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Marquez breaks Vazquez's nose, adds 122 belt

Originally Published: March 3, 2007
Associated Press

CARSON, Calif. -- Challenger Rafael Marquez broke Israel Vazquez's nose with a hard right in the first round, then took the WBC super bantamweight crown when Vazquez couldn't continue after the seventh.

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Although Vazquez had trouble breathing because of his swollen nose, he kept going and caught Marquez with a left hook that sent him to the canvas in the third round of their bout Saturday night.

"I was only able to breathe through my mouth and that's ...

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