Rafael Marquez vs. Silence Mabuza (2nd meeting)

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2006-08-05 : Rafael Marquez 118 lbs beat Silence Mabuza 117½ lbs by RTD at 3:00 in round 9 of 12


  • Marquez successfully defended his IBF title for the sevebth time after Mabuza's corner decided to stop the fight after the ninth round.
  • Marquez scored a disallowed knockdown in round 2 from a low blow. Mabuza rested 40 seconds. Mabuza suffered a nose bleed from round three, a cut beside the right eye, and two parallel, horizontal cuts on the left cheek in round 8. Marquez had a right eye puff from round four. Marquez worked over his opponent in the last two rounds.