No more Dinamita: Juan Manuel Marquez, Pacquiao’s great foe, set to announce retirement

August 04, 2017

by: JC Ansis

(Photo c/o Top Rank)
(Photo c/o Top Rank)


Mexican boxer Juan Manuel Marquez has decided to hang up his gloves.

According to a report on ESPN Deportes, Marquez is retiring after 24 years in boxing, ending his career with a record of 56-7-1 with 40 knockouts.

Marquez, who goes by the moniker “Dinamita,” won seven world titles during his career and fought the likes of Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather, Timothy Bradley, Marco Antonio Barrera, Joel Casamayor and Juan Diaz.

Marquez, who is famously known for his counter-punching and being a technical fighter, featured in a four-bout saga with Pacquiao.

The first fight between Marquez and Pacquiao, which happened in May 2004, ended in a draw. Marquez suffered a split-decision in the second fight in November 2007. The Mexican boxer lost again in the next fight in November 2011 before he knocked out Pacquiao out cold in the fourth bout in December 2012.

He last fought in May 2014, beating Mike Alvarado, and his team had been trying to set up one more fight before he finally called it quits, but nothing materialized.

Marquez is considered arguably one of the greatest Mexican boxers of all time and will most likely end up in the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

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