POSTED: Friday, December 21, 2012 - 9:27am
UPDATED: Friday, December 21, 2012 - 9:55am
HIDALGO - With mariachi and all...the city of Hidalgo gave a warm welcome to World Boxing Organization light-welter weight champion Juan Manuel Marquez.
Hidalgo City commissioner Daniel Dillard said, "I wanted to congratulate Juan Manuel Marquez for his victory against Pacquiao, so we gave him the keys to the city and also dedicated a day named on his behalf today December 20th."
Earlier this month Marquez knocked out welter weight world champ Manny Pacquiao, giving Marquez the new world title and if you don't think he's a big deal, well lets just say Marquez made a whopping five million dollars from that fight.
Although he didn't get a chance to speak to all of the media on a one on one basis, he did take the time to thank all of his fans and followers.
Marquez said, "A message to everyone, especially all of the Mexican folks...yes we can...it can be done!."
Thousands showed up to the event to support the boxing super star and many of them also had the opportunity to receive his autograph.