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Rafael Marquez suffers injury, fight with Wilfredo Vazquez Jr postponed

“The War” between former two time world champion Rafael Marquez and former super bantamweight champion Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. on August 4 in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, was postponed due to an injury suffered by Marquez in his right hand.

“Rafael Marquez is injured and he will not fight on August 4 because he needs recovery and we have postponed the show”, Peter Rivera, PR Best Boxing Promotions vice-president, said. “This happens in boxing. We have the same situation in 2010 when Marquez was going to fight against Juanma Lopez. He suffered an injury and the fight was postponed from September to November”.

Rivera said that “we have a tentative date, October 6 in the same venue, coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. We are working from now for this card”.

As for the fight between former world titlist, Roman “Rocky” Martinez and Miguel Beltran Jr., for the WBO NABO junior lightweight title, Rivera said that “we are looking to make this bout in late August”.

Tonight on the Pugilist KOrner: Cornelius “K 9” Bundrage, Paulie Malignaggi, Tony Harrison, and Vanes Martirosyan

At 9:00 PM EST, Blog Talk Radio’s “The Pugilist KOrner” is proud to present the current IBF Junior Middleweight Champion Cornelius “K 9” Bundrage, the current WBA Welterweight Champion Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi, Junior Middleweight prospect Tony Harrison, WBC Junior Middleweight Silver Champion Vanes Martirosyan.

“The Pugilist KOrner” listener line: 718-506-1506

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Making his return to “The Pugilist KOrner” will be the IBF Junior Middleweight Champion Cornelius “K 9” Bundrage (32-4, 19 KOs). After successfully defending his title on June 30th by stopping Cory Spinks in the seventh round of their championship bout, the Detroit, MI, based fighter will discuss his immediate future within the packed 154 pound weight division. The always entertaining “K 9” Bundrage will also share his insight into all upcoming events on the boxing calendar.

Coming back for a very special appearance on “The Pugilist KOrner” will be WBA Welterweight Champion Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi (31-4, 7 KOs). The always astute two division champion will talk about his potential big date in Brooklyn, NY, at the new Barclays Center in October. The Magic Man will also discuss his thoughts on new Welterweight arrival Keith Thurman and his post fight comments, which were broadcast this past Saturday night HBO’s “Boxing After Dark”.

Making his debut on “The Pugilist KOrner” will be Junior Middleweight prospect Tony Harrison (8-0, 8 KOs). The talented young fighter will be discussing his upcoming bout at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, CA, as well as his future in the talent enriched 154 pound weight division. The hard punching 21 year old will also talk about his relationship with legendary trainer and manager Emanuel Steward.

Also making his way back to “The Pugilist KOrner” will be WBC Junior Middleweight Silver Champion Vanes Martirosyan (32-0, 20 KOs). The “Armenian Nightmare” will chat about his dangerous upcoming scrap with elite level talent Erislandy Lara. The undefeated boxer/puncher will also put to rest any rumors or criticisms about his inactivity against the highest rated fighters in arguably the most competitive division in boxing.

“The Pugilist KOrner” begins tonight at 9:00 PM EST and all listeners are encouraged to dial in at 718-506-1506.

Tonight’s show will be hosted by Radio commentator James King, assistant editor Joseph Herron, IBF 154 pound Champ “K 9” Bundrage

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