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Once Is Never Enough
Chris Mannix
March 03, 2008
While the heavyweights dither, boxing's smaller stars are busy squaring off—and not just once, but again and again. On March 1 in Carson, Calif., Israel Vazquez (right) and Rafael Marquez, who traded the WBC 122-pound title in two of 2007's bloodiest fights, will meet in a rubber match that should be just as spectacular. Two weeks later in Las Vegas, Juan Manuel Marquez, who in '04 came back from three first-round knockdowns to earn a draw against Manny Pacquiao, gets another shot at the explosive 130-pound Filipino puncher. And on April 12 Kermit Cintron will defend his 147-pound title against Antonio Margarito, who knocked him out in '05.
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March 03, 2008

Once Is Never Enough

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While the heavyweights dither, boxing's smaller stars are busy squaring off—and not just once, but again and again. On March 1 in Carson, Calif., Israel Vazquez (right) and Rafael Marquez, who traded the WBC 122-pound title in two of 2007's bloodiest fights, will meet in a rubber match that should be just as spectacular. Two weeks later in Las Vegas, Juan Manuel Marquez, who in '04 came back from three first-round knockdowns to earn a draw against Manny Pacquiao, gets another shot at the explosive 130-pound Filipino puncher. And on April 12 Kermit Cintron will defend his 147-pound title against Antonio Margarito, who knocked him out in '05.

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