Boxing | Marquez returns to action next year, fight against Pacquiao up to the Mexican

Ever since demolishing Manny Pacquiao in December of 2012, Juan Manuel Marquez has only fought once every year in 2013 and 2014. At 41-years-old, there is no question that the Mexican is selective in his fights and his next one will be coming in 2015 according to Mexican promotor Fernando Beltran, who handles Marquez’s fights.
“Obviously, that’s his decision, but he would like to come back sometime early next year. There are a lot of fighters out there for him,” said Beltran as reported by the media. “But he would like to fight the IBF champion, Kell Brook. Or another good fight for him would be the rematch with Timothy Bradley. We think that would be a good fight.”
When asked if a fifth Pacquiao fight still has appeal for his ward, a non-committal Beltran admitted that he doesn’t know and “that would be up to Juan Manuel,” reported last week.
Marquez has a win-loss-tie record of 56-7-1 with 40 knockouts— none more special and devastating as that against Pacquiao. Marquez’s last two bouts were a split decision loss to Bradley (113-115, 112-116, 115-113) and a unanimous decision victory over Mike Alvarado (119-108, 117-109, 117-109). Overall however, Marquez still trails Pacquiao with just 1 win and 1 draw in the four meetings against the Filipino pugilist.
Pacquiao has lined-up his next fight— a bout against unheralded and unknown Chris Algieri in Macau, at the Cotai Arena on Nov. 22.

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