Posted 12:00 AM | Apr 10, 2012
|Weight Class:||Lightweight / Welterweight|
55 Wins | 7 Losses | 40 KOs
|Hometown:||Mexico City, Mexico|
|Birthdate:||August 23, 1973|
Juan Manuel "Dinamita" Marquez is one of the greatest Mexican fighters in the world. Working with longtime trainer "Nacho" Beristain, he has become a champion across three separate divisions, winning major titles at featherweight, super featherweight and lightweight. He has a reputation as a warrior, earned partly for his hard-fought trilogy with Manny Pacquiao and participation in 2009's fight of the year, a victory over Juan Diaz. He had a rough start after turning professional in 1993, but since those early missteps he's steadily moved up through the ranks to assert himself as one of the top pound-for-pound contenders and a defining fighter of his era.
- Juan Manuel Marquez on Inside HBO Boxing