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Rafael Marquez Blames Stomach, Targets Mijares Rematch

By Miguel Rivera

After suffering his TKO loss to Cristian Mijares (47-6-2, 22 KOs), former champion Rafael Márquez (41-8-0, 37 KOs) blamed his performance on a stomach problem that began nearly two weeks ago. At the time of the ninth round stoppage, Marquez was losing on two of the three official scorecards. Marquez, 37-years-old, took issue with the cards and referee Lupe Garcia's decision to stop the fight.

"Twelve days ago I ate at a fish restaurant and something was wrong. I went to the emergency room because I could not withstand the pain in my stomach. I was vomiting a lot, But I still wanted to move forward with the fight, so it is not an excuse," said Marquez.

Marquez also blamed a stomach issue for withdrawing from a fight with Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. on October 6th.

"Mijares made a good fight, but he did not stop me. It was the wrong decision in the ninth to stop it. It was unfair because I was winning the fight. I don't know what fight the judges were watching," Marquez said.

"Mijares is a great fighter, has good speed and a jab, but both of us were landing good shots. I repeat, I do not understand why he stopped the fight."

Marquez, who promised to retire if Mijares won, does not plan on retiring in the near future. He wants a rematch instead and claims both Zanfer Promotions and Mijares agreed.

"Of course [I won't retire], I'll be here for a while. I asked Zanfer to give me a rematch and they accepted. Then I asked Mijares and he told me 'yes.' So I will better prepared when we meet again."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Ringlife on 10-29-2012

Rafa needs to retire don't stick around and be a stepping stone for up and coming fighters in this sport.

Comment by ddangerous on 10-29-2012

Rafa needs to retire. Lots of injuries, pulling out of fights... he made a good enough account of himself, but he lost and now this - a tainted fish dinner. C'mon, man.

Comment by kiaba360 on 10-29-2012

[QUOTE=Pin Galarga;12648672]When a boxer has to make laim excuses after being KOed, its time to retire.[/QUOTE] He'll only retire when someone KO's him at 100% health. Looks like a rematch is on the cards.

Comment by STREET CLEANER on 10-29-2012

[QUOTE=devildg;12648642]Mijares isnt any good and whatever Marquez had left was gone after Nishioka good thing is that Arum wont have any ideas of matching up Mijares with Donaire after seeing that performance. very pathetic[/QUOTE] That is what I'm afraid of

Comment by STREET CLEANER on 10-29-2012

Rafa has turned into one big cry baby. Everything else is to blame for his loss. Maybe he is eating too much contaminated meat

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