Juan Manuel Marquez may return to fight Miguel Cotto, says trainer
By Isaac Robinson
Last Updated: 11/01/16 10:32am
Trainer Nacho Beristain suggests Juan Manuel Marquez could to return to face former world middleweight champion Miguel Cotto.
Marquez (56-7-1-KO42) has not fought since May 2014 but Beristain welcomed the news that Cotto's trainer Freddie Roach sees the legendary Mexican as the 'perfect opponent' for the Puerto Rican.
"[Marquez] has never closed the door [on fighting again] and he's made no decision to retire from boxing," Nacho told Fox Deportes.
I have not spoken with Juan Manuel for three months, but I know him and he's never had any problems with inactivity.
"I have not spoken with Juan Manuel for three months, but I know him and he's never had any problems with inactivity. He can still return straight to training.
"I do not rule out [this version of Marquez] being capable of fighting against Cotto. If [Marquez] returns to the ring, I don't think it is unreasonable to do it with an opponent of that level. It would be a good fight, given their styles."
Marquez, who is now 42, has won world titles at four weights and his last bout - a unanimous points victory over Mike Alvarado in Inglewood, California - was a welterweight title eliminator.
Cotto (40-5-0-KO33) enters another rebuilding phase after losing his WBC world title to Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez in November.