Juan Manuel Marquez To Return on July 16, Diaz Not Likely

By Rick Reeno was advised that WBA/WBO lightweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez will now return on July 16, and not July 2 as previously reported. The fight will take place in Mexico City and Azteca will likely televise the show. BoxingScene was told promoter Fernando Beltran of Zanfer Promotions will co-promote the event with Juan Manuel's company, Marquez Promotions. The opponent is still to be determined. Marquez wanted former lightweight champion David Diaz, but I've been told the two sides are not even in the same galaxy in terms of the money.

Marquez wants to use the July return to shake off any rust as he prepares to meet Manny Pacquiao in a trilogy fight on November 12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Pacquiao-Marquez will take place at a catch-weight of 144-pounds.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by mr_kamado10 on 05-21-2011

[QUOTE=Phil Ivey;10568035]How is Marquez good to go? He's stated numerous times that he needed a tune up to get rid off ring rust.[/QUOTE] Marquez fighting tune up fights never end!!!!!He fought overhype Juan Diaz who lost 5 of his last…

Comment by newcastleking on 05-20-2011

c'mon marquez, forget pac at a higher weight, beat up guerrero or khan instead for your true fans. they are great fighters in their prime but your heart, intelligence and heatseekers can defeat them. jmm #1 all the way.

Comment by Rapid Counter on 05-20-2011

[QUOTE=EngorgedW/Blood;10568206]He did what nobody else did or has done to Casamayor and Diaz. He knocked them out and plus they were top 3 LW's. If i'm not mistaken Casamayor was Lineal champ or something? not lineal, I think the #1…

Comment by Calibre .223 on 05-20-2011

[QUOTE=indystress;10569762]marquez says he gonna beat pac for all of mexico...why are these pac foes being so disrespectful by saying they will beat pac, etc...? since delahoya, all i hear is "i will beat pac". and all pac says is "my…

Comment by indystress on 05-20-2011

marquez says he gonna beat pac for all of mexico...why are these pac foes being so disrespectful by saying they will beat pac, etc...? since delahoya, all i hear is "i will beat pac". and all pac says is "my…

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