MANILA, Philippines – Mexico’s Juan Manuel Marquez is already considering retirement after losing to Manny Pacquiao in their controversial, and possibly last fight.
Marquez said in Yahoo! Sports that that his latest defeat to Pacquiao is difficult to swallow.
“Maybe I will retire,” he said. “It is difficult after this. I also don’t want to throw away everything we have worked for but I just don’t know.”
Pacquiao was able to run away with a majority decision and retain his WBO welterweight crown after trading punches with the Mexican for 12 close rounds.
Marquez believed he was robbed of a win.
He claimed that it was even worse than his split decision loss to Pacquiao in 2008.
“It is a robbery and of the two robberies I have had against him, this one is the more terrible,” Marquez said.
He added that the two judges, who gave the win to Pacquiao, conspired against him.
Judge Robert Hoyle saw the fight 114-114, while Glenn Trowbridge and Dave Moretti gave it to Pacquiao by 116-112 and 115-113, respectively.
“I was the one with the clearer punches and I won again. The audience protested because they knew that I won again. It is difficult to fight against a fighter and two judges as well.”