Rafael Marquez May Have Leo Santa Cruz in The Fall
By Rick Reeno
Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer is ready to satisfy the championship wishes of former multi-division beltholder Rafael Marquez, who recently signed a four fight agreement with his company.
Marquez (41-8, 37KOs) wants to get title shot in the near future, and the veteran is also interested in facing Leo Santa Cruz (24-0, 14KOs). If Santa Cruz defeats WBC super bantamweight champion Victor Terrazas on August 24th - then a fight between Marquez and Santa Cruz might become a reality in the fall.
Marquez returns on September 6th against Efrain Esquivias (16-2-1, 9Kos) at Fantasy Springs in Indio, California.
"We signed Rafael Marquez because he's one of the biggest names in the sport. He was a very popular champion. He's a veteran and we believe that he still has a few good fights left in him. He rededicated himself. He is back with [trainer] Nacho Beritstain. I think definitely he will be in a world title fight," Schaefer told BoxingScene.com.
"The first fight back will be a get the rust off kind of fight, a stay sharp kind of fight. If that all goes well, I can definitely see him fighting Leo Santa Cruz, assuming he wins his fight [with Terrazas]. And that's a fight that I would target that for sometime in November, December. Rafael said that's what he would like to do and that's another barnburner."
"Rafael Marquez is never in a bad fight and he's been in a few "Fight of The Year" fights. And Leo Santa Cruz is the biggest volume puncher in the sport. That would definitely be another barnburner and I can see that being another sellout at the Carson facility in Los Angeles.
It won't last long. Raf won't be able to take those body shots Leo dishes out.Comment by Cuauhtémoc1520 on 08-05-2013
R.I.P Rafa Marquez.........Comment by $coinblatt$ on 08-05-2013
hes gonna get destroyed, smhComment by BaDaBiNgVIP on 08-05-2013
[QUOTE=junior gong;13619639]This is a pointless fight for Leo at this stage. I guess GB are just trying to get a 'name' on his record.[/QUOTE] exactly. the same way they groomed khan with fighting the old washed up champ like barrera…Comment by Russian Crushin on 08-05-2013
[QUOTE=.:: JSFD26 ::.;13620290]Have you seen Santa Cruz's resume? Aside from Marquez if they end up fighting, its no different. [SIZE="1"][I]Posted from Boxingscene.com App for Android[/I][/SIZE][/QUOTE] You're kidding right? :pat:Post a Comment - View More User Comments (17)