Juan Manuel Marquez considering retirement due to injury
Milan Ordoņez on Dec 29, 2014 08:32 PM
Photo Credit: Juan Manuel Marquez Official Facebook fan page
MANILA – Four-division champion Juan Manuel Marquez is currently pondering on his immediate boxing future.
Now most infamously known for his brutal knockout of Manny Pacquiao in 2012, “El Dinamita” admitted that he is considering retirement if his injured knee continues to be troublesome for a potential 2015 return.
"I do not want to retire, but if the body does not allow me I will be forced into retirement,” Marquez told ESPN Deportes. “I know the fans want to see me [in the ring], but if the physical does not answer me, I'll have to leave things alone.”
The 41-year old Marquez (56-7, with 41 victories by knockout) injured his knee prior to his May fight against former light welterweight champion Mike Alvarado. While he did emerge victorious in the said bout, he was unable to make a comeback after due to the instability of the injured appendage.
Despite the disappointing setback, the Mexican boxing legend says he is completely satisfied with how 2014 turned out for him.
“It was a good year, people went to the fight at the Inglewood Forum where I started my career in the U.S. and I feel good, satisfied.”
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