Marquez to make career decision with family
MANILA, Philippines – Mexican champion Juan Manuel Marquez has not yet made a decision regarding the next step in his storied career as he plans to consult with his family first.
“I will sit down to discuss this with my family, and together we’ll see what is next,” Marquez said in an interview with Boxing Scene.
Marquez is coming off the biggest victory of his career – a sixth-round knockout of Filipino rival Manny Pacquiao in their fourth fight last December 8.
It was his first win against Pacquiao after settling for a draw and two controversial losses in their first three fights.
Following the victory, some called for the 39-year-old Marquez to hang up his gloves while he was at the top of the sport, although Top Rank chief executive Bob Arum and Pacquiao both want a fifth fight between the rivals.
“In professional matters, I do not know yet if I will hang up my gloves or if I plan to do one or two more fights. I do not know, honestly,” Marquez said.
Marquez said he wants to spend time with his family in 2013 after a highly successful 2012 that saw him gain consideration for Fighter of the Year.
“I want to enjoy my family (in 2013), to be with them, to give them the time that they deserve, and especially to have good health, because without it very little can be done,” he said.