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[[Image:Marquezvsdiaz.jpg|right|350px|Marquez vs. Diaz]]
 
<fight>1373169</fight>
 
<fight>1373169</fight>
 
'''Aired On:''' [[HBO World Championship Boxing]] (Main Event)<br>
 
'''Aired On:''' [[HBO World Championship Boxing]] (Main Event)<br>
'''Time:''' 2:40<br>
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'''Promoter:''' [[Golden Boy Promotions]]<br>
* '''[[World Boxing Organization]] Lightweight Title''' (Vacant)
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'''Announcer:''' [[Michael Buffer]]<br>
* '''[[World Boxing Association]] Lightweight Title''' (Vacant)
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* '''[[International Boxing Organization]] Lightweight Title''' (1st defense by Diaz)
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*'''[[World Boxing Organization]] Lightweight Title''' (Vacant)
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*'''[[World Boxing Association]] Lightweight Title''' (Vacant)
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*'''[[International Boxing Organization]] Lightweight Title''' (1st defense by Diaz)
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--- '''2009 [[Boxing Writers Association of America Fight of the Year]]''' --- <br>
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--- '''2009 [[Ring Magazine Fight of the Year]] ---'''
 
== Notes ==
 
== Notes ==
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! Total Punches || Marquez || Diaz
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|-
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| Landed || 288 || 252
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|-
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| Thrown || 732 || 781
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|-
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| Pct. || 39% || 32%
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! Jabs || Marquez || Diaz
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|-
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| Landed || 98 || 91
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|-
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| Thrown || 331 || 281
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|-
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| Pct. || 30% || 32%
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|- {{pstable-bg1}}
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! Power Punches || Marquez || Diaz
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|-
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| Landed || 190 || 161
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|-
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| Thrown || 401 || 500
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|-
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| Pct. || 47% || 32%
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|}
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*Juan Manuel Marquez came in ranked as the # 2 fighter [[pound-for-pound]] and the # 1 [[lightweight]] in the world by [[The Ring Magazine]]. Juan Diaz came in as the # 2 lightweight in the world by the same publication.
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*Marquez defends his [[Ring Magazine]] Lightweight World Title.
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*Other fighters in attendance included [[Bernard Hopkins]], [[Oscar De La Hoya]] and [[Shane Mosley]].
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*In Round 5, Marquez developed a small cut, from a punch, in the corner of his right eyelid.
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*In Round 8, a left uppercut opened a bad cut on the the right eyelid of Juan Diaz. He was latter wobbled in the same round from another left uppercut.
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*At 2:16 of Round 9, a combination sparked by a right hook and finished with a left uppercut sent Diaz falling forward and down to all fours and underneath the bottom rope. He was up at the count of four and received a standing eight-count.
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*At 2:34 in Round 9, a tremendous right uppercut dropped Diaz flat on his back in the center of the ring. Without beginning a count, the referee immediately waved and end to the bout.
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*This was the last bout for Diaz who officially announced his retirement on June 13, 2011.
  
* Juan Manuel Marquez came in ranked as the # 2 fighter [[pound-for-pound]] and the # 1 [[lightweight]] in the world by [[The Ring Magazine]]. Juan Diaz came in as the # 2 lightweight in the world by the same publication.
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* In the post-fight interview with [[HBO]]'s [[Max Kellerman]], Marquez said that he would like to fight [[Floyd Mayweather Jr.]] since, his first choice, [[Manny Pacquiao]] said he was not interested in a third meeting. Either way, Marquez said he would likely move up in weight class for his next fight.
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== Comments ==
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[[File:Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Juan Diaz (poster).jpg|right|300px]]
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*In the post-fight interview with [[HBO]]'s [[Max Kellerman]], Marquez said that he would like to fight [[Floyd Mayweather Jr.]] since, his first choice, [[Manny Pacquiao]] said he was not interested in a third meeting. Either way, Marquez said he would likely move up in weight class for his next fight.
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*"What you just saw was a really good young fighter knocked out by a great old fighter." - [[HBO]]'s [[Max Kellerman]]
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*"February twenty-eighth is a little early to proclaim something the Fight of the Year, but good luck to the rest of the sport in producing something that good or that significant." - [[HBO]]'s [[Jim Lampley]]

Revision as of 14:38, 3 February 2012

Marquez vs. Diaz

2009-02-28 : Juan Manuel Marquez 134¼ lbs beat Juan Diaz 134½ lbs by TKO at 2:40 in round 9 of 12

Aired On: HBO World Championship Boxing (Main Event)
Promoter: Golden Boy Promotions
Announcer: Michael Buffer

--- 2009 Boxing Writers Association of America Fight of the Year ---
--- 2009 Ring Magazine Fight of the Year ---

Notes

CompuBox Punchstats
Total Punches Marquez Diaz
Landed 288 252
Thrown 732 781
Pct. 39% 32%
Jabs Marquez Diaz
Landed 98 91
Thrown 331 281
Pct. 30% 32%
Power Punches Marquez Diaz
Landed 190 161
Thrown 401 500
Pct. 47% 32%
  • Juan Manuel Marquez came in ranked as the # 2 fighter pound-for-pound and the # 1 lightweight in the world by The Ring Magazine. Juan Diaz came in as the # 2 lightweight in the world by the same publication.
  • Marquez defends his Ring Magazine Lightweight World Title.
  • Other fighters in attendance included Bernard Hopkins, Oscar De La Hoya and Shane Mosley.
  • In Round 5, Marquez developed a small cut, from a punch, in the corner of his right eyelid.
  • In Round 8, a left uppercut opened a bad cut on the the right eyelid of Juan Diaz. He was latter wobbled in the same round from another left uppercut.
  • At 2:16 of Round 9, a combination sparked by a right hook and finished with a left uppercut sent Diaz falling forward and down to all fours and underneath the bottom rope. He was up at the count of four and received a standing eight-count.
  • At 2:34 in Round 9, a tremendous right uppercut dropped Diaz flat on his back in the center of the ring. Without beginning a count, the referee immediately waved and end to the bout.
  • This was the last bout for Diaz who officially announced his retirement on June 13, 2011.


Comments

Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Juan Diaz (poster).jpg
  • In the post-fight interview with HBO's Max Kellerman, Marquez said that he would like to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. since, his first choice, Manny Pacquiao said he was not interested in a third meeting. Either way, Marquez said he would likely move up in weight class for his next fight.
  • "What you just saw was a really good young fighter knocked out by a great old fighter." - HBO's Max Kellerman
  • "February twenty-eighth is a little early to proclaim something the Fight of the Year, but good luck to the rest of the sport in producing something that good or that significant." - HBO's Jim Lampley
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