Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

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

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (32)
Top Headlines Mayweather Sr. Admits: McGregor Does Not Deserve To Face Floyd Photos: Gervonta Davis, Badou Jack, Cleverly, Tabiti - Workouts White: If McGregor KO's Mayweather - He's Biggest Star on Earth! McGregor: Mayweather Has Big-Time Gambling Problem, Had to Fight Photos: Mayweather, McGregor - HUGE Final Presser Gallery Mayweather Promises That McGregor Will Not See The Final Bell McGregor Believes Temple Shot Will Put Mayweather Out Mayweather-McGregor - WBC "Money" Belt at Stake - Photos Luis Nery Tested Positive for PED Before Title Win Over Yamanaka LIVE Stream: Mayweather, McGregor - Final Press Conference Cleverly: Badou Jack Will Get a Hard Welcome To 175-Pounds McGregor: I'm Superior To Mayweather, He Won't Be Prepared! News: Julian Rodriguez, LaRon Mitchell, Evander Holyfield, More McGregor on How Mayweather First Got on His Radar Years Ago Photos: Callum Smith Grinding Hard For Erik Skoglund Clash Rios Expects Fireworks, Ready To Shock Rey Vargas For WBC Belt McGregor: I Whooped One Face of Boxing, Now I'll Whoop Another Mayweather Vows 'A lot More Excitement' Than Pacquiao Fight McGregor: F*** Mayweather's Defense, I Know How to Crack Code Eubank Jr: Mayweather-McGregor is a Once in a Lifetime Fight McGregor: This is NOT Even Close To My Toughest Challenge Ever Rex Tso Ready To Raise His Level For Kohei Kono Showdown Dana White Fires Back, Lashes Out at "Senile F***" Bob Arum McGregor: I Told Malignaggi - 'You Look Stupid, Get Over The Photo' Edis Tatli, Francesco Patera Rematch Agreement is Reached Cunningham: I'm Prepared To Do Whatever To Get The Job Done Klitschko Praises Floyd, Says McGregor Reminds Him of Fight Club Marciano's Son: Mayweather Should Not Be 50-0 With Win! Video: Joe Cortez Discusses Mayweather vs. McGregor, More Payano Easily Out-Boxes Santiago, Wins Unanimous Decision Ladarius Miller Beats Jamel Herring; Ashley Theophane Loses Photos: Jack-Cleverly, Cunningham-Tabiti - FaceOffs at T-Mobile Video: Malignaggi Discusses Conor McGregor Confrontation Photos: Mayweather, McGregor - Grand Arrivals at T-Mobile McGregor: Mayweather Praying That I’m Struggling to Make Weight Video: McGregor, Malignaggi Nearly Erupt at T-Mobile Arena McGregor, Malignaggi in Heated Confrontation at Grand Arrivals Video: Mayweather, McGregor Camps Near Scuffle at T-Mobile Cleverly Feels Win Over Badou Jack Will Secure Andre Ward Shot Mayweather Believes McGregor is Struggling To Make Weight
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement