- Won title belts in three weight categories: featherweight, super featherweight and lightweight.
- Endured a sluggish rise to prominence and proper compensation for his fights despite being hailed as one of the most talented fighters in his weight class.
- Fought Filipino sensation Manny Pacquiao in a pair of bouts that ended with controversial scoring. Marquez gained a draw in the first fight (in 2004) after being knocked down three times in the first round, then controlling the action. Pacquiao took the 2008 rematch in a split decision, despite being behind on the punching statistics.
- Forms, with brother Rafael, one of only four sets of Mexican brothers to hold world boxing titles.
- Recognized as one of the top 10 pound-for-pound fighters in the world by Ring magazine.
- Replenishes lost vitamins and nutrients after training by drinking his own urine.
- Aldo Marquez — Son
- Erica Marquez — Wife
- Juan Emilio Marquez — Son
- Rafael Marquez — Brother
- Birth Name: Juan Manuel Marquez Mendez
- Birth Place: Mexico City, Mexico
- Profession: Boxer
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