photo by Tom Casino/Showtime – Fight fans more than likely read the bad news that broke last week regarding how retired Mexican warrior Israel Vazquez will soon undergo an operation to remove his fight-damaged right eye. This news – news the unbelievably brave, in out of the ring, Vazquez has taken with the same courage he displayed in his career – goes to show just how much fighters risk when they fight. Vazquez, who retired … Read Article
NEW YORK (March 3, 2015) – SHOWTIME Sports will offer boxing fans a chance to relive one of boxing’s most intense and brutal rivalries as it rolls out content in celebration of the classic showdowns between Mexican legends Israel Vazquez and Rafael Marquez.
Tonight, on the eighth anniversary of their epic first battle, SHOWTIME EXTREME (10 p.m. ET/PT) will present Vazquez-Marquez I, a unanimous selection of 2007 Fight of the Year. Then on Wednesday, Vazquez-Marquez … Read Article
ORANGE, Calif. (Sept. 9, 2013) – Thompson Boxing Promotions proudly congratulates featherweight Efrain Esquivias (17-2-1, 10 KOs) on his ninth round stoppage of Rafael Marquez (41-9, 37 KOs) last Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, CA.
“We are all very proud of Efrain and his excellent win over Marquez,” said Ken Thompson, founder and president of Thompson Boxing Promotions. “Marquez was a gentleman in defeat and he showed us all … Read Article
Rafael Marquez vs. Efrain Esquivias
Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013
Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, CA
Showtime Boxing Special Edition
Efrain Esquivias, 126
Rafael Marquez, 126 … Read Article
Efrain Esquivias quotes from Wednesday’s press conference at El Paseo Inn Restaurant in Downtown Los Angeles.
Thoughts on the match up…
“I want to fight the best fighters out there and I thank Thompson Boxing Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions for making this fight happen. I’m coming in real strong and ready to show boxing fans that I’m capable of competing for a world title. I’m not an opponent, I’m here to win.”… Read Article
Finally, “The War” will be between former world champion Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. and world contender Jonathan “Polvo” Oquendo on October 6 at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, in a PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) presentation, in association with All Star Boxing, Top Rank and Promociones Zanfer to be broadcast on “Pay Per View”.… Read Article
The fight between former world champions Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. and Rafael Marquez, headlining “The War, Puerto Rico vs Mexico”, is on for October 6 at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, in a PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) presentation, in association with All Star Boxing, Top Rank and Promociones Zanfer broadcast on “Pay Per View”.… Read Article
BAYAMÓN, PUERTO RICO- The Puerto Rican boxers who will fight in the headline bouts in the show “The War, Puerto Rico vs Mexico” showed in good condition today during the 30 day weigh in for their upcoming bouts on October 6 at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, in a PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) presentation, in association with All Star Boxing, Top Rank and Promociones Zanfer broadcast on “Pay Per View”.… Read Article
by Geoffrey Ciani – Over the course of a sixteen month period beginning in June 2009, I conducted a series of surveys that all began with a very simple question: Who are the ten best heavyweights of all time? While contemplating my own list of top heavyweight pugilists, I decided gathering the input of others might help display a more accurate portrayal of what a ‘true’ top 10 list should look like. Now of course … Read Article