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Mandatory Eight Count: Marquez-Diaz II Fight Day Edition

It's fight day in Vegas for Juan Manuel Marquez and Juan Diaz. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
It's fight day in Vegas for Juan Manuel Marquez and Juan Diaz. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Favored Marquez the crowd favorite against Diaz (USA Today)
Friday's weigh-in left no doubt that Juan Manuel Marquez has more fans in Las Vegas than does "The Baby Bull." Diaz came in at 135, with Marquez at 133 1/2.

Juan Manuel Marquez vs Juan Diaz Preview (The Boxing Bulletin)
Lee Payton of The Boxing Bulletin breaks down the fight.

Head to head: Marquez vs. Diaz II (The Ring)
Doug Fischer's pre-fight analysis of the rematch.

Will Marquez-Diaz II produce another Fight of the Year? (Yahoo! Sports)
Kevin Iole and Steve Cofield discuss the chance of Marquez-Diaz II being a repeat Fight of the Year.

Diaz poised to lay down law against Marquez (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Diaz says he'll only fight another two years or so. His trainer, Ronnie Shields, believes Diaz will retire from boxing if he loses this fight. They both feel that fighting in Vegas, instead of Houston, will help Diaz concentrate better than he did last time.

Juan Diaz adamant he will show improvement (ESPN)
Kieran Mulvaney's article has this dynamite quote from Diaz: "It makes sense that I'm going to win on Saturday night. I lost my last fight, so this time I'm going to win."

Jacobs' story can help ease Pacquiao-Mayweather bitterness (New York Post)
Danny Jacobs is fighting tonight just a few days after the death of his grandmother.

Joel Casamayor Looks to Rebound Against Robert Guerrero (FanHouse)
Remember how Joel Casamayor was going to fight Juan Guzman, and then Amir Khan, and now Robert Guerrero?