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Battered Vazquez stops Marquez in rematch with TKO

Updated: March 1, 2008, 10:51 PM ET
Associated Press

HIDALGO, Texas -- Israel Vazquez reclaimed the WBC super bantamweight title he lost to Rafael Marquez in March, knocking the champion down in the sixth before stopping him at the 1:16 mark Saturday night at Dodge Arena.

Vazquez took a pounding, too.

"I wasn't afraid they were going to stop the fight because I could see,'' said Vazquez, who had cuts above both eyes, the worst on the right side. "But my cut man [Joe Sanchez] deserves a lot of credit. So does my ...

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