The four division champion last fought in April when he dominated Sergey Fedechenko to pick up the aforementioned junior welterweight title. Marquez said he felt strong in what was his first fight at the 140 pound limit. He fought Manny Pacquiao in his prior fight at a catchweight of 144 pounds.
“I felt very strong with Pacquiao and Fedchenko. I trained very hard for both fights. I feel strong at welterweight and junior welterweight,” Marquez told BoxingScene.com.
Marquez is 0-2-1 in three close fights versus Pacquiao and has openly complained about the scores in all the fights. He feels that he should have won at least one if not all three fights which prompted my colleague Ryan Maquiñana to ask Marquez if he is worried about the judging in a potential fourth showdown.
“We will train hard (to get the win) and if I get the fight then great but I need to worry about July 14th first,” Martinez explained as he didn’t want to look too far ahead.
Marquez finished our conversation by saying that he is looking forward to fighting at the Cowboys stadium. It will mark the third time that Marquez has fought in the lone star state.
“I will like fighting in Cowboys Stadium. July 14th will be my first time in [in that venue]. Texas has a lot of Mexican people and I will enjoy fighting there,” revealed Marquez.
Marquez is expected to reveal his opponent in the coming days.
By Ryan Burton