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Juan Manuel Marquez dealing with knee injury, doesn't need surgery

Juan Manuel Marquez will need therapy for a knee problem, but may still fight in the first half of 2015.

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

Juan Manuel Marquez, who hasn't fought since last May, won't be fighting again in the immediate future, either, as the 41-year-old Mexican star is dealing with a knee injury that may require three to four months of therapy.

The good news is that Marquez, who beat Mike Alvarado in his last fight, won't require surgery to fix anything. Marquez isn't ruling out fighting in the first half of 2015, but it wouldn't seem likely.

Marquez (56-7-1, 40 KO) figures to be in the mix for a welterweight title shot at some point this year. He could fight for the vacant WBO belt, if Manny Pacquiao gives it up to officially move back to 140 pounds, as has been rumored, or he could possibly fight Pacquiao a fifth time. That's an offer that Marquez has turned down several times since he knocked out Pacquiao in December 2012, scoring his first win over his great rival.

Marquez currently has plans to head to England late this month to support Daniel Estrada, who will face Kevin Mitchell in London.

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