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Rafael Marquez: I'm Going Right For Nishioka's Chin

By Miguel Rivera

Former two division champion Rafael Marquez (40-6, 36KOs) sat ringside when Toshiaki Nishioka (38-4-3, 24KOs) knocked out Mexico's Jhonny Gonzalez in three rounds at Arena Monterrey in 2009. Marquez noticed a few qualities about the boxer, but the main thing he noticed is what Marquez feels is Nishioka's inability to take a good punch. Marquez wants to test the chin of Nishioka in the early rounds of action, as the Mexican boxer will attempt to capture the WBC super bantamweight title at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

"I saw the fight when Nishioka fought Jhonny Gonzalez. I saw tapes of a few others. He's a good a fighter, but I don't think he has a good chin. I don't think he'll be able to take my power punches. I'm going out there to make him fight, I hope to get the knockout and the title will return with me to Mexico," Marquez told BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mexican_Chorizo on 10-01-2011

****ing audio is out of sync and it gets worse with time... What a way to watch a fight huh?

Comment by TheMexHurricane on 10-01-2011

[QUOTE=Abraham Reyes;11237402]marquez quits again with another "arm injury".[/QUOTE] [COLOR="Red"][SIZE="4"] I don't disagree with you that Rafa quit--but Ortiz? Everybody quits but the Mexiphobes at HBO shout it from the rooftops and make it a holiday when a Mexican does it.…

Comment by TheMexHurricane on 10-01-2011

[QUOTE=Boxing Bob;11237657]I think this is gonna be a good fight as almost all of Rafas fights are. Is this the night all the wars and training catch up to Marquez? Is Nishioka a hidden gem as some have suggested? Or…

Comment by TheMexHurricane on 10-01-2011

[SIZE="4"][COLOR="Red"]The problem is Nishioka is going right for your chin too, brother. Best of luck! Win another title for the Latinos!!!!!:boxing::boxing::boxing:[/COLOR][/SIZE]

Comment by thecrowchamp on 10-01-2011

Another title is coming to Mexico oh yeah but this should be a good fight

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