Marquez on Pacquiao 5: Honor is Worth More Than Money!

By Miguel Rivera

WBO International welterweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez (56-7-1, 40KOs), 41-years-old, is still undecided on his future.

He admits that a huge offer has been made to have a fifth fight with Manny Pacquiao, who the Mexican veteran knocked out cold in the sixth round of their fourth meeting in 2012. Pacquiao defends his WBO welterweight crown against Chris Algieri on November 22nd in Macau, China.

Marquez plans to train over the next few weeks to see how his body reacts. If his body feels good, he will then continue his career with another fight or two. Either way, he wants to make decision regarding his future by January.

"I've been offered a lot of money for a fight with Pacquiao - but for me honor, prestige, and respect for a country comes first. And, why do a fifth fight? Considering we won," said Marquez.

"Making a decision for an athlete [to retire] is very difficult, because we miss the exercise, the applause, the screams of the fans. I do not want to tarnish the career that I've made as many fighters [have done by fighting for too long]. I want to feel sure of what I can do and then make a decision."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by mizzlekicks on 11-05-2014

Honor is worth more than money, but money is more attractive than honor.

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 11-03-2014

[QUOTE=ManOfVictory;15072575]its amazing how pilipinos [email protected] hurt. [SIZE="1"][I]Posted from App for Android[/I][/SIZE][/QUOTE] Indeed. It truly is amazing.

Comment by ManOfVictory on 11-03-2014

its amazing how pilipinos [email protected] hurt. [SIZE="1"][I]Posted from App for Android[/I][/SIZE]

Comment by Chuckguy on 11-03-2014

[QUOTE=tachie01;15071527]He is the LarryXXX for pacquiao!!! Your gonna hurt his feelings![/QUOTE] The funny thing is they talk smack to each other not realizing that they are the same but both are cool in my book

Comment by tachie01 on 11-03-2014

[QUOTE=Wizardsh;15070290]Can you stop talking to yourself with all these troll accounts, you are starting to look like a nut job. Go get some poosay or kok what ever floats your boat and just let it go.[/QUOTE] He is the LarryXXX…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (204)
Top Headlines Peterson Quickly Agreed To Face Lipinets: I'll Fight Anyone! Photos: Maurice Hooker, Alex Saucedo - Go Face To Face Fury: Roach Can Do Whatever He Wants In Corner On Fight Night Ladarius Miller vs. Ricardo Garcia Tops Mayweather Card, 12/7 Uzcategui: No KO - I Want To Give Plant The Beating of His Life! Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury Non-TV Undercard Information Porter: WBC Mandatory Orders Derailed Immediate Spence Bout Kerman Lejarraga vs. Frankie Gavin is Picked Up By ESPN+ Lopez Confident He Can Give Thurman a Run For His Money Arias Vows To Beat Down and Bloody Rosado For "Bitch" Claim Karl Dargan Returns To Action on Bivol vs. Pascal Card Tyson Fury Secures Freddie Roach To Be in Corner For Wilder Mark Heffron vs. Liam Williams on Warrington-Frampton Card WBA Won't Strip Charr; Miller-Dinu Unlikely To Be Title Fight Bivol: I'm Confident That I'll Make a Statement With Pascal Filip Hrgovic vs. Ytalo Perea on December 8t in Zagreb Santa Cruz: To Prove I'm The Best at 126 - I Have To Beat Russell Danny Garcia Backs Adrien Broner To Upset Manny Pacquiao Errol Spence: I Don't Think Keith Thurman Will Ever Fight Me Frampton: If I Beat Warrington - I Want Another Champion Next Charlo Brothers Promise Fireworks, Explosive Wins in Barclays Warrington-Frampton: Nathan Gorman, Arthur, Wright Added Darren Tetley Looks To Bigger Things After Warburton Win Fielding Motivated By Fear, Doubters To Topple Canelo Hosea Burton: I'd Love To Punch Anthony Yarde's Face In! Canelo Feels Mikey Garcia Has a Very Tough Task With Spence Josh Warrington Sees Flaws To Exploit in Oscar Valdez Hooker Warns: I Can Do Some Real Damage To Saucedo's Career! Spence: People Think Garcia is Crazy - This is a Legacy Fight Photos: Danny Garcia, Figueroa-Molina, Uzcategui-Plant - Presser Photos: Porter-Ugas, Santa Cruz-Flores, Dirrell-Yildirim - Presser Photos: Spence-Garcia, Thurman-Lopez, Quillin-Truax - Presser Mikey Garcia on Spence: This Time Little Guy Beats Bigger Man! Keith Thurman: I'm Back, I Plan on Reclaiming My WBC Belt! Premier Boxing Champions, FOX Sports Reveal 2019 Schedule Peterson-Lipinets, Quillin-Truax To Headline FS1 Shows News: Antonio Vargas, Anvar Yunusov, Jean Carlos Torres Jarrell Miller is Interested in Facing Whyte-Chisora 2 Winner Gilberto Ramirez, Jesse Hart Promise a War on December 14 Spence-Garcia To Be Announced As FOX PPV March 16

Latest Active Forum Threads