The votes are in and the experts agree. The epic rematch between Israel “Magnifico” Vazquez and Rafael Marquez which happened in August has been named “fight of the year” by The Ring Magazine, Yahoo Sports, El Esto newspaper and the World Boxing Council as well as by various online boxing outlets. The action packed third round was also named “round of the year”..
The World Boxing Hall of Fame bestowed Vazquez and Marquez with the same honor in October. “I’m thrilled by all the attention. If a third fight between Rafael and I happens I promise everyone the same type of intense action,” stated Vazquez who recently shot a pictorial for a feature on Sports Illustrated en Espanol. “I want to thank all the fans for their support and wish them a Merry Christmas and a happy 2008.”