Juan Manuel Marquez Officially Retires


According to ESPN, Juan Manuel Marquez will officially announce his retirement from boxing today. Marquez (43)  hasn’t fought in over three full years, last beating Mike Alvarado in May 2014.

Marquez will end with a career record of 56-7-1, 40 KOs, winning world titles in four different weight classes. While titles define careers, he will probably be best remembered for his longstanding rivalry with Manny Pacquiao. The rivalry saw fought fights between two of the best in the world and  ended with a Marquez stoppping Pacquiao in his tracks in 2012.

Marquez was one of the best technicians in the the entire sport, but also endeared himself to fans for his willingness to rumble with opponents which made for some pretty exciting fights.

The almost 44 year old Marquez wanted to come back for another marquee fight over the past few years, but knee problems and not able to find a suitable opponent has lead to today’s decison.

Marquez’s official announcement is expected to come on ESPN Deportes’ Golpe a Golpe show today, where he serves as a boxing analyst.

Original story: Bad Left Hook

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