Juan Manuel Marquez insists he is not in London to chase Kell Brook
Legend cornering Mitchell's opponent
Last Updated: 30/01/15 11:25am
Juan Manuel Marquez insists he is not in London because he wants to arrange a fight against Kell Brook.
The modern-day legend will corner Daniel Estrada, Kevin Mitchell's opponent, on Saturday at Fight Night Live: Capital Punishment, live on Sky Sports 1 HD at 8pm.
It had been rumoured that the 41-year-old wanted a crack at Brook's IBF welterweight championship but he insists that isn't the case.
"Everybody in Mexico knows I’m here, they ask me ‘are you going to London because you want with Brook?’" he explained to Ringside.
"No, I want to see the fight with Daniel. I’ve come to enjoy this place. I’m not looking for a fight with Brook."
I want to see the fight with Daniel. I’ve come to enjoy this place. I’m not looking for a fight with Brook.
Juan Manuel Marquez
Marquez, who along with Hall of Fame trainer Nacho Beristain has prepared Estrada for Saturday's fight, says Mitchell will be defeated on home turf.
Mitchell or Estrada will progress to challenge WBC lightweight champion Jorge Linares and Marquez believes that belt will end up in Mexico.
"I train with Daniel everywhere and every day. We go running in the mountains in Mexico. Every day I tell Daniel ‘you need to give everything in the ring’.
"He wants a great victory for his record and for Mexico. His family and the Mexican people want to see this fight and want to see another world champion.
"He wants a great victory for his record and for Mexico. He wants to win, he wants to fight with Linares."