Juan Manuel Marquez vs Mike Alvarado – Highlights (Marquez’s Last FIGHT)


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May 17th, 2014. On this day, one of the greatest Mexican fighters of all time; Juan Manuel Marquez aka “Dinamita” fought his last pro bout against Mike “Mile High” Alvarado. This is his 64th fight in a 21 year pro career that began in May 1993.

At this time, Marquez was rated the No. 3 Welterweight by Ring Magazine, while Alvarado the 2.25-1 betting underdog was ranked the #4 Junior Welterweight by the same publication.

This is a WBO Welterweight Title Eliminator, where the winner will earn a shot at the WBO Welterweight Championship against Manny Pacquiao, who defeated Timothy Bradley.

Prefight records; Marquez 55(40)-7-1, Alvarado 34(23)-2.

Going into the fight, Alvarado had notable wins against Mauricio Herrera & Brandon Rios while the veteran Marquez in his long career held wins over top oppositions in Juan Diaz (2x), Rocky Juarez, Terdsak Jandaeng, Manuel Medina, Michael Katsidis, Joel Casamayor, Daniel Jimenez, Agapito Sanchez, Alfred Kotey, Victor Polo, Freddy Cruz, Derrick Gainer, Robbie Peden, Julio Gervacio, Orlando Salido, Marco Antonio Barrera & Manny Pacquiao.

While Marquez was largely in control of the bout, Alvarado was never out of the fight and stayed competitive despite losing just about every round. Marquez scored the 1st knockdown in round 8 and Alvarado returned the favor in the next. In the 2nd half, Alvarado did better and at one point nearly scored a 2nd knockdown with 2 huge right hands in the 11th, but Marquez managed to stay on his feet.

In the final frame, it was apparent that Alvarado needed a KO to win but he waited too much instead of initiating as he did for half the fight, allowing Marquez to bag the 12th en route to a clear UD win.

After this victory, Marquez opted retirement instead of a 5th showdown against Pacquiao as he believed he had nothing to prove after scoring his best career victory by knocking out the Filipino legend in their 4th encounter; the only fight in their series that did not end with a disputed decision.

Juan Manuel Marquez retired with a final record of 56(40)-7-1 in a great career that spanned through 3 different decades, and won world titles in 4 different weight classes; Featherweight, Super Featherweight, Lightweight & Light Welterweight.

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