MANILA, Philippines – Mexican legend Juan Manuel Marquez has been contemplating retirement after his sensational sixth-round knockout of rival Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao but his promoter thinks “Dinamita” will continue to fight.
“I can say that (I believe) Juan Manuel Marquez will continue in boxing,” Fernando Beltran of Zanfer Promotions told Boxing Scene.
Marquez previously said he can “retire quietly” after accomplishing his mission of decisively defeating Pacquiao.
“That’s what I’ll talk to my family about because I’ve had a 28-year-career,” he said. “The body suffers and retirement would be great for me.”
But Beltran believes Marquez’s family will be supportive if the fighter decides to continue with his career.
“There is a lot of support from his family, and more so after they saw that he looked very good, physically and mentally,” Beltran said. “The oldest one of Marquez is the one who wants to see his father continue most.”
“He supports (Marquez) and told him to think it over,” he added.
Marquez has said he will have to think about his retirement since a fifth fight against Pacquiao may still happen.
“I cannot say if there will be a fifth fight, but Pacquiao is a great fighter and he has proven that in every fight,” he said.