Boxer pops question despite loss

Updated: November 7, 2010, 1:08 AM ET
Associated Press

NEWARK, N.J. -- Call him the ring man.

Vicente Escobedo picked the perfect spot to propose to his girlfriend.

The lightweight boxer from Woodland, Calif., was soundly defeated by Robert Guerrero on Saturday night on the undercard of Zab Judah's fight against Lucas Matthysse. Undaunted, Escobedo dropped to his knee in the corner afterward and produced a tiny box and ring, asking Valerie Zarate to marry him. She said yes.

Escobedo was battered and bloodied from a deep gash on his ...

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