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Photos: Marquez Holds Presser, Says He May Retire

By Rafael Soto

Four division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez, 39 years old, held a press conference with the media in Mexico City. The Mexican superstar said he might very well retire after scoring a huge sixth round knockout over Manny Pacquiao in their fourth bout last Saturday night in Las Vegas.

Marquez's 14 year old son would like to see his father fight one more time, but the Mexican star says his wife is not moving away from her request to see him retire. Before the Pacquiao win, Marquez had promised his wife that he would retire afterwards regardless of the outcome.

"I have to convince [my wife]. It is a family decision. I'd like one more fight, not specifically against Pacquiao, but one that I could stage here in my city," said Marquez.

Fernando Beltran of Zanfer Promotions is hoping that Marquez continues - ¨Juan Manuel still has a lot to give in boxing, but first Juan has to talk with his family and we respect that very much.....then we'll talk with him, but I hope he continues.¨

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by solo20 on 12-16-2012

[QUOTE=Bad Boy Dazza;12820587]Agreed. I won't hold it against him if he retires, but the rivalry was most certainly not closed.[/QUOTE] nope its close when you get knock the fock out like Pac its pretty much over

Comment by PacKOtyson on 12-16-2012

Retire Manuel, it's pointless to continue. You have your legacy and your health.

Comment by stretchedout on 12-16-2012

[QUOTE=Bad Boy Dazza;12820699]You can look any person in the eye, yet you felt the need to make a fake user id?[/QUOTE] Why on earth would you assume that ? How is that even relevant ? What is " [I]fake[/I] "…

Comment by lacson on 12-16-2012

[QUOTE=SOL27;12820619]There is no need for a rematch. Get over it.[/QUOTE] It's the biggest fight to be made. No other fight will even come close. The guy who just got knocked out wants it. I can't see any reason why not.…

Comment by HeroBando on 12-16-2012

[QUOTE=SOL27;12818656] I think something messed up in your "quote" because I originally wrote that. Anyways, that's what I'm saying. Bradley lost, but was gifted a decision. Despite what the history books say. Pacquiao can actually beat Bradley. And Marquez can…

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