Rafael Marquez To Be Out For Six Months, Hairline Fracture

By Alfredo Jaime Gomez,

Featherweight Rafael Marquez will be out of action for six months due to the injury he suffered to his right shoulder during Saturday's exciting fight against Puerto Rican southpaw Juan Manuel Lopez, the WBO featherweight. The fight happened at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The injury prevent Marquez from being able to come out for the ninth round. The recovery period will prevent Marquez from fighting Lopez in a possible March rematch.

"The doctor said I have a hairline fracture in the right shoulder blade. He recommended a rest period of 180-days," Marquez said.

Marquez says the referee Tony Weeks saved Lopez from a possible knockout loss in the fourth round. He knew at that point it was going to be a long fight after suffering the injury in the third.

"In that round I could have knocked Lopez out, but the referee did him a favor by giving him about 45 seconds to recover when he penalized him a point for the fouls. I knew at that time it was all or nothing," Marquez said. "Had it not been for the injury in the third round, I think in the ninth or tenth I would have stopped Juanma."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by JBell11 on 11-09-2010

[QUOTE=mariobrotherpr;9540123]Sure Rafael. And if Hearns didn't broke his hand on Hagler's head, Hearns would have won. But he didn't. Neither did you.[/QUOTE] Geez bro, why are you so vexed about the situation? [B]Seriously [/B]asking are you more upset with the…

Comment by davidoff on 11-09-2010

How people can have the audacity to throw these statements. Questioning Rafa, questioning Cotto, some even bringing JMM into it and questioning him. Even if a boxer does quit, whether it's Rafa (if he did, none of us knows) or…

Comment by Team Vitaminas on 11-09-2010

[quote=trainhard_187;9540602]Howd the injury go from shoulder to hairline.. Must be some serious sh#@..[/quote] Lmao damn your retarded............................... [quote=mariobrotherpr;9540975]Rafa quit. And I dare you to look at my posts, since I had said that, injury or NOT, he quit. INJURIES ARE…

Comment by hanzoh74 on 11-09-2010

[QUOTE=STRUGG;9540377]nobody is above scrutiny.............dont get me wrong......valid or not............he still quit..............not saying it was the wrong decision............his family and health comes first ofcourse........but for fighters valuing fighting till the last breath............."Quitting" is an issue indeed.................[/QUOTE] yeah i get what u…

Comment by Cafe on 11-09-2010

[QUOTE=Plaster...Sad.;9545429]Damn, So JuanMa hit him in the jaw so hard the "fracture" rode down into his shoulder too? I call BS. He is out because he saw the boogie man from PR chasing his ass down in the ring.[/QUOTE] :rofl::rofl::rofl:

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