Meet Juan Manuel Márquez, a professional boxer from Mexico who is the current WBA and WBO lightweight world champion. See photos, video and a biography of Juan Manuel Márquez here.
Juan knocked out American Juan Diaz to claim two world lightweight titles yesterday night at Houston’s Toyota Center. The win now provides him the credibility to request a rematch with Manny Pacquiao, a fight which if held, will be one of the biggest this year.
‘I’ve been trying to get a third fight with Manny Pacquiao, but he doesn’t want to fight me’ Marquez said. ‘So I’m calling out the best, and that’s Floyd Mayweather’, he said in a report by Yahoo news.
As a biography, Juan Manuel Márquez was born on August 23, 1973, in Mexico City so his age is 35. He is the brother of Rafael Márquez, a former world champion in the bantamweight division.
Juan made his professional debut at the age of 19 and lost his first fight to Javier Duran but he didn’t lose one again for the next six years. He also won the NABO featherweight title in 1997. He won the WBA featherweight title in 2003 beating Derrick Gainer.
Marquez is famous for his two fights with Filipino Manny Pacquiao. Pacquiao-Marquez I was a drawn bout with controversial scores and the second one was won by Pacquiao in highly disputed conditions, winning the Super Featherweight Championship. A third fight is a possibility if the Filipino boxer agrees.
Juan is the current Ring Magazine lightweight champion.
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