Promoter Fernando Beltran Rendon, head of Zanfer Promotions says he is expecting a decision from Juan Manuel “Dinamita” Marquez shortly on whether or not he will continue in the fight game after his spectacular knockout of Manny Pacquiao on December 8 in Las Vegas.
Beltran says if Marquez answers in the affirmative, he could return April 13 or April 20 against an opponent to be named. He added that Pacquiao will return on April 13 and Marquez could see action a week later. Jessie Vargas and Vyacheslav Senchenko have been mentioned as possibilities for both.
Beltran also thanked the Nevada Atate Athletic Commission for their patience while former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. get his visa issues resolved. He added that before any comeback fight is discussed, Chavez must first see what penalty is imposed by the commission after Junior’s positive marijuana test following his loss to Sergio Martinez.
Beltran did hint that Matthew Macklin could be one of opponents in his sights. Also he didn’t know if Chavez Jr. will train with Nacho Beristain or Robert Garcia, and that is a decision that belongs entirely to the fighter. Chavez was most recently trained by Freddie Roach.
Today was also a big day for Beltran, who was immortalized with his handprints in the famous Plaza de las Estrellas in Mexico, Distrito Federal, a space of recognition for those who have done something important for Mexico. Beltran mentioned the recent victory of Juan Manuel Marquez, Erik Morales’ coronation, and Jorge Arce’s fifth championship, “but the best thing I’ve done has certainly been giving back to the people of Mexico what has always been in Mexico, televised boxing.”