By Miguel Rivera
Former four division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez (56-7-1, 40KOs) is almost ready to make up his mind regarding the final stage of his career.
Marquez, 42-years-old, has been inactive since May 2014 when he won a twelve round unanimous decision over Mike Alvarado.
If he does fight again, Marquez would like to do it in Mexico City on Cinco De Mayo weekend as a final goodbye to the supporters who followed his long career.
Marquez was a world champion at featherweight, super featherweight, lightweight and super lightweight, and he is widely considered as the last great champion from Mexico with victories over Manny Pacquiao, Juan Diaz, Michael Katsidis, Joel Casamayor, Marco Antonio Barrera, Orlando Salido and Robbie Peden.
"We must make a decision now," Marquez told ESPN Deportes. "I thought I was already set on retirement, but then I got an itch to make a fight in our country and to thank the fans for their support, but we must mediate, think, train. I'm training well, and we'll start to see if that emotion [to fight again] is close to the surface [and if I don't feel it] I'll announce my retirement."
"I'd love for it to be in May, on [Cinco De Mayo], which is celebrated much in Vegas and why not here in Mexico City. It would be my dream, but I have think about it. It would be two years after my last fight and that would be the end but first I have to put the cards on the table."