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Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Cowboys officials, Top Rank in talks

By Calvin Watkins
ESPNDallas.com

Dallas Cowboys officials are in talks with promotional firm Top Rank about bringing a boxing match to Cowboys Stadium, tentatively scheduled for July 14.

Bob Arum, president of Top Rank, said he would like to bring Mexico's Juan Manuel Marquez to face Brandon Rios for a possible junior welterweight title fight. The fight is contingent upon Marquez and Rios each winning their fights April 14 -- Marquez's in Mexico City and Rios' in Las Vegas.

Marquez (53-6-1) will meet Sergey Fedchenko (30-1) in the main event. Rios (29-0, 22 KOs) takes on Richard Abril (17-2-1, 8 KOs) on an undercard bout. Arum said if Rios and Marquez win their fights and don't sustain any significant physical damage, they will meet.

Brett Daniels, senior director of corporate communications for Cowboys Stadium, said several dates have been discussed with Top Rank.

Cowboys Stadium has hosted two boxing cards, both involving Manny Pacquiao in 2010.