Juan Manuel Marquez to retire

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Looks like former world champion Juan Manuel Marquez will be hanging up his gloves. According to ESPN’s Salvador Rodríguez, he will be announcing his retirement today on the boxing TV show “A Los Golpes.” Marquez, who will be 44 this month, hasn’t fought in more than three years. He was penciled in for August 19 at the Arena Mexico in Mexico City, but suffered a training injury. A four-division world champion, Marquez had a career mark of 56-7-1 with 40 KOs. In addition to four legendary fights against Manny Pacquiao, he faced Floyd Mayweather Jr, Marco Antonio Barrera, Joel Casamayor, Manuel Medina, Derrick Gainer, Juan Diaz, Michael Katsidis and Timothy Bradley among others. “Dinamita” is considered by many to be the second best Mexican fighter in history, just behind the legendary Julio Cesar Chavez.

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