Marquez and the 5 Best Mexican Fighters of This Era

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Marquez and the 5 Best Mexican Fighters of This Era
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Marquez may never beat Pacquiao but his legacy is secure.

Mexico is a nation with a proud fighting tradition and a warrior code that all great fighters understand. 

The names of fighters it has produced are legendary:

Julio Cesar Chavez, Ruben Olivares, Salvador Sanchez, Carlos Zarate.

You could go on and on for hours.

Julio Cesar Chavez is widely considered to be the greatest of all time to come out of Mexico, and he dominated an era in the sport that produced many great champions and great fights.

The following fighters had the honor, or curse, of having to follow in his footsteps and try to live up to his legacy as both a fighter and a Mexican warrior.

With that, we present Juan Manuel Marquez and the five best Mexican fighters of this era.

(For clarity, the fighters on this list made themselves household names in the post-Chavez era.)

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