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Photos: Juan Manuel Marquez, Jorge Arce Honored in PR

CAROLINA, PUERTO RICO - On Friday, the World Boxing Organization (WBO) and its president Francisco "Paco" Valcarcel paid tribute to Mexican world champions Juan Manuel Marquez and Jorge "Travieso" Arce, in which the fighters were presented with special rings for their achievements. The ceremony took place during the weigh-in for the rematch between featherweights Orlando Salido and Juan Manuel Lopez. Photos by Jose Perez/PRBBP

"We are honoring the careers of these fighters, Marquez, one of the best Mexican champions and Arce, one of the great champions of Mexico," said Valcárcel. "Marquez is our super champion at lightweight and we deliver this ring, while Arce became the first Mexican to win titles in five different weights."

Marquez (56-3-1, 39 KOs) is expected to fight for the interim WBO junior welterweight title on April 14 against Argentina's Cesar Rene Cuenca.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by jtcs1981 on 03-10-2012

[QUOTE=Tomasio;11871880][B][I]Not really, as of now Boxing has taken the lead & 2nd would be basketball & baseball is actually dieing out, as a matter of fact of the 6 professional teams there were here(Puerto Rico) now there's only 4(cause of…

Comment by jtcs1981 on 03-10-2012

[QUOTE=Rikanlynx86;11871671]Lmao yea i had to check twice, he must be one slick bastard though .[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=Alx.;11871859]yeah lol, gotta watch some of his fights[/QUOTE] He lost to Alex "El Pollo" De Jesus and he got a gift decision in Argentina. Nothing…

Comment by Casual_Fan on 03-10-2012

[QUOTE=Tomasio;11871880][B][I]Not really, as of now Boxing has taken the lead & 2nd would be basketball & baseball is actually dieing out, as a matter of fact of the 6 professional teams there were here(Puerto Rico) now there's only 4(cause of…

Comment by LeG00N on 03-10-2012

.......can't wait for Marquez to fight Cuneca

Comment by tlaloc on 03-10-2012

[QUOTE=NearHypnos;11872048]I like JMM's "suit". I'd wear that.[/QUOTE] Yeah, the coat is pretty sick, I have one like it. He should of sported that outfit with a slim or skinny tie it would look even better.. Que viva Marquez!

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