Marquez drinks his pee for fights


Posted at Sep 08 2009 11:23 AM | Updated as of Sep 09 2010 10:39 PM

MANILA – Peculiar training regimens were brought out in the open during the second episode of HBO's Mayweather vs. Marquez 24/7, courtesy of Juan Manuel “Dinamita” Marquez.

The Mexican fighter detailed that he lifts rocks in the mountains, visits a hyperbaric chamber, eats raw quail eggs, and drinks his urine.

“I think that this has helped me. I’ve done it for the last five or six fights with good results,” said Marquez as quoted by’s Ben Thompson.

“I also drink my urine because that’s where a lot of proteins and vitamins are, part of your vitamin intake, and why not drink them again instead of wasting them,” added the current Ring Magazine, WBO and WBA lightweight champion.

Marquez, who is set to fight Floyd Mayweather, Jr., on Sept. 19, mentioned that he lifts rocks in mountains at an elevation of 14,000 feet. He also eats 25 raw quail eggs as he is moving up in weight.

Moreover, Marquez revealed that he visits a hyperbaric chamber “several times a week.”

“For me, the use of a hyperbaric chamber at the end of the day of training is fundamental. I come here and it helps me recuperate,” he noted.

“We look at it as an extra point in the preparation for the fight and this has helped us a lot,” shared the Mexican, who has a record of 50-4-1, with 37 knockouts.

Mayweather vs Marquez: “Number One / Numero Uno” will be held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. -- With a report from