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'''Juan Manuel Marquez'''
is a 3 time weight division champion encompassing the 126 lbs, 130 lbs, and 135 lbs . After four years of racking up victories, Marquez got a title shot, which came against [[Manuel Medina]], with him stopping the game veteran in the later rounds. Marquez made a few tough defenses plus unifying the [[ WBA]] and [[IBF]] titles by dethroning [[Derrick Gainer]]. Marquez then took on 2 time world champion [[Manny Pacquiao]] in 2004. In a thrilling Fight Of The Year candidate, Marquez was knocked down three times in the first round, but valiantly fought back to win many of the remaining rounds and outboxing the Filipino slugger. Fans hotly debated, who deserved the win, but the official result was a [[Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Manny Pacquiao (1st meeting)|draw]]. |+|
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|−|In March 2006, Marquez traveled to Indonesia to face WBA featherweight champion [[ Chris John]], who was considered one of the best featherweights at the time and lost a [[ Chris John vs. Juan Manuel Marquez|unanimous decision]]. Marquez protested the decision stating that the deducted points would have garnered him a split decision victory. |+|
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|−|Just five months later Marquez would capture the interim [[ WBO]] Featherweight Title, he made one title defense, until being upgraded to full status champion, making him a 3-time Featherweight Champion. |+|
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|−|He moved up to the Super Featherweight division and challenged 3 weight world champion [[Marco Antonio Barrera]] for his [[WBC]] title, it was a very tactical fight with Marquez focusing on effective counter punching and Barrera focusing on fast combination punching, after 12 evenly matched rounds, Marquez was awarded a unanimous decision victory. He made 1 successful title defense , outpointing the young and hungry [[ Rocky Juarez]]. |+|
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|−|In early 2008, Marquez took on [[ Manny Pacquiao]] for a second time. Marquez found himself in yet another evenly matched fight, after 12 rounds, Pacquiao was awarded a disputed [[Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Manny Pacquiao (2nd meeting)| split decision victory]]. |+|
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continued to chase big fights as he moved up yet another weight class to challenge two-time world champion [[ Joel Casamayor]] for his lineal and [[ Ring Magazine]] lightweight title. Marquez stopped the game Cuban in round 11 to become champion in a third weight class. |+|
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|−|The next year Marquez squared off against three-time lightweight champ [[Juan Diaz]], both fighters exchanged clean heavy punches in a crowd pleasing action fight, by the middle rounds Marquez 's punches started to take a toll on Diaz as his knees dipped on several occasions. In Round 8, a left uppercut opened a bad cut on the the right eyelid of Juan Diaz. He was latter wobbled in the same round from another left uppercut. In Round 9, a combination sparked by a right hook and finished with a left uppercut sent Diaz falling forward and down to all fours and underneath the bottom rope, he made the count, then a tremendous right uppercut dropped Diaz flat on his back in the center of the ring. |+|
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stepped up again to another weight class, all the way up to Welterweight and faced [[ Floyd Mayweather Jr.]] who was considered by many as the best pound for pound fighter in the sport. Marquez came up too small as Mayweather failed to meet the 144 lbs contracted catchweight and ended up weighing in at 146 lbs. Marquez lost a [[ Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Juan Manuel Marquez| unanimous decision]]. Mayweather was the second #1 pound for pound fighter that Marquez had faced in the last 2 years. |+|
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is scheduled for a rematch against Juan Diaz in Las Vegas on July 31st, 2010 for the WBO/WBA/Ring Magazine lightweight championship, despite both men coming off losses - they still remain amongst the best at 135 lbs. |+|
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==Regional & Minor Titles==
==Regional & Minor Titles==
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Name: Juan Manuel Marquez
Birth Name: Juan Manuel Márquez Mendez
Born: 1973-08-23 (Age:41)
Birthplace: Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Hometown: Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Height: 5′ 7″ / 170cm
Reach: 67″ / 170cm
Boxing Record: click
Trainer & Manager: Ignacio Beristain
Juan Manuel Marquez has won seven world titles in four weight divisions: three titles at 126 lbs, one at 130 lbs, two at 135 lbs, and one at 140 lbs. Only one other Mexican boxer (Erik Morales) has held world titles in four weight classes.
After losing his pro debut by a first-round disqualification, Marquez won his next 29 fights. Marquez got a title shot against WBA featherweight champion Freddie Norwood in 1999. After twelve rounds, Norwood was awarded a disputed unanimous decision. It took Marquez four years to get another title shot. In 2003, Marquez stopped Manuel Medina to win the vacant IBF featherweight title. Two fights later, he added the WBA "Super" title with a win over Derrick Gainer.
In 2004, Marquez fought Manny Pacquiao, The Ring Magazine featherweight champion. In a thrilling "Fight of the Year" candidate, Marquez was knocked down three times in the first round, but valiantly fought back to win many of the remaining rounds against the Filipino slugger. Fans hotly debated who deserved the win, but the official result was a draw.
Marquez was stripped of the IBF title in 2005 because no promoter was willing to spend the minimum $50,000 on a purse bid for his mandatory title defense against the ridiculously #1 ranked Fahprakorb Rakkiatgym. Marquez was then stripped of the WBA "Super" title because he was no longer a unified titlist.
Marquez, now without a title, traveled to Indonesia to face WBA featherweight champion Chris John in 2006. Before a hometown crowd, John boxed his way to a disputed unanimous decision victory.
In his next fight, Marquez knocked out Terdsak Jandaeng to capture the interim WBO featherweight title. After one title defense, Marquez was upgraded to full WBO featherweight champion.
Marquez moved up in weight in 2007 and outpointed Marco Antonio Barrera to win the WBC super featherweight title. In his second title defense, Marquez took on Manny Pacquiao for a second time. After twelve tough rounds, Pacquiao was awarded a disputed split decision victory.
In his next fight, Marquez moved up in weight again and knocked out Joel Casamayor to win The Ring Magazine lightweight title. Marquez then stopped Juan Diaz to win the vacant WBO lightweight title and the vacant WBA lightweight "Super" title. Marquez vs. Diaz was named "Fight of the Year" by The Ring Magazine and the Boxing Writers Association of America.
Marquez moved up to the welterweight division for his next fight and fought Floyd Mayweather Jr., who was returning to the ring after less than two years of retirement. For the first time in his career, Marquez was no match for his opponent. Mayweather was too quick, too slick, and too big. Mayweather dropped Marquez in the second round and went on to win by a lopsided unanimous decision victory.
Marquez returned to lightweight and defended his titles with a clear decision win in a rematch with Juan Diaz. In his next fight, he rose from a third-round knockdown to stop Michael Katsidis in nine rounds.
Regional & Minor Titles
- Interim WBO Featherweight Title (August 2006 - December 2006)
- NABF Featherweight Title (2002)
- USBA Featherweight Title (2002)
- WBO NABO Featherweight Title (1997 - 1999, 2000)
- WBO Light Welterweight Title
- WBO Lightweight Title
- WBA Super World Lightweight Title
- WBC Super Featherweight Title
- WBO Featherweight Title
- WBA Super World Featherweight Title
- IBF Featherweight Title
Marquez's brother is two-time world champion Rafael Marquez.