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Marquez vs. Diaz II

  • Juan Diaz (L) takes a punch from Juan Manuel Marquez during the WBA/WBO lightweight title fight Saturday at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.

    Live Blog: Juan Manuel Marquez defeats Juan Diaz

    July 31, 2010

    Juan Manuel Marquez made it two-for-two against Juan Diaz Saturday at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, defeating him by unanimous decision in a rematch of their 2009 Fight of the Year.

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    Marquez-Diaz undercard

  • WBA/WBO lightweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez of Mexico City poses on the scale during an official weigh-in at the Mandalay Bay Events Center Friday, July 30, 2010. Marquez takes on Juan Diaz of Houston, Texas for a rematch at the events center on Saturday.

    Juan Manuel Marquez comes in at 133.5 pounds for title fight

    July 30, 2010

    Lightweight world champion Juan Manuel Marquez tipped the scales at 133.5 pounds during Friday’s official weigh-in for his title fight against Juan Diaz this weekend at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. If all goes well for Marquez, it might be the last time he weighs-in that low the rest of his career.

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    Marquez Diaz weigh-in

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    Marquez Diaz News Conference

  • Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, is hit by Juan Manuel Marquez, of Mexico, during their non-title welterweight boxing match  in Las Vegas.

    Juan Manuel Marquez: Mayweather better than Pacquiao

    July 27, 2010

    Manny Pacquiao is good. Floyd Mayweather Jr. is better. At least that’s the opinion of one of their common opponents. With the reality still settling in that Pacquiao and Mayweather will not fight in 2010, Juan Manuel Marquez offered his opinion on which of the two would win if they ever meet.

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    Marquez vs. Diaz Press Conference

    Juan Manuel Marquez and Juan Diaz faceoff in the lobby at Mandalay Bay for their upcoming fight.

  • Juan Manuel Marquez (left) takes a punch from Floyd Mayweather Jr. during a welterweight fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sept. 19, 2009. Mayweather won the 12-round fight by unanimous decision.

    Juan Manuel Marquez says he has plenty left after Floyd Mayweather fight

    July 20, 2010

    Juan Manuel Marquez was 19 years old when he made his professional boxing debut May 29, 1993. More than 17 years later, Marquez still wakes in the early hours of the morning to run and put hours into the gym - and he's feeling better than ever doing it.

  • Juan Diaz of Houston holds up the NABO Junior Welterweight title belt after he defeated Paulie Malignaggi in a decision in 12 rounds on Aug. 22, 2009, in Houston.

    Juan Diaz faces major crossroads against Juan Manuel Marquez

    July 13, 2010

    Juan Diaz figures one of two things is going to happen when he faces Juan Manuel Marquez in a lightweight title fight on July 31 at Mandalay Bay. Win, and Diaz will emerge as a true star in the 135-pound division. Lose, and he’ll face the possibility he’s meant to do something else with his life. He’s prepared for both outcomes.

  • Juan Manuel Marquez is treated in his corner during a lightweight title fight with Juan Diaz on Saturday at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.  Marquez retained his WBA/WBO lightweight titles by unanimous decision.

    Juan Manuel Marquez has options for next fight, but Pacquiao not one of them

    August 1, 2010

    There are a lot of fighters out there who would love to face Juan Manuel Marquez this year. The only problem for Marquez is none of them are named Manny Pacquiao.