14 Nov 2011

Marquez may retire after being 'robbed'

7:29 am on 14 November 2011

A fuming Juan Manuel Marquez was contemplating retirement after claiming he was robbed in a majority decision defeat by Manny Pacquiao in their WBO welterweight clash at the MGM Grand.

Holder and heavy favourite Pacquiao retained his title after earning the verdict from two of the three judges while the third ruled that the bout had ended level at 114-114.

Marquez firmly believed he had done enough to win, a feeling echoed by the strong Mexican contingent in the sell-out crowd of 16,368 who booed their frustration after the decision was announced.

What especially stung for Marquez was that he felt robbed of victory for the third straight time against Pacquiao and the 38-year-old says he'll sit down with his family and camp and make a decision about continuing or retiring from the sport.