Get 2 Know Juan Marquez
Status: Three-time world champion.
Record: 50-5-1 (37).
Ht: 5-5 Wt: 147
DOB: August 23, 1973 In: Mexico City, Mexico
Early Boxing Memory: Lost my first fight to Javier Duran by disqualification, ’93 May. They stole the fight from me, I got ripped off.
That’s one of the first things that really hurt and it motivated me to never lose again.
Favorite Movie: Dead Poets Society.
Hobbies/Leisure Activities: Everything – basketball, baseball, futbol, play pool. I play everything. I play X-Box with my son – FIFA
Last Book Read: Gabriel Garcia Marquez. I don’t remember the title.
Boxing Inspirations: Many of them, many. Julio Cesar Chavez obviously. That’s the one I was able to watch, growing up and
watching his fights.
First Job: For the government in Mexico.
First Car: VW Bug.
Current Car: I have like five cars!
Favorite Meal: Food – everything – tortillas, everything.
Typical Breakfast: I take many juices, quail eggs.
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Cookie dough.
Greatest Sports Moment: My title fight. My title fights – becoming a world champion in three different weight classes.
Most Painful Moment: When I was stripped of my titles back when I was having problem with Bob Arum and I got stripped of my
title. It was a lot of hard work that I put in to win those titles and I just got stripped. That was very sad for me.
Funny Boxing Memory: Nothing funny about boxing. Boxing is always serious. Nothing comical or funny about boxing.
Embarrassing Boxing Memory: Nothing, never.
Toughest Part Of Being A Successful Boxer: It’s not tough, it’s easy actually. I just have to know how to manage myself with
people. Every fight for me now, from this point of my career is a tough fight. And I have that in my head and I try to be a normal
What Would You Be If You Weren’t A Boxer: “Working. I used to like studying a lot.
Last Vacation: I haven’t really had a real vacation. I took four days off and I took my family to Cancun. But it’s very difficult because
my kids are going to school. And our schedules cross but I haven’t really had a reall vacation but I was able to take my family to
Cancun for four days.
First Boxing Memory: I started boxing when I was eight. Me and my brother Rafael started boxing in amateur tournaments when I
was 13.. My father was an ex-pro boxer.
Best Boxer In The Sport Today: I really can’t say. There’s so many great fighters. There’s good fighters, great fighters, but it’s up
to the fans to say.
Training Routine: Wake up at 4 a.m. to run. Run 45 minutes to an hour. I come back home for breakfast. Rest. At noon I get to the
gym to do my boxing workout. Three hours there. Rest. Once in a while I get a massage, because I need it once in while.
Which Fight Did You Feel Your Very Best: I felt good in all my fights. It’s all in the preparation. I prepare myself for all of them. And I
felt good in all my fights.