Future boxing Hall of Famer Juan Manuel Marquez is aiming to fight one more time before he hangs up the gloves.
But he does not want to fight just any boxer, but the undefeated American boxer, Floyd Mayweather Jr.
“I want to keep fighting, at least to have one more fight,” Marquez told boxingscene.com via GMA Network .
“My family has asked me to leave boxing, but I want to do another fight because I still feel good.
However, the final decision will be made within a month — that will be when the doctors will advise me if I can be well enough [to return to the ring] with respect to the injury that I have on my one knee which I have been treating for a while,” he added.
His boxing promoter, Fernando Beltran, also wants the best for his top dog as he is setting up a rematch against Floyd Mayweather Jr., who beat Marquez via unanimous decision last 2009.
“He has always spoken of the welterweight title, and there are Kell Brook and Floyd Mayweather,” Beltran told ESPN Deportes.
“Obviously we would love to fight with Mayweather because while they fought each other already, it took place under very adverse conditions and now things would be different,” he added.
His trainer, Ignacio Beristain also said last March that he wants Marquez to step into the ring for one last time.
“Juan Manuel Marquez is getting ready and preparing himself to fight one more time.
Then say good bye to boxing,” he said in an interview with FightHype.com .
However, Beristain said that having a rematch with either Pacquiao or Mayweather is not a good idea.
“He cannot be waiting for either Pacquiao or Mayweather.
History has been closed.
He has nothing to prove,” Beristain disclosed.