On a day when former heavyweight king Wladimir Klitschko announced his retirement from the sport, another legendary fighter is going to walk away from the ring.
According to ESPN Deportes, former four division world champion, Juan Manuel Marquez, one of the greatest Mexican boxers of all time, is going to announce his retirement from professional boxing at the age of 43 years and 11 months.
Marquez is ending a career that began on May 29, 1993, and in a few more years he will find himself in the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
Marquez saw action for the last time in May of 2014, when he won a twelve round unanimous decision over former world champion Mike Alvarado in an HBO televised main event from Los Angeles, California.
Since that bout, he was plagued with a lingering knee issue that…