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Photos: Mijares May Have Ended Rafael Marquez's Career

by Rafael Soto

Mexico City, Mexico - A battle of former champions saw Cristian Mijares (47-6-2, 21 KOs) stop Rafael Marquez (41-8, 37 KOs) in the ninth round. After staggering Marquez with a hard bomb in the ninth, Mijares unloaded against the ropes as the referee jumped in to wave off the contest. The 37-year-old Marquez had promised to retire from the sport if he lost the match to Mijares.

Former flyweight champion Edgar Sosa (47-7, 28 KOs) barely had enough in the tank to grab a ten round majority decision over Myung Ho Lee (15-3, 5 KOs). The scores were 96-94, 96-94 and 95-95.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BattleAxePurist on 10-28-2012

[QUOTE=SoggyLungs;12646145]just finished watching the fight...thought the stoppage was somewhat fair..and i also thought the fight was really close. i had marquez ahead on my scorecard going into the 9th, but could also see it being a draw..and that 1 point…

Comment by deejd on 10-28-2012

[QUOTE=JOM'S;12646050]i have to agree with you bro, it is similar to castillo & chico ending each other careers, after their fights they have left something on the ring and imho was never the same...[/QUOTE] They didn't end each other's career.…

Comment by Corelone on 10-28-2012

Rafael knew it was over when he backed out of the fight in Puerto Rico. He should have let it go then, or did he think he'd do better and rejuvinate outside of PR. He kept going and Knocked Out…

Comment by JOM'S on 10-28-2012

[QUOTE=seal;12645719]Cristian didn't end Rafa's career. Rafael Marquez and Israel Vazquez ended each other's careers.[/QUOTE] i have to agree with you bro, it is similar to castillo & chico ending each other careers, after their fights they have left something on…

Comment by budfr on 10-28-2012

Rafa was competitive. He wobbled Mijares in the first round. He could have just hugged and stayed out of harm's way but he is the typical Mexican, on attack mode, guts, no hugging. He paid the price but that is…

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