Juan Manuel López vs. Rafael Márquez

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Puerto Rico vs. Mexico
Date November 6, 2010
Venue MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Title(s) on the line WBO Featherweight Title.
Tale of the tape
Boxer Puerto Rico Juan Manuel Lopez Mexico Rafael Márquez
Nickname Juanma
Hometown Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Pre-fight record 29–0–0 (26 KO) 39–5–0 (35 KO)
Height 5 feet, 7 inches 5 feet, 5 inches
Recognition WBO Featherweight Champion. Former WBC Super Bantamweight & IBF Bantamweight Champion.
Lopez defeats Marquez via technical knockout in the eighth round

In addition, theirs will be yet another battle in the long-running rivalry between Mexican boxers and those from Puerto Rico, a fact that is lost on neither combatant.

They had been scheduled to meet September 18—the weekend of Mexican Independence Day - but the fight was postponed August 21 because Marquez suffered a freak injury to his right thumb when he slammed it in a car door. Lopez's second defence of his WBO title was rescheduled to November 6 on Showtime.[1]

The Fight[edit]

Marquez would ultimately lose the bout by 8th-round TKO after he was unable to continue due to a shoulder injury. After the fight, Marquez said that he had chosen to proceed with the bout despite a right shoulder injury suffered before the contest because he did not wish to cause a second delay. According to Marquez, he re-aggravated that injury in the third round during a flurry of punches. He also expressed his eagerness to face Lopez in a rematch.[2] It was later revealed that Marquez had suffered a hairline fracture in his right shoulder blade during the fight and would require 6 months to recover from the injury.[3]


Lopez defeated Marquez via technical knockout in the eighth round. Marquez was unable to continue following the eighth round citing a shoulder injury.

Johnson defeats Green via knockout in the eighth round.


  • Ligtweight bout: Mexico Marvin Quintero vs. Nigeria Daniel Attah

Attah defeated Quintero via knockout in the second round.

Magdaleno defeated Campos via technical knockout in the fourth round.

  • Lightweight bout: United States Mickey Bey Jr vs. Puerto Rico Eric Cruz

Bey Jr defeated Cruz via unanimous decision (60-53, 59-53, 59-53).

Arroyo defeated Grajeda via technical knockout in the first round.

  • Light Welterweight bout: United States Dany Escobar vs. United States Anthony Lenk

Lenk defeated Escobar via unanimous decision.

Magdaleno defeated Salazar via technical knockout in the first round. This was Magdaleno's professional debut.

International broadcast[edit]