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Marquez Brothers, Mabuza, Jandaeng Weights and Quotes

04.08.06 - Photos by Tom Casino / Showtime - The Marquez brothers will be featured when the 20th anniversary celebration of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING continues Saturday on SHOWTIME (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the west coast). In the main event, WBO No. 2-ranked Juan will face WBO No. 1 contender Terdsak Jandaeng for the WBO interim 126-pound belt. In a rematch, Rafael defends his IBF/IBO bantamweight belts against No. 1-ranked Silence Mabuza..

Juan Manuel Marquez (left) and Terdsak JandaengTERDSAK JANEANG (24-1, 15 KO’s) 125 lbs.

“Juan Manuel is a very good fighter. I have watched some of his fights. However, I will come out on top. I am younger than him and I feel that gives me the advantage. I respect Marquez, but I feel very confident due to my training. If I conquer this legend I will gain recognition.

“I would like to fight Manny Pacquiao in the future if that is possible. I would also like to take care of Scott Harrison.”

JUAN MANUEL MARQUEZ (44-3-1, 33 KO’s) 124.5 lbs

“I’ve fought many southpaws so I know what I’m doing. I feel like I’m 20 years old. I am in shape and well prepared for this fight.

“One time I went to one of my brother’s fights and my body went numb watching him in the ring. From that experience I never ever watch my brother fight anymore.”

Silence Mabuza (left) and Rafael MarquezRAFAEL MARQUEZ (35-3, 31 KO’s) 118 lbs.

“I made my weight three days ago so I feel good. I feel relaxed. I decided that I wanted to go up in weight three fights ago. It was becoming increasingly more difficult to make weight. However, I didn’t turn down this fight because of pride, that pride all fighters have.

“Juan Manuel and I used to get in the ring together a long time ago until Nacho (Beristain) said ‘no more.’

“Our father taught one of our sisters to fight and she was really good. She was strong. She used to give us pointers. She doesn’t box because her husband won’t let her.”

SILENCE MABUZA (35-3, 31 KO’s) 117.5 lbs

“I was not surprised by how powerful Rafael Marquez was, (but) I was surprised that he caught me. I never back down from any fighter and I won’t back down from Marquez.”

“We were just getting warmed up when the fight ended last time.”

NIC DURANT (Trainer to Mabuza)

“This man (Rafael Marquez) has fire in both hands. We have to neutralize that power.”

Article posted on 05.08.2006



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