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Juan Manuel Marquez wants rematch with Timothy Bradley and nothing else

Juan Manuel Marquez is ready to retire if he can't get a rematch with Timothy Bradley.

Jeff Bottari
Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Juan Manuel Marquez wants one thing and one thing only, and that's a rematch with Timothy Bradley. According to Ernesto Castellanos at, Nacho Beristain says that if Marquez doesn't get a rematch with Bradley, he'll retire from boxing.

"I talked to Juan Manuel. He said that he has thought about his career and he believes that the only thing that is attractive to stay in the ring is a rematch with Bradley. He would like to do that fight in Mexico. He wants to speak with Zanfer and Top Rank in order to bring it to the Arena in Mexico City. But if not, Juan is ready to go wherever he is told, to America, wherever they want to do that battle. Marquez is not interested in another fight against Manny Pacquiao or any other opponent. If he does not get Bradley, he will retire from boxing."

Marquez (55-7-1, 40 KO) lost a split decision to Bradley (31-0, 12 KO) on October 12, and the 40-year-old Marquez as usual complained about being robbed. Few saw the fight as particularly controversial, but a rematch may be salable with about the same expectations of the first fight, and it's probably the only non-Pacquiao fight either of them have potentially available and can carry a pay-per-view.

Would you be interested in a rematch between Bradley and Marquez?

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