Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Source: Juan Manuel Marquez To Face New Foe on 4/14

By Salvador Rodriguez

According to a source with knowledge of the situation, Argentine boxer Cesar Rene Cuenca (42-0, 1KO) is likely not going to be the April 14th opponent for Juan Manuel Marquez (53-6-1, 39KOs). Marquez's next fight is scheduled to take place at a new venue in Mexico City, for the inertim-WBO junior welterweight title.

According to the source, negotiations are ongoing with an opponent of "European origin," but the name was not disclosed because the contracts have not been finalized. The agreement would have to come soon because an official press conference to announce the event is scheduled for Wednesday or Thursday of next week.

"What is confirmed right now, is that Cuenca is likely not going to be the opponent for Juan Manuel. We are still negotiating with the new opponent, but we prefer to announce [the name] once the deal is closed.

Marquez's coach Nacho Beristain had heard that there might be changes, but he wasn't told anything official.

"We heard that there might be changes, but those decisions are up to the promoters," he said. "What matters here is that Juan Manuel is being prepared well."

Salvador Rodriguez covers boxing in Mexico For The Record.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by UglyPug on 03-16-2012

[QUOTE=UglyPug;11891018]But listen to the only context clue we have. . . Fighter is of EUROPEAN ORIGIN. . . I doubt it's Provodnikov - that'd be a hella risky fight for a stay busy type fight. . . But who knows,…

Comment by DC Fight Fan on 03-15-2012

I have heard rumblings of Karim Mayfield in this fight. He is the WBO #9 and current NABO Champ. Would be interesting to see an up and comer get a shot.

Comment by DeadLikeMe on 03-15-2012

Someone should tell Toyman that Manny beat down marquez so badly that he is back in the ring months before Manny's cut healed :rofl:

Comment by UmissUpay on 03-15-2012

[QUOTE=gnote650;11892294]DUDE get off Marquez nutz u homo [B]Marquez is one of the best Mexican fighter on the planet a living legend[/B]. He never ducked no one Pac on the other hand has be spoon fed bums for the past couple…

Comment by marty1110 on 03-15-2012

The JMM team must have heard and read all the laughter when they announced JMM was fighting Cuenca next. Now four weeks before the showdown on April 14 they are going to pick JMM's next opponent...weather he's ready or not.…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (69)
Top Headlines Kudryashov-Durodola Rematch - WBC Final Eliminator, May 20 Juan Manuel Marquez Files Lawsuit Over Fraud, 2.3 Million Stolen Luis Ortiz: After My April Fight - I Want Wilder, Joshua or Parker! Srisaket Sor Rungvisai Receives Hero's Welcome at Home Arum Tired of Waiting, Gives Pacquiao Deadline To Decide on Horn Sullivan Barrera: Parker Fight is Another Step To a World Title Luis Ortiz vs. Derric Rossy Possible For Berto-Porter Card Froch: We May See The 'Best and Last' of Klitschko With Joshua Photos: Alberto Machado, Juan Jose Martinez - Go Face To Face Mayweather Gets Partial Win Over Ms. Jackson in Court Ruling Fonfara: Training With Virgil Hunter Will Make Me a Better Fighter Francisco Vargas Might Not Return to Ring Until Sometime in 2018 Samuel Clarkson: I'm Ready To Go To War With Dmitry Bivol! Josh Kelly will face Jay Byrne in Pro Debut on Burns-Indongo Luis Ortiz Inks Pact With Al Haymon Frank Warren Hits Golovkin With Deadline To Ink Saunders Deal Canelo vs. Chavez - Movie Theater Information Photos: Marco Huck, Mairis Briedis - Face To Face at Final Presser Joe Cordina To Make Pro Debut on Murray-Rosado Card, April 22 Roach Hopes Cotto Still Gets in Two Fights Before Retirement Mikey Garcia: If I Go Up To 140, I'd Be Interested in Crawford Fight Roach: 'I Would Love' to Have Pacquiao Fight Keith Thurman Roach: I've Changed My Mind, Golovkin CAN'T Beat Andre Ward! Anthony Joshua Reflects on His Roots, Connection To Nigeria Juanma Continues To Motivate as Clash With Entrenadorcito Nears Liam Smith Vows To Use Williams To Make Statement To Critics Video: Freddie Roach on Pacquiao, Cotto, Golovkin, More Amir Khan Not Ruling Out Conor McGregor Fight in UFC or Boxing Kennedy Katende Ready To Do Damage in Sundsvall, Sweden Abel Sanchez: Ward Will Beat Kovalev, It Won't Be Controversial Errol Spence: 30,000 Fans Rooting For Kell Brook Won't Faze Me Video: Robert Garcia on Mikey, Golovkin-Jacobs, More Marco Huck vs. Mairis Briedis: Torch Songs Video: Abner Mares Discusses His Career, Future Options Golovkin's Coach Reacts To De La Hoya's Position on June Fight Video: Richard Schaefer on Future of Ringstar Prospects, More Leduan Barthelemy Drops, Stops Reynaldo Blanco in Nine Yuriorkis Gamboa vs. Jayson Velez in Play For May 5, Las Vegas Robert Garcia Fears That Age Has Finally Caught Up With Golovkin Golden Boy Prez on Linares' Future, Garcia/Lomachenko Fights
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement