Rafael Marquez Destroys Israel Vazquez in Three Rounds

By Mark Vester

At the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, Rafael Marquez destroyed Israel Vazquez in three rounds of a scheduled twelve round featherweight contest. After three wars, they continued the battle in the fourth round of fights. In the first, Marquez came out very fast and was battering Vazquez with punches to open up small cuts above both eyes that eventually got much worse. The better punching was still coming from Marquez in the second round of a war.

In the third round, there was a minor clash of heads that turned one of the cuts on Vazquez into a massive cut. A combination by Marquez sent Vazquez down to his knees for a knockdown. Vazquez beat the count but he was getting punished and that forced the referee to jump in to stop the fight.

The two Mexican warriors are tied up with two wins a piece in their four fight series.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by bojangles1987 on 05-24-2010

Just let it be. It's tied, these two will never be mentioned without the other being brought up, they have each proven each other, and Vazquez is plain finished. Marquez still has quite a bit in him, let him move…

Comment by JOM'S on 05-24-2010

I was just wondering Marquez wins over IV is usually by shorter route, the first fight I think was in five and now wins in 3, IV wins over RM takes a lot more rounds... i have not seen the…

Comment by 15 Rounds on 05-24-2010

I enjoyed it those 3 rounds was worth it brutal especially for vasquez but worth it :biggthump

Comment by Dick Buffman on 05-23-2010

[QUOTE=Ido;8451917]Mad respect to Vazquez. But this was not a good fight, Vazquez seriously needs to hang up those gloves.[/QUOTE] I enjoyed the hell out of it. I knew Marquez would come out blazing like that and not leave anything to…

Comment by Ido on 05-23-2010

Mad respect to Vazquez. But this was not a good fight, Vazquez seriously needs to hang up those gloves.

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