Marquez considers retirement
Mexican disillusioned after losing majority decision to Pacquaio
Last Updated: 13/11/11 3:03pm
Juan Manuel Marquez: once again disappointed with judges' verdict in loss to Manny Pacquaio
Juan Manuel Marquez says he is considering quitting the ring following his controversial points defeat to Manny Pacquiao.
The Filipino retained his WBO world welterweight title with a majority decision that was met with boos from the crowd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Marquez questioned whether he was ever likely to get a favourable ruling from judges, having twice previously been denied against the pound-for-pound king
The pair's first meeting back in 2004 was scored a draw, and four years later Pacquiao prevailed on a split decision.
"What I need to do is sit down with my family and my camp and make a decision about continuing in this sport or just simply retire from the sport. It will be difficult."
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"I think I won this fight again," said the Mexican. "What do I need to do before the judges give me the fight?
"What I need to do is sit down with my family and my camp and make a decision about continuing in this sport or just simply retire from the sport. It will be difficult.
"For me, the best judge is the audience and they responded sensationally tonight. I would like to thank all the people that came to the arena.
"This time we not only beat him in the ring but also in the audience. The people were rooting for me and we are very happy for that.
"You need to win fights like this with intelligence and I was very intelligent tonight. Styles make fights and I think my style is complicated for his style."