Boxing legend Juan Manuel Marquez hangs up his gloves
Multi-weight champion and boxing legend Juan Manuel Marquez won’t be returning to action this year after retiring from the sport.
The 43 year-old, who continually stated his intention to box again despite being out of action since 2014, has admitted defeat in his attempts to fight for a 65th time.
With 56 wins, seven losses and one draw to his name, Marquez claimed world titles at three-weight classes and enjoyed one of the biggest rivalries with fellow-superstar Manny Pacquiao.
Marquez famously obliterated Pacquiao in their fourth fight back in 2012, and despite constant calls for a fifth bout from the Filipino, ‘Dinamita’ resisted any temptation to have the last word.
Previously, Marquez had lost two controversial and drawn the other, meaning the final triumph will forever leave a sweet taste in his mouth.
On the possibilty of facing Pacquiao again, Marquez said this a while ago: “There are Gathering rumors in the networks that I have been offered me 60 million dollars to again fight Manny Pacquiao, but even if they give me 100 million, I will not fight him.”
He also said at the time: I’ll leave boxing. My family is now my priority.”
Sharing the ring with the likes of Freddy Norwood, Orlando Salido, Marco Antonio Barrera, Joel Casamayor, Floyd Mayweather, Michael Katsidis and Timothy Bradley during his stellar career, Marquez actually lost his professional debut when disqualified against Javier Duran in 1993
The reverse did little to affect Marquez though as the warrior went on to enjoy a 20-year career packed with excitement and world title reigns.
WBN wish him well in the future.