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shots from nishioka-marquez

Initial shots from last night’s Top Rank  / Teiken / Zanfer card at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas headlining Rafael Marquez vs. Toshiaki Nishioka.  For full gallery . . . |more|  

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trigger-happy ‘filipino flash’ at ringside

Bantamweight king Nonito Donaire had more in mind than just shake the rust off his Canon gear when he joined the ringside photographers to shoot the Toshiaki Nishioka vs. Rafael Marquez fight last night at the MGM in Las Vegas. After Donaire defends his two bantam belts against Omar Narvaez, Oct. 22 in New York [...]

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flashback: marquez vs. johnson

Photo above by Chris Cozzone, 2002: Can Rafael Marquez do it again tonight in Vegas? In 2002, Marquez made his mark upon the bantamweight division by defeating Mark “Too Sharp” Johnson. Nearly ten years later, a flawless reign as bantam king and his four historic wars with Israel Vazquez, Marquez will take on Toshiaki Nishioka [...]

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nishioka-marquez presser

With little ill will and drama between main eventers Rafael Marquez and Toshiaki Nishioka, today’s presser at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas might’ve been called the Johnny Tapia and Ricardo Mayorga show. Quote of the day? While sitting down with “Mi Vida Loca,” Tapia looked over at Mayorga, laughed, and said, “He’s a loon.” [...]

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marquez, nishioka, soto, gonzalez work out

Shots from today’s Top Rank media workout in Las Vegas: Rafael Marquez, Toshiaki Nishioka, Omar Soto, Roman Gonzalez, Jesse Magdaleno and Anthony Lenk. For full slideshow . . . |more|

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current cover of Boxing News

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vazquez-marquez iv photos

Full photo gallery from last night’s Vazquez-Marquez IV card at the Staples Center, Los Angeles  . . . |more|

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an end and a beginning

May 22, 2010, Staples Center @ Los Angeles: One of boxing’s greatest rivalries ended, when Rafael Marquez evened the score at 2-2 with Israel Vazquez, stopping him in round three. The fight was disappointing – short-lived and dominated by Marquez – who had little problem slicing open Vazquez’s heaping mass of scar tissue over his [...]

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‘four’play

May 21, 2010, Staples Center, Los Angeles:  A boring fight is a mathematical impossibility when it comes to warriors Israel Vazquez and Rafael Marquez. Their trilogy will go down in boxing history as one of the greatest. Question is: What do these guys have left? We’re going to find out tomorrow night. Among reporters, a [...]

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vazquez-marquez, I, II, III revisited

May 20, 2010, Los Angeles: It’s been called one of the boxing’s all-time greatest trilogies. Question is, what will No. 4 add to the mix? My guess? Israel Vazquez and Rafael Marquez do now know how to make a boring fight – especially when they are in there against each other. Look for another classic [...]

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