promised Marquez that he would fight before the end of the year. whether it's against Pacquiao or someone else.
Marquez is waiting for Pacquiao to make a final decision on his next opponent. A decision was expected on Monday, but nothing was finalized.
Later this week, the Mexican champion plans to meet with his coach Nacho Beristain to work out the schedule for their next training camp.