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Marquez feeling privileged to fight on Mexican Independence Day weekend

Juan Manuel Marquez hopes to give his compatriots another reason to celebrate on Mexican Independence Day weekend, but Joel Casamayor has his own ideas.

Originally Published: September 11, 2008
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

In the United States, Americans celebrate the 1776 Declaration of Independence from Great Britain on Fourth of July weekend. Fireworks are usually the highlight of a fun, relaxing holiday.

Mexicans celebrate their 1810 independence from Spain -- Grito de Dolores -- every Sept. 16. That weekend also traditionally includes fireworks, but usually of the fistic variety.

Year after year, you can count on an important fight to take place on the second weekend of September, and it almost ...

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