Juan Manuel Marquez will return to the ring in August according to his strength and conditioning coach, Angel Heredia.
Marquez, a former four-division world champion, suffered yet another setback when he sustained a bicep injury while in training.
In his last outing, over three years ago, Marquez, scored a unanimous decision victory against Mike Alvarado.
However, since overcoming Alvarado, Marquez has struggled with a knee injury and as a result has remained inactive.
Heredia is confident that this latest setback is not a serious one, and believes that Marquez will make a full and speedy recovery.
“When Marquez told me about the injury, I said that I thought it was something muscular. When it is something muscular the body recovers fast, there are many ways to recover,” Heredia told ESPN Deportes.
“That [advice] helped Juan relax. I told him it was not going to be a tendon or a shoulder problem. He did the corresponding tests, and under the care of Dr. Plutarco Gatica, who is an excellent doctor in sports, he will recover fast.”
Marquez has hoped to compete at least twice this year, after recovering from a knee injury, and with his bicep likely to heal within three weeks, Heredia is confident his man will be back in action by August.
“The plan [to fight in August] continues, and we will continue to work,” Heredia said. “He will need two or three more weeks in rehabilitation – but he can keep moving without using that arm. He has been with Ernesto Salgado on the physical end, and he reassures me that I will have a comfortable margin to implement strength and speed.”