Juan Manuel Marquez, 40, just can't stop ... so he won't stop.
Perhaps the most beloved Mexican boxer ever was back in action last night (Sat., May 17, 2014), battling Mike Alvarado -- seven years his junior -- in a pivotal Welterweight showdown inside the hallowed The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., that headlined the latest HBO World Championship Boxing special.
And it was a knock-down, drag-out affair.
Indeed, both men hit the deck, but it was Marquez who dominated a majority of the 12-round action, schooling the younger fighter with his clinical counter-punching and technical skill to overwhelm the judges scorecards with a wide margin (117-109 x2, 119-108).
With the win, Marquez more than likely earns a fifth and final dance with reigning WBO Welterweight Champion Manny Pacquiao, who "Dinamita" destroyed in their fourth encounter with a devastating sixth round knockout back in 2012. Prior to the stunning finish, Marquez drew with "Pac Man" and dropped two decisions (split and majority) in a legendary rivalry that dates back to 2008.
No complaints here.
For complete "Marquez vs. Alvarado" results, including play-by-play coverage of the HBO World Championship Boxing main card, click here.