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Raul Marquez vs Bronco McKart this Saturday

HOLLYWOOD, FL, March 27 - Winner of five fights in a row, all by knockout, since beginning his 2006 comeback, former 1992 United States Olympian and world junior middleweight champion Raul Marquez plans on keeping his amazing streak going this Saturday night when he takes on former world titlist Bronco McKart at the Soaring Eagle Casino in Mount Pleasant, Michigan.. This is another step for Marquez as he moves toward claiming the world title in the middleweight division.

This 10 round middleweight bout, which headlines a seven bout card presented by CLIP Boxing and Blue Cap Promotions, will air live on the internet via www.gofightlive.tv, beginning at 8pm ET.

Currently ranked tenth in the world by the WBC, eighth by the WBA, and 14th by the WBO, Marquez (40-3, 29 KOs), who is promoted by Seminole Warriors Boxing, is a native of Reynosa, Mexico, who now makes his home in Houston, Texas. A member of the 1992 US Olympic team, “El Diamante” duplicated his amateur success in the pros as he won the IBF junior middleweight title with a ninth round TKO of Anthony Stephens in 1997. He would defend the title twice before losing it to Yory Boy Campas later that year, but since then he has compiled a record of 12-2 with 1 no contest. Nine of those wins have come by knockout.

In McKart, Marquez will be facing a veteran of over 15 years in the pro game who has weathered boxing’s ups and downs and still emerged as a relevant contender and title threat. A former WBO junior middleweight champion, the 37-year old McKart has won three of his last four bouts, and is looking to make it four out of five this Saturday.

Article posted on 27.03.2008



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