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'''Manager & Trainer:''' [[Ignacio Beristain]]
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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
'''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 debate, who deserved the win, but the official result was a [[Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez|draw]].A rematch was never materialized, seeing that he did indeed contribute to the live gate since most of the attendants were rooting for Marquez, Pacquiao refused to give the fiscal edge to Marquez.
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'''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.
  
In March 2006, Marquez traveled to Indonesia to face WBA featherweight champion [[Chris John]], who happened to be considered one of the best featherweights at the time & still is 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, John still remains the number one ranked and undefeated featherweight as of June 2010.
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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. It was a close fight and many felt that Marquez did enough to win, but Norwood was awarded a [[Freddie Norwood vs. Juan Manuel Marquez|unanimous decision]]. It took Marquez four years to get another title shot. In 2003, Marquez [[Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Manuel Medina|stopped]] [[Manuel Medina]] in seven rounds to win the vacant [[IBF]] featherweight title. Two fights later, he added the WBA "Super" title with a one-sided seventh-round [[Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Derrick Gainer|technical decision]] over [[Derrick Gainer]].  
  
Just 5 months later to capture the interim [[WBO]] Featherweight Title, he made 1 title defense until being upgraded to full status champion, making him a 3 time Featherweight Champion.
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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. Many felt that Marquez had come back well enough to get the decision, but the official result was a [[Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Manny Pacquiao (1st meeting)|draw]].
  
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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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]]. It was a mismatch that nobody wanted to see. Marquez was then stripped of the WBA "Super" title because he was no longer a unified titlist.  
  
In early 2008, Marquez took on [[Manny Pacquiao]] for a second time, like in many fights in his career, Marquez found himself in yet another evenly matched fight, after 12 rounds, Pacquiao was awarded a disputed split decision victory in which Marquez thoroughly outboxed Pacquiao but a mere flash knockdown was the main difference. Pacquiao refused a third fight even though it would make sense legacy wise and financially wise stating "business is finished here">
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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 [[Chris John vs. Juan Manuel Marquez|unanimous decision]].  
  
Yet unlike other close points defeats, Marquez retained his recognition at the elite level, getting moved up to #2 pound for pound. He continued to chase big fights as he moved up yet another weight class to challenge 2 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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In his next fight, Marquez [[Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Terdsak Jandaeng|knocked out]] [[Terdsak Jandaeng]] in seven rounds to capture the interim [[WBO]] featherweight title. After one title defense, Marquez was upgraded to full WBO featherweight champion.
  
The next year Marquez squared off against 3 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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Marquez moved up in weight in 2007 and [[Marco Antonio Barrera vs. Juan Manuel Marquez|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. Marquez was dropped in the third round but once again fought back valiantly. Many thought that Marquez had done enough to retain his title, but Pacquiao was awarded a [[Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Manny Pacquiao (2nd meeting)|split decision]].
  
Marquez 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 true pound for pound fighter of the game. Marquez came up too small as Mayweather failed to meet the 144 lbs contracted catchweight and ended up weighing  in at 146 lbs. Marquez again proved his Mexican warrior spirit as he survived the 12 rounds against a naturally bigger man. Mayweather was the second #1 pound for pound fighter that Marquez had faced in the last 2 years.  
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In his next fight, Marquez moved up in weight again and [[Joel Casamayor vs. Juan Manuel Marquez|knocked out]] [[Joel Casamayor]] in eleven rounds to win The Ring Magazine lightweight title. Marquez then [[Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Juan Diaz (1st meeting)|stopped]] [[Juan Diaz]] in nine rounds 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 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 the best at 135 lbs.  
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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 [[Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Juan Manuel Marquez|unanimous decision]].
  
==Titles Held==
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Marquez returned to lightweight and defended his titles in a rematch with Juan Diaz, winning by a [[Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Juan Diaz (2nd meeting)|unanimous decision]]. In his next fight, he rose from a third-round knockdown to [[Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Michael Katsidis|stop]] [[Michael Katsidis]] in nine rounds.
*[[Ring Magazine]] Lightweight Title (2009-present)
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*'''[[World Boxing Organization]] Lightweight Title''' (2009-present)
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Marquez fought Pacquiao in 2011 for the WBO welterweight title and lost by a [[Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez (3rd meeting)|majority decision]]. Once again, the decision was disputed. The following year, Marquez defeated [[Serhiy Fedchenko]] by a lopsided [[Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Serhiy Fedchenko|unanimous decision]] to win the interim WBO junior welterweight title. He was later upgraded to full WBO junior welterweight champion.
*'''[[World Boxing Association]] Lightweight Title''' (2009-present)
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*'''[[World Boxing Council]] Super Featherweight Title''' (2007-08)
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Marquez fought Pacquiao for a fourth time in a welterweight non-title fight in late 2012. Marquez dropped Pacquiao with a right in the third round. It was the first knockdown scored by Marquez in their four-fight series. Pacquiao came back and dropped Marquez in the fifth round and appeared to take control of the fight. With one second left in the sixth round, a bloodied Marquez caught Pacquiao with a hellacious right that knocked him out cold. Pacquiao was down for several minutes. Marquez had finally registered a [[Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez (4th meeting)|win]] over his greatest rival.
*'''[[World Boxing Organization]] Featherweight Title''' (2006-07)
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*'''[[World Boxing Association]] Featherweight Title''' (2003-05)
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== Factoids ==
*'''[[International Boxing Federation]] Featherweight Title''' (2003-05)
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*After fighting a draw with Manny Pacquiao, Marquez turned down a $750,000 offer for a rematch with Pacquiao: He wanted $1.5 million. Marquez then turned down a $1.5 million offer to fight Erik Morales: He wanted $3.5 million. Instead, Marquez fought Chris John for a purse of $31,250 and lost. [http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/boxing/news/story?id=2135889] [http://www.thesweetscience.com/article-archive/2006/3470-chris-john-ud12-juan-manuel-marquez]
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*Before fighting Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2009, Marquez revealed that he drank his own urine. "I think that this has helped me," he said. "I’ve done it for the last five or six fights with good results. I also drink my urine because that’s where a lot of protein and vitamins are, part of your vitamin intake, and why not drink them again instead of wasting them." Before his third fight with Manny Pacquiao in 2011, Marquez said that he had stopped drinking his urine "on the advice of my doctor and physical trainer." [http://www.totalprosports.com/2009/09/08/boxer-juan-manuel-marquez-drinks-his-own-urine/] [http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/sports/10/30/11/marquez-ive-stopped-drinking-my-own-urine]
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==Regional & Minor Titles==
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*Interim [[WBO]] Junior Welterweight Title (2012)
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*[[IBO]] Lightweight Title (2009)
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*Interim [[WBO]] Featherweight Title (2006)
 
*[[NABF]] Featherweight Title (2002)
 
*[[NABF]] Featherweight Title (2002)
 
*[[USBA]] Featherweight Title (2002)
 
*[[USBA]] Featherweight Title (2002)
*[[WBO]] [[NABO]] Featherweight Title (1997-99, 2000)
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*[[WBO]] [[NABO]] Featherweight Title (1997 - 1999, 2000)
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==World Titles==
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*[[WBO]] Junior Welterweight Title
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*[[WBO]] Lightweight Title
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*[[WBA]] Super World Lightweight Title
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*[[WBC]] Super Featherweight Title
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*[[WBO]] Featherweight Title
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*[[WBA]] Super World Featherweight Title
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*[[IBF]] Featherweight Title
  
 
==Family==
 
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Revision as of 01:42, 20 December 2012

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Name: Juan Manuel Marquez
Alias: Dinamita
Birth Name: Juan Manuel Márquez Mendez
Born: 1973-08-23 (Age:41)
Birthplace: Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Nationality: Mexican
Hometown: Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 5′ 7″   /   170cm
Reach: 67″   /   170cm
Boxing Record: click

Trainer & Manager: Ignacio Beristain

Contents

Biography

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. It was a close fight and many felt that Marquez did enough to win, but Norwood was awarded a unanimous decision. It took Marquez four years to get another title shot. In 2003, Marquez stopped Manuel Medina in seven rounds to win the vacant IBF featherweight title. Two fights later, he added the WBA "Super" title with a one-sided seventh-round technical decision 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. Many felt that Marquez had come back well enough to get the decision, 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. It was a mismatch that nobody wanted to see. 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.

In his next fight, Marquez knocked out Terdsak Jandaeng in seven rounds 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. Marquez was dropped in the third round but once again fought back valiantly. Many thought that Marquez had done enough to retain his title, but Pacquiao was awarded a split decision.

In his next fight, Marquez moved up in weight again and knocked out Joel Casamayor in eleven rounds to win The Ring Magazine lightweight title. Marquez then stopped Juan Diaz in nine rounds 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.

Marquez returned to lightweight and defended his titles in a rematch with Juan Diaz, winning by a unanimous decision. In his next fight, he rose from a third-round knockdown to stop Michael Katsidis in nine rounds.

Marquez fought Pacquiao in 2011 for the WBO welterweight title and lost by a majority decision. Once again, the decision was disputed. The following year, Marquez defeated Serhiy Fedchenko by a lopsided unanimous decision to win the interim WBO junior welterweight title. He was later upgraded to full WBO junior welterweight champion.

Marquez fought Pacquiao for a fourth time in a welterweight non-title fight in late 2012. Marquez dropped Pacquiao with a right in the third round. It was the first knockdown scored by Marquez in their four-fight series. Pacquiao came back and dropped Marquez in the fifth round and appeared to take control of the fight. With one second left in the sixth round, a bloodied Marquez caught Pacquiao with a hellacious right that knocked him out cold. Pacquiao was down for several minutes. Marquez had finally registered a win over his greatest rival.

Factoids

  • After fighting a draw with Manny Pacquiao, Marquez turned down a $750,000 offer for a rematch with Pacquiao: He wanted $1.5 million. Marquez then turned down a $1.5 million offer to fight Erik Morales: He wanted $3.5 million. Instead, Marquez fought Chris John for a purse of $31,250 and lost. [1] [2]
  • Before fighting Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2009, Marquez revealed that he drank his own urine. "I think that this has helped me," he said. "I’ve done it for the last five or six fights with good results. I also drink my urine because that’s where a lot of protein and vitamins are, part of your vitamin intake, and why not drink them again instead of wasting them." Before his third fight with Manny Pacquiao in 2011, Marquez said that he had stopped drinking his urine "on the advice of my doctor and physical trainer." [3] [4]

Regional & Minor Titles

  • Interim WBO Junior Welterweight Title (2012)
  • IBO Lightweight Title (2009)
  • Interim WBO Featherweight Title (2006)
  • NABF Featherweight Title (2002)
  • USBA Featherweight Title (2002)
  • WBO NABO Featherweight Title (1997 - 1999, 2000)

World Titles

  • WBO Junior 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

Family

Marquez's brother is two-time world champion Rafael Marquez.


Preceded by:
Johnny Tapia
Vacated
IBF Featherweight Champion
2003 Feb 1 – 2005
Stripped
Succeeded by:
Valdemir Pereira
Preceded by:
Derrick Gainer
Lost bid for Super Championship
WBA Featherweight Champion
2003 Nov 1 – 2005
Super Champion
Stripped
Succeeded by:
Preceded by:
Scott Harrison
Vacated
WBO Featherweight Champion
2006 Dec 6 – 2007 Apr 1
Vacated
Succeeded by:
Steven Luevano
Preceded by:
Marco Antonio Barrera
WBC Super Featherweight Champion
2007 Mar 17 – 2008 Mar 15
Succeeded by:
Manny Pacquiao
Preceded by:
WBA Lightweight Champion
2009 Feb 28 – 2012 Jan
Super Champion
Stripped
Succeeded by:
Preceded by:
Nate Campbell
Stripped (failed to make weight)
WBO Lightweight Champion
2009 Feb 28 – 2012 Jan
Stripped
Succeeded by:
Ricky Burns
Preceded by:
Timothy Bradley
Vacated
WBO Light Welterweight Champion
Jun 2012 – present
Succeeded by:


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