Quantcast
Latest Stories

Marquez no-show for pal Arce’s fight

By

HOUSTON, Texas—At first he relished the attention. Slowly, however, Juan Manuel Marquez is finding out that being boxing’s current toast can be too taxing and demanding.

This is the case especially in Mexico, where he is being accorded demigod status following his phenomenal knockout of Manny Pacquiao last Saturday in Las Vegas.

Marquez met with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on Friday to present him with the gloves he used in stopping Pacquiao with a perfectly timed, well-placed right with just a second to go in the sixth round.

Originally scheduled to watch Jorge Arce as his countryman and friend tried to wrest the WBO super bantamweight from Nonito Donaire Jr. here Saturday night, Marquez begged off, telling Ricardo Jimenez of Top Rank that he wanted to rest and spend time with his family in Mexico.

Since arriving to a hero’s welcome in Mexico City Wednesday, Marquez has been very busy, according to reports. He has appeared in television shows, graced functions and met with dignitaries—something he is unaccustomed to.

Legendary Mexican trainer, Ignacio “Nacho” Beristain, who has mentored Marquez since he was 13 years old, also failed to arrive to work Arce’s corner.

Apparently, wherever Marquez goes nowadays, the 73-year-old Hall of Famer goes.

According to Angel Hernandez, Marquez’s strength and conditioning coach who was present at Arce’s corner, Marquez will take a break from boxing until June, when he will likely fight a lesser-light.

If Pacquiao gets a clean bill of health after extensive tests at Cleveland Clinic in Las Vegas, Top Rank big boss Bob Arum said he will try to arrange Pacquiao-Marquez 5 in September.


Follow Us

Follow us on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on Twitter


Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.


Tags: Boxing , Juan Manuel Marquez

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BFVHG62YMHHA7AIMGDCXTNKJJI The Truth

    It’s because that his whole body is under cast and he still needs to go to BELO to overhaul his dilapidated nose.

  • mamer2

    CONVINCE the PUBLIC that there was NO HUNKY-PANKY…!

    WHY wasn’t “Blood Testing” for Illegal Drugs conducted/made available in this fight…?
    Blood Testing is the only test, as of the present…, 
    to detect the HGH (Human Growth Hormone Drug)

    Sixty-Percent (60%) believe the unusual growth and strength of Marquez as
    reasonably suspicious.
    Mere words will not convince them to think, otherwise.

    • sanjuan683

      Sumobra yabang nito si Marquez. Karamihan ng boxer natatalo din huag siya masyado tiwala sa sarili.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/FQQPZLNOMD2EBFTHSWOP6QGZWY Marshall

      tangna hinde mo pa rin matanggap ang paglagapaK ng pagmumukha ni Pakyaw sa canvass at pagtulog ng mahimbing..

      • mamer2

        Your reply to my comment has no bearing, whatsoever.
        Further, DO NOT start your sentence “nga nag mumura”…!
        It reflects on your culture and level of intelligence.



Copyright © 2014, .
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94
Advertisement

News

  • Scientists eye iceberg bigger than Guam
  • Drilon: I’m not on Napoles’ list
  • Sonar finds 1888 San Francisco shipwreck
  • Santiago: Enrile, Lacson, Reyes plotting massive psywar operation
  • Poe, Cayetano to colleagues: Shun formalities, let’s hear Napoles’ tell-all ASAP
  • Sports

  • Promoters Dela Hoya, Arum in talks for Pacquiao-Alvarez—report
  • Benzema guides Madrid to 1-0 win over Bayern
  • Suns’ Goran Dragic win NBA’s Most Improved Player award
  • Heat go up 2-0, hold off Bobcats 101-97
  • Ronaldo shakes off injury fears to play Bayern
  • Lifestyle

  • This woman ate what?
  • Photos explore dynamics of youths’ sexual identity
  • 12th Philippine Food Expo set at the World Trade Center
  • No tourist draw, Malang the croc will remain wild
  • The best flavors of summer in one bite, and more
  • Entertainment

  • What Garcia Marquez left behind
  • Has Ai Ai fallen deeply with ‘sireno?’
  • Sony developing live-action Barbie comedy
  • California court won’t review Jackson doctor case
  • Return of ‘Ibong Adarna’
  • Business

  • How ‘one percent’ economic elite was uncovered
  • Facebook profits triple as mobile soars
  • Insular Honors Sales Performers at Testimonial Rites
  • Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock
  • Cost-recovery provisions for affected gencos urged
  • Technology

  • Enrile in Masters of the Universe, Lord of the Rings?
  • Top Traits of Digital Marketers
  • No truth to viral no-visa ‘chronicles’
  • ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
  • Viber releases new design for iPhone, comes to Blackberry 10 for the first time
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 24, 2014
  • Talking to Janet
  • Respite
  • Bucket list
  • JPII in 1981: walking a tightrope
  • Global Nation

  • Embassy advisory: Filipinos still need visas to enter US
  • No travel restriction to Mideast, DFA clarifies
  • PH-HK relations repaired, but families of victims still being courted
  • Filipinos in Middle East urged to get clearance before returning
  • PH seeks ‘clearer assurance’ from US
  • Marketplace