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Márquez conditions his return to the ring to Cotto losing weight

Márquez conditions his return to the ring to Cotto losing weight
Mexican Juan Manuel Márquez, world champion in the featherweight, super featherweight, lightweight and super lightweight divisions, today conditioned his return to the ring to fight Miguel Cotto that the Puerto Rican drop from middleweight to welterweight, and that the appointment is not in New York.
Marquez, 43, has not fought since May 17, 2014, when he beat American Mike Alvarado. In the past month, it began to be conjectured that he would be willing to return to the ring in a match with Cotto, the first Puerto Rican to have won world titles in four different weight classes.
“If Cotto is willing to drop to 147 pounds (66,678 kilos) I’m ready to fight, but if not, the fight will not be made,” said the Puerto Rican, a middleweight figure at 161 pounds, or 73 kilos.
Márquez ruled out that, if the fight occurs, it will take place at Madison Square Garden in New York. “For me it would be to go to Cotto’s house and the best thing would be in a neutral place,” he explained.
“We don’t want to serve as a stepping stone for anyone. If I lose or win (with Cotto) it will be against a great fighter, it would be a good, competitive and close fight “, anticipated the so-called WBO Champion of the Decade, a title contested in an epic fight that he won by knockout over Filipino Manny Pacquiao in December 2012.
The 43-year-old former fighter admitted that a month ago he returned to training with his sights set on a confrontation with the 36-year-old Puerto Rican.
Márquez has accumulated 56 wins in his career, 40 before the limit, seven losses and a draw.
Cotto won 40 times, 33 on the fast track, and fell five. EFE
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