Juan Manuel Marquez could return in September, says trainer
Don’t be surprised to see Mexican boxing legend Juan Manuel Marquez back in the ring in September.
Marquez has been dealing with a lingering knee injury for more than a year now but his longtime trainer Nacho Beristain sees the 41-year-old counterpuncher possibly competing for a world title fight a couple months from now.
“I could see [him coming back] in September. He looks forward to working in the gym. We have a singular joy whenever he steps in the gym. He works very hard,” Beristain told BoxingScene.com.
“I don’t know the opponent. I think a world title fight, a title in his fifth division, would be something he’d like. Maybe the British fighter [Kell Brook] or one of the other champions.”
Marquez hasn’t fought since outpointing Mike Alvarado in May of last year.
A potential Marquez opponent, Kell Brook, 29, is an undefeated IBF welterweight champion, who’s won all of his 35 fights, 24 of which ended via knockout.
Beristain will back Marquez (56-7-1, 40 KOs) whatever he chooses to do next whether it’s to continue fighting or hang up his gloves. CFC
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