Marquez’s Fight for Legacy

Juan Manuel Marquez’s Biggest Fight & Why He Has To Win Saturday 

Márquez had an amateur record of 35–1 that included two Golden Glove wins. Márquez made his professional debut at age 19 on May 29, 1993 losing via disqualification to Javier DuranMárquez was WBO Featherweight Champion Naseem Hamed‘s mandatory challenger for 22 straight months. Inextricably, the WBO allowed Hamed to allude the fighter by then labelled “the best fighter without a world title.

Marquez lost via unanimous decision to Freddie Norwood this despite the latter only landing 73 out of 290 punches thrown to Marquez‘s 89 of 444.

Notable wins:

Agapito Sanchez

Julio Gervacio

Alfred Kotey

Remigio Molina

Daniel Jimenez

Robbie Peden

Manuel Medina

Derrick Gainer

Juan Díaz twice

Joel Casamayor

Rocky Juarez

Marco Antonio Barrera

Orlando Salido

World Titles:
IBF Featherweight Champion (126 lbs)
WBO Featherweight Champion (126 lbs)
WBC Super Featherweight Champion (130 lbs)
WBO Lightweight Champion (135 lbs)
WBO Light Welterweight Champion (140 lbs)

*Excludes Interim & Super Titles.

2004-05-08 : Manny Pacquiao 125 lbs drew with Juan Manuel Marquez 125 lbs
MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

John Stewart 115-110
Burt A. Clements 113-113
Guy Jutras 110-115

2008-03-15 : Manny Pacquiao 129 lbs beat Juan Manuel Marquez 130 lbs by SD
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Duane Ford 115-112
Jerry Roth 112-115
Tom Miller 114-113

2011-11-12 : Manny Pacquiao 143 lbs beat Juan Manuel Marquez 142 lbs by MD
MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Dave Moretti 115-113
Robert Hoyle 114-114
Glenn Trowbridge 116-112

 

Matt Hamilton, for ESNewsReporting!

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