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Marquez's Wife is Standing Firm: I Told Juan To Retire

By Ernesto Castellanos, notifight.com

Juan Manuel Marquez is getting a lot of pressure to retire from boxing. The Mexican fighter's wife, Erika, wants him to end his career with the sixth round knockout of Manny Pacquiao, which took place on December 8th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Juan, 39-years-old, is trying to convince her to allow him to continue his career, at least for one more fight, but she hasn't budged from her position. There is some internal support. Juan's oldest son, Aldo, wants has father to continue in the sport.

"I've asked Juan to leave [boxing]. Yeah, [there are a lot of] offers to continue fighting, but all of the money in the world won't buy you another life, and no money in the world will buy you another brain. What I want is for him to retire and to devote his time to enjoying his family. When Juan fights I suffer enough. In this fight [with Pacquiao] it was no exception. I was very [upset] when I saw Pacquiao's wife crying, desperate to climb into the ring. She feared the worst. I saw what she felt and I reflected, and understood her suffering. I felt her anguish when I saw that Pacquiao did not move and did not get up," Erika said.

"Since Juan came home after this victory I've said the same thing that I'm saying now, to stop boxing, and in my way of thinking there is no turning back. He could leave right now with [his senses intact] and in his glory. I know that is a difficult step [to walk away], but it's my opinion and I gave it."

Juan Manuel is still thinking it over.

"When I make my decision, it will be final. I don't want to be someone who retires and then comes right back. I'm talking with my wife and trying to convince her [to let me fight once more]," Marquez said.

If Marquez continues to fight, there is a lot of money at stake in a fifth match with Pacquiao.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MindBat on 12-25-2012

Right at this point, Marquez is reenacting his own Rocky story with a spectacular ending. Couldn't have a ended his great career on a higher note. Unfortunately, very few know how to walk away from the sport on top.

Comment by GRUSTLER on 12-25-2012

[QUOTE=Mr. Fantastic;12850109][B]Actually on that 4th fight Pac was putting it on Marquez before he got knocked out[/B]. Marquez was all busted up and he went for the kill and it didn't go in his favor.[/QUOTE] I've been hearing this line…

Comment by Ringlife on 12-23-2012

What a way to retire for Marquez if he does retire. With his last punch thrown being the punch that knock out PacMan. That would be great way to end his career. If Marquez can get a guarantee 20 million…

Comment by Mr. Fantastic on 12-23-2012

[QUOTE=GRUSTLER;12850079]Like Pac smashed him the other 3 times right? Please, Manny cannot convincingly beat JMM and the 4th showed he can't beat JMM at all. Manny is done. He'll fight on but he is going to be gun shy. That…

Comment by GRUSTLER on 12-23-2012

[QUOTE=astacio;12845025]It wont be smart from jmm if he fight pac again pac was ripping him apart he got luky it:bottle: wont happend again if he is smart he goes away is his best moment to retire and[B] belive me in…

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