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Israel Vazquez in the gym

Ricardo Conde

By Ricardo Conde

Three time world champion Israel “El Magnifico” Vazquez (44-4, 32 KOs) of Mexico will step back into the ring against two division world champion, Rafael Marquez (38-5, 34 KOs) of Mexico on Saturday, May 22nd at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. Considered widely by many to be perhaps the greatest boxing trilogy of all time, these two great Mexican warriors will meet again for a fourth time on “Once and Four All” in a 12 round bout in the featherweight division, which will be shown live on SHOWTIME and is being co-promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, Gary Shaw Productions, Espinoza Boxing Promotions and Zanfer Promotions and is being sponsored by Cerveza Tecate.

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In the co-feature bout, Yonnhy Perez (20-0, 14 KOs) of Colombia will defend his IBF bantamweight title against undefeated top contender Abner Mares (20-0, 13 KOs) of Mexico. Tickets, priced at $250, $125, $75, $50 and $25 are available online at, by phone at (800) 745-3000 and at the STAPLES Center Box Office.

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