2003-11-01 Juan Manuel Marquez w tdec 7 Derrick Gainer, Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - IBF/WBA

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2003-11-01 Juan Manuel Marquez w tdec 7 Derrick Gainer, Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - IBF/WBA. Referee: Luis Pabon. Scorecards: 69-64, 70-63, 70-63. Backpedalling from the opening bell, Gainer (126) failed to put in any work whatsoever while Marquez (125¾) continually stalked him, looking to fire off body shots as and when he could. In the seventh round Gainer, who was tiring rapidly due to the body shots having an effect, suddenly reeled away from a clash of heads with a cut over the left eye. Following doctor’s advice the fight went to the cards on the 2.37 mark, and with Gainer having lost every round Marquez unified both titles on the decision.