Raul Marquez wins by KO

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Raul Marquez wins by KO

Louisiana Report

Raul Marquez KO5 Sergio Rios... Former IBF junior middleweight champ Raul Marquez continued to win on the comeback trail, this time breaking down Sergio Rios en route to a fifth round KO. Marquez dropped Rios early in the fifth round with a body shot. Rios got up but Marquez repeated the body attack, putting his opponent down for the count of ten. With the win, Marquez moves to 37-3 while Rios plummets to 18-5. Marquez is now 2-0 since a loss to Jermain Taylor looked like it might end his career.

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