Juan Manuel Marquez Signs With Golden Boy

31.08.06 - Long regarded as one of boxing’s best, pound for pound, Interim WBO featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez has now joined the star-studded roster of Golden Boy Promotions and will once again be able to display his explosive talent worldwide. “We are incredibly excited to work with a great fighter like Juan Manuel Marquez,” said Oscar De La Hoya, President of Golden Boy Promotions..

“He is one of the most dangerous fighters in the world and a serious threat to any fighter from 126 to 130 pounds. Being able to act as his promoter is an honor, and the boxing world should gear up for some exciting things from ‘Dinamita.’”

“This is an exciting day for Juan Manuel Marquez” said manager / trainer Nacho Beristain. “We have watched Juan work tirelessly to get to where he is at and we feel that with him getting the opportunity to have Golden Boy Promotions as a promoter is a natural progression for him – this union makes sense.”

Said Jaime Quintana, President of Romanza Boxing and Juan Manuel Marquez’s co-promoter: “Golden Boy Promotions is today the Gold Standard for boxing promotions. I am looking forward to working with the Golden Boy Team and working together to bring the biggest fights to Juan Manuel Marquez.”

Marquez, 45-3-1 with 34 knockouts, is known for his explosive counterpunching power and his epic battle against Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao in 2004, a Fight of The Year candidate in which he defended his IBF and WBA titles with a razor-close 12 round draw. Earlier this month, Marquez defeated Terdsak "The Pit Bull" Jandaeng by a seventh round TKO to add the WBO Title to his impressive resume.

Article posted on 31.08.2006

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