|Real name||Raúl Márquez|
|Rated at||Super Middleweight
|Height||5 ft 11 in (182 cm)|
|Reach||75 in (192 cm)|
August 21, 1971 |
Valle Hermoso, Tamaulipas, Mexico
|Wins by KO||37|
|Competitor for United States|
|World Amateur Championships|
|Silver||1990 Seattle||Light Middleweight|
Raúl Márquez (born August 28, 1971 in Valle Hermoso, Tamaulipas, Mexico) is a former American professional boxer in the Light Middleweight division and is the former IBF Light Middleweight Champion. Márquez also represented the U.S. at the 1992 Summer Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain.
Personal life 
Raúl's son Arturo Márquez is also an amateur boxer and has even won the Golden Gloves.
Amateur career 
In 1976, Márquez came to the U.S. and began an amateur career in boxing. In 1992 Raúl made his professional debut in San Antonio, TX. He now lives in Houston, TX with his wife and three sons.
- 1987 United States Jr. Olympic Welterweight champion.
- 1989 United States Amateur welterweight champion.
- 1991 United States Amateur Light middleweight champion.
- 1991 AIBF Light Middleweight World Amateur Champion.
- Represented the United States at the 1992 Olympic as a Light Middleweight. His results were:
Professional career 
Márquez began his professional career after the Barcelona Games in 1992, and got off to an impressive start, winning his first 25 bouts.
IBF Light Middleweight Championship 
All those bouts set up a shot at the Vacant IBF Light Middleweight Title against Anthony Stephens. Márquez won by TKO to capture the belt. Raúl successfully defended his title twice, including a victory over Keith Mullings, before getting TKO'd by Mexican legend Luis Ramon Campas.
Márquez vs. Vargas 
In 1999 Márquez challenged IBF Light Middleweight champion Fernando Vargas, but was dominated and TKO'd in the 11th. In 2003 Marquez took on another elite fighter, Shane Mosley, a fight which ended in a bloody no-contest after a clash of heads. In 2004 Marquez, then campaigning as Middleweight, took on the much stronger Jermain Taylor, who won by TKO after Marquez's corner retired in round nine.
On June 21, 2008, Marquez defeated Giovanni Lorenzo by unanimous decision in an IBF middleweight title eliminator. The fight took place at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida. Marquez applied pressure, while Lorenzo tried to box from the outside. Marquez' workrate gave Lorenzo problems, which he often didn't have answers for. Marquez was cut over the right eye in round ten, but Lorenzo was deducted a point for a headbutt in the same round and the fighters continued to fight after the bell. Scores were 114-113 across the board for Marquez.
IBF Middleweight Championship 
On November 8, 2008, Arthur Abraham (28-0, 22 KOs), 28, defeated Raul Marquez (41-4-1, 29 KOs), 37, by a 6th round technical knockout, at the Bamberg's Jako Arena, the 8th defense of his IBF middleweight boxing title.
See also 
- List of Mexican boxing world champions
- List of WBA world champions
- List of light middleweight boxing champions
|IBF Light Middleweight Champion
12 April 1997–6 December 1997
Yory Boy Campas
- Freitag, Karl; R. Macalua (2008-06-21). "Marquez upsets Lorenzo!". Fightnews.com. Retrieved 2008-06-21.[dead link]