Boxing Legend Hangs Up His Gloves
Mexican boxing legend, Juan Manuel Marquez (56-7-1) has hung his gloves up and retired from boxing.
The veteran who had a career spanning 24 years, last stepped inside the ring back in 2014 when he defeated Mike Alvarado via a unanimous points decision at the Forum, Inglewood, California, but will remembered most for his fight in 2012 against Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao.
The Mexican faced Pacquiao on four occasions, drawing the first bout before going on to lose the next two, via points decisions. But when the two met at the MGM Grand Las Vegas in 2012, Marquez at last got the victory he craved in his career, when he brutally knocked out Pacquiao in round 6, leaving the Filipino faced down out cold on the canvas on the ring.
Following the victory Marquez went on to face Timothy Bradley Jr, for the WBO Welterweight title, but lost on a split decision, before beating Alvarado in his final bout, where he picked up the vacant WBO International Welterweight title.
The Mexican superstar leaves his career knowing he fought the best, with the likes of Timothy Bradley Jr, Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather Jnr, Michael Katsidis, Juan Diaz and Marco Antonio Barrera on his resume plus many more, he is surly at some point going to be inducted into the boxing hall of fame.
By Nick Pratt