The fight poster for Juan Manuel Lopez-Rafael Marquez on September 18.
According to Puerto Rico Newspaper Primera Hora, if Juan Manuel Lopez defends his title against Bernabe Concepcion he will face Rafael Marquez. Marquez' promoter Fernando Beltran said: "It is almost a done deal. It is an interesting match up that has a lot to bring to the fans" Tentative date for the fight: September 18
Rafael Marquez and Israel Vazquez both made weight for tomorrow night's featherweight bout. (Photo via Showtime Boxing @ Facebook)
Israel Vazquez and Rafael Marquez made their fourth fight official at a presser on March 18. They fight May 22 in Los Angeles, on Showtime. (Photo by Gene Blevins - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions)
Hall of Famer Daniel Zaragoza (seen here in 1994) will serve as the lead trainer for fellow Mexican warrior Rafael Marquez as Marquez prepares for his May 22 fight with Israel Vazquez, the fourth time the rivals will meet. Zaragoza, 52, has coached amateur fighters for years and is looking to make a splash as a pro trainer. (The Record, via BoxingScene.com)