Marquez considers retirement
Juan Manuel Marquez is considering retirement after his controversial loss to Manny Pacquiao on Saturday night in Las Vegas, after outboxing the pound-for-pound king for what he feels was the third time in his career.
Marquez lost a majority decision to Pacquiao with many commentators calling the fight for him including Pacquiao’s stablemate Amir Khan who was commentating for UK broadcaster Primetime.
‘I got robbed,’ said Marquez, in protest at the scores of 114-114, 115-113, 116-112 in favour of that the three ringside judges handed in. ‘The result of this fight has me thinking of retirement.
‘I don’t know what else I can do to win. I’m really, really frustrated. I don’t know what I have to do for the judges to win this fight. It’s hard when you’re fighting your rival and three judges too.
‘This fight was the biggest of my career. I prepared so hard. We wanted the judges to score this fight the way it happened, not how they scored it.
‘I was preparing for somebody in my corner to raise me and take me around the ring but I was surprised again, surprised by the judges,’ added the Aztec warrior.