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Vazquez-Marquez, Perez-Mares Weigh-In Photos And Weights

Rafael Marquez (left) and Israel Vazquez square off after making the weight Friday for their eagerly anticipated 12-round fight tomorrow/Saturday in the main event for "Once And Four All'' at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on SHOWTIME®. Both fighters weighed 125 1/2 pounds..

boxingYonnhy Perez (left) defends his IBF bantamweight title against Abner Mares in a battle of unbeatens in the co-feature. Perez tipped scale at 117 1/2 pounds; Mares weighed 116.8 pounds. Vazquez and Marquez will collide for a fourth time in the main event on "Once And Four All'' this Saturday at STAPLES Center on SHOWTIME®. Vazquez leads the epic series, 2-1. Mares will challenge defending champion Yonnhy Perez for the IBF Bantamweight World Title.

Tickets, priced at $250, $125, $75, $50 and $25, are available at STAPLES Center Box Office, online at Ticketmaster.com and via Ticketmaster charge-by-phone lines at (800) 745-3000.

Vazquez poses after weighing in.

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Marquez poses after he weighed in.

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Fans and media look on during Friday's well-attended free public event at Star Plaza just outside STAPLES Center.

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The doubleheader, which is co-promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, Gary Shaw Productions, Espinoza Boxing Promotions and Zanfer Promotions and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate, will air live on SHOWTIME at 9 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).




Marquez / Vazquez Prove True Carácter During Tecate-Sponsored Fight

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (May 19, 2010) – Tecate, con carácter, is excited to support the fourth encounter and test of character between Mexican boxers Rafael Marquez (38-5-0, 34 KOs) and Israel Vazquez (44-4-0, 32 KOs) at Los Angeles’ Staples Center on May 22. The event will be broadcast live on Showtime at 9 p.m. ET/PT. In support of this event, Tecate has planned a program that will bring boxing fans closer to the action.

Adult consumers in California and Nevada, who cannot attend the fight, can enjoy it from home and receive $20.00 off a 2-month Showtime subscription through Tecate’s mail-in-rebate offer. This is available on Tecate 12-packs or larger. Also, at select retail locations, adults 21 and older can channel the boxer within them and pose along with the Chicas Tecate on a mini boxing ring backdrop. Commemorative posters featuring Marquez and Vazquez will be available as well.

“In boxing, character is measured beyond an individual fight; it’s a combination of passion, boldness, determination, and perseverance. We are proud to support two Mexican athletes who not only embody these traits, but also share these characteristics with our adult consumers,” said Felix Palau, vice president of marketing for Tecate. “As part of our strong commitment to the sport, we will ensure consumers have access to fight information throughout various touch points of their day, through our tailored advertising and radio promotions.”

Boxing fans attending the fight will have an opportunity to visit the recently-launched Tecate Museo de Boxeo; it will be located at Parking Lot #4 of Staples Center on Saturday, May 22. This mobile museum offers guests an opportunity to see memorabilia from some of the most exciting fights of the last decade featuring boxers such as Oscar de la Hoya, Juan Manuel Marquez, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Manny Pacquiao, and Julio Cesar Chavez, among others.


Rafael Marquez & Abner Mares Throw First Pitch At Dodgers Game, Pose With Joe Torre and Fernando Valenzuela

Two-Division World Champion Rafael Marquez (Right) and top undefeated bantamweight contender Abner Mares (Left) pose prior to throwing out the first pitch at the Dodgers game against the Houston Astros on May 18, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Marquez will face Three-Time World Champion Israel Vazquez and Mares will face Bantamweight World Champion Yonnhy Perez on May 22, 2010 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, televised live on SHOWTIME (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the west coast).

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(From Left to Right) Two-Division World Champion Rafael Marquez , top undefeated bantamweight contender Abner Mares and Rookie of the year 1981, former Cy Young winner and Silver Batter Fernando Valenzuela pose after Marquez and Mares threw out the first pitch at the Dodgers game against the Houston Astros on May 18, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Marquez will face Three-Time World Champion Israel Vazquez and Mares will face Bantamweight World Champion Yonnhy Perez on May 22, 2010 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles which will be televised live on SHOWTIME.

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Two-Division World Champion Rafael Marquez (Left), top undefeated bantamweight contender Abner Mares (Center) pose while Dodgers Manager Joe Torre (Right) autographs the ceremonial first pitch baseballs that Marquez and Mares threw out at the Dodgers game against the Houston Astros on May 18, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Marquez will face Three-Time World Champion Israel Vazquez and Mares will face Bantamweight World Champion Yonnhy Perez on May 22, 2010 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles which will be televised live on SHOWTIME.

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Top undefeated bantamweight contender Abner Mares (Left) and Two-Division World Champion Rafael Marquez (Right) throw out the first pitch at the Dodgers game against the Houston Astros on May 18, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Marquez will face Three-Time World Champion Israel Vazquez and Mares will face Bantamweight World Champion Yonnhy Perez on May 22, 2010 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles which will be televised live on SHOWTIME.

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Two-Division World Champion Rafael Marquez (Left) and top undefeated bantamweight contender Abner Mares (Right) warm up prior to throwing out the first pitch at the Dodgers game against the Houston Astros on May 18, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Marquez will face Three-Time World Champion Israel Vazquez and Mares will face Bantamweight World Champion Yonnhy Perez on May 22, 2010 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles which will be televised live on SHOWTIME.

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jpg: Two-Division World Champion Rafael Marquez warms up prior to throwing out the first pitch at the Dodgers game against the Houston Astros on May 18, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Marquez will face Three-Time World Champion Israel Vazquez on May 22, 2010 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles which will be televised live on SHOWTIME.

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Top undefeated bantamweight contender Abner Mares warms up prior to throwing out the first pitch at the Dodgers game against the Houston Astros on May 18, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Mares will face Bantamweight World Champion Yonnhy Perez on the undercard of Israel Vazquez vs. Rafael Marquez IV at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles which will be televised live on SHOWTIME.

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Article posted on 21.05.2010



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